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Linnets share and share alike – but Culverhouse is aware of the pitfalls

PUBLISHED: 13:15 08 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:15 08 December 2017

Lynn's Michael Gash was among the goals in midweek. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn's Michael Gash was among the goals in midweek. Picture: Ian Burt

Archant 2017

If Ian Culverhouse has a Christmas wish list, it may well have been delivered early.

The Linnets boss takes his team to Farnborough today on the back of a superb win at St Neots in midweek.

It was a game which saw five goals shared between five players and a clean sheet to boot. The icing on the cake is that Lynn sit seven points clear at the top.

But while things are rosy in the Linnets’ garden, Culverhouse is unlikely to allow anyone to relax.

“I thought our game management on the night (at St Neots) was very good,” he said.

“They had a tricky, quick forward and, apart from a few runs, we isolated him and began to impose ourselves all over the park.

“The clean sheet was another positive and the goals being shared around the lads will continue to breed confidence and galvanise us as a unit. Metts (Leon Mettam) and Gashy (Michael Gash) deserved their goals and I was pleased for Simon (Lappin) to open his account for us.

“We now move on to Farnborough and in some ways it’s very similar to the trip to Kings Langley a few weeks ago where a few people thought we just had to turn up and the win was ours.

“I didn’t and the team didn’t and as it turned out they gave us a heck of a game and it was a very hard earned point we returned home with. Just as at any level of football there are no easy games to be had in this league.

“It is a very competitive set-up and on their day any team is more than capable of beating any other.”

Farnborough are 19th in the table with only one win in their last eight league and cup games – but Lappin knows all about the dangers of complacency.

“It will be a tough one at Farnborough,” he said. “It’s something to do with our league position, Every team wants to beat the team who’s top of the league.

“It’s up to is to worry about ourselves and keep turning out performances and what it takes to win football matches, But come Saturday we will be ready.”

There is likely to be a Canaries reunion for Lappin, with Farnborough are expected to include former Norwich City striker Jamie Cureton who, at the age of 42, has bagged eight league goals this season.


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