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Linnets look to end home goal drought

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King’s Lynn Town will be hoping to end a goal drought on home soil when South Shields visit the Walks in the National League North tomorrow.Despite being unbeaten in their last five matches, Lynn have struggled to turn on the style in front of their own supporters with their last goal coming in a 2-1 defeat against Boston United on Boxing Day.It has been more than 360 minutes since Linnets fans last saw the visiting net bulge and manager Adam Lakeland is determined for that statistic to change.”We know we have to start picking up a few more points here,” he said after Saturday’s goalless draw against Farsley Celtic.”I’m under no illusions that we need to do that. I thought the supporters again today were great and it was good to see nearly 900 here, which is probably our biggest since the Boston game“I imagine that’s probably off the back of us winning a couple of games but the support has been superb on the road as well.”We got to that point where we had that great win here on a Tuesday night against Scunthorpe and then we kind of fell away a little bit and had a bad run.”We’re now picking up points again on a more regular basis and hopefully we can keep that going.”The Linnets came within 16 minutes of completing the double against Alfreton on Tuesday night before having to settle for a 1-1 draw.Lakeland feels his side has a point to prove against South Shields following the 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.”We’re doing a lot of things well and we’ve got to back it up with another good result on Saturday,” he said.”It’s another tough game, they’re a very good side. We were very unfortunate when we went up there earlier in the season.”We should have been 2-0 up. We missed a penalty and a one-on-one and ended up losing the game narrowly.”A long time has passed since then and they are now under new management.”But I feel we’ve made a hell of a lot of progress since we last played them but we know it’s going to be another difficult game.”The Linnets will monitor the fitness of defender Greg Taylor, who limped off with an injury in Derbyshire, while Lynn’s boss will be hoping that striker Jonathan Margetts has shrugged off a niggle that has hampered the frontman in the last fortnight.South Shields are the latest non-league club to be supported by a pop star on the back of Boyzone’s involvement with Chorley.Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall has shown her support for her local football club as it enters the next chapter of its history.Thirwall, who is an honorary president and a huge fan of South Shields FC has thrown her support behind the club after it was recently put up for sale.This came as current chairman Geoff Thompson announced the news after the club has grown to have a fanbase of 2,500 per home game.



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