FOOTBALL: King’s Lynn Town supporters who miss watching their team with other fans can now enjoy home games screened live at the town’s Corn Exchange.
With the stands at The Walks still closed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the football club have teamed-up with West Norfolk Council and Alive West Norfolk to show every home game on the big screen at the Corn Exchange until at least the end of 2020.
Tickets, at £12 each, will be limited to 100 and will be on tables of six due to social distancing measures, but fans who miss out can still stream live at home for the same price.
Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve described it as “brilliant news”, adding: “Bringing fans together to enjoy the match and show their support is fantastic. The whole ticket price comes to the club, which will really help with our current costs.
“We thank the council and Alive West Norfolk as well as all of our fans for their continued support.”
Neil Gromett, managing director of Alive West Norfolk, added: “We are delighted to support our local football team as well as giving fans an opportunity to enjoy the game together.”
There will be a bar with table service. Tickets can be purchased from the Linnets website.
The Linnets were brought back down to earth with a heavy bump after suffering back-to-back defeats in the National League, writes Chris Milsom.
Lynn went down 5-0 away at Solihull Moors, a defeat quickly followed by a home 3-0 loss on Tuesday night against Boreham Wood.
Saturday’s defeat at Solihull was painful viewing for everybody as some poor defending cost Lynn dearly.
Joe Sbarra gave the home side the lead deep in the first half.
A second half onslaught followed. First, Archer got on the end of Sbarra’s corner to head home and then substitute Jamey Osbourne coolly lobbed Archie Mair from 30 yards.
Archer added his second before home skipper Callum Howe rubbed salt into the already gaping wound, heading home an Osbourne corner.
The result on Tuesday night against Boreham Wood wasn’t helped by Jamar Loza seeing red after picking up two bookings.
By then Lynn were already 2-0 down thanks to goals from Matt Rhead and a penalty from Kabongo Tshimanga after Mair brought down the same player.
Tshimanga added a third after showing a clean pair of heels to Rory McAuley. Helped by a deflection off the boot of Aaron Jones, the ball looped over Mair and into the net.
Mair was called upon to make a good save to deny Francis-Angol but it was all about damage limitation for Culverhouse’s men.
After the game, Culverhouse said: “Boreham Wood were a good side. They know how to play the game and we’ve got to learn. The games we’ve played, against two really good sides, we are competing on that level, yet we really aren’t.
“We need to learn from these teams and how they do things. To stay in the league we need to learn all the tricks of the trade.
“We will be better for the experience, and we will come back. We’ve got a tough one Saturday, it’s a long journey, but we’ve got to respond for it.”
• The Linnets were drawn at home to Notts Co in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup. KO Saturday, October 24, 3pm.