King’s Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse angry at club over state of pitch

PUBLISHED: 08:05 13 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:56 17 April 2018

Delight for 
Ryan Fryatt after he scores King's Lynn Town's winner against Kettering. 
Picture: Nick Butcher

Delight for Ryan Fryatt after he scores King's Lynn Town's winner against Kettering. Picture: Nick Butcher

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King’s Lynn Town boss Ian Culverhouse launched a broadside at the club after his players battled against the odds to claim a vital win in the Southern League Premier run-in.

The Linnets came from behind to beat Kettering 2-1 and tighten their grip on the vital second spot in the table. But it was done on a gluepot of a pitch, and Culverhouse was holding no punches in his post-match analysis.

“They were tremendous again but I think this club let the players down tonight,” said the former Norwich City player and assistant manager.

“To turn up tonight and have the pitch in the state have it, I don’t think it is right.

“Those players, what they have done for the club this year deserves more than that and I can’t praise them highly enough.

“For them to come out here and have a pitch that hasn’t been worked on in five days since the last time it was played on, I think is shocking.

”I just went in the dressing room and praised them to the hilt. They went right to the wire, they never moan and tonight they we superb, fantastic. But I am so disappointed in this football club is frightening.”

Lynn’s night looked to be cursed when they lost Leon Mettam to injury in the warm-up and skipper Michael Clunan limped off after 21 minutes, but after conceding early in the second half, headers from Michael Gash and Ryan Fryatt earned them a valuable victory – the first time they have beaten Kettering at The Walks in a league game since April, 1971.

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