King’s Lynn Town v Boreham Wood
Tuesday 13th October 2020, 7.45pm
The Walks Stadium, Vanarama National League
This evening, Wood travel to Norfolk where we match up in the Vanarama National League against newly promoted King’s Lynn Town.
The Linnets come into this fixture off the back of a devastating 5-0 defeat on the road against Solihull Moors. Whereas the Wood picked up their first point of the season on Saturday afternoon as Meadow Park hosted a 0-0 draw against FC Halifax Town.
Unfortunately, this fixture will be held behind closed doors, however, there are several ways for fans to stay up to date on proceedings including our hosts live stream, or live updates via Wood’s twitter and Instagram.
THE FORM GUIDE
Previous six games (in all competitions and friendlies): –
FC Halifax Town (H) | VNL | 0-0 D
Wrexham (A) | VNL | 2-1 L
Welling United (A) | PSF | 0-1 W
Peterborough United XI (H) | PSF | 2-0 W
Finishing Touch Football (H) | PSF | 2-0 W
Slough Town (A) | PSF | 1-7 W
After what was a disappointing result, but a promising performance from the Wood in our league opener away to Wrexham, it was somewhat the opposite in our first home fixture of the season on Saturday afternoon as we drew 0-0 against Halifax Town.
The performance was described as ‘average’ and ‘lacklustre’ by Wood boss Luke Garrard. However, a resilient and real sense of defensive solidarity, in the first half in particular, was enough to earn our first point of the season.
One of the main positives taken away from the game, as reiterated by Garrard in his post-match interview, was the introduction of Matt Rhead on the hour and the positive impact he made on attacking proceedings which offered us something different as opposed to what was displayed in the first period.
Previous six games (in all competitions and friendlies): –
Solihull Moors (A) | VNL | 5-0 L
Maidenhead United (A) | VNL | 2-3 W
Yeovil Town (H) | VNL | 2-2 D
St Albans City (A) | PSF | 2-2 D
Kettering Town (A) | PSF | 0-1 L
Royston Town (A) | PSF | 1-5 W
The Linnets come into this fixture off the back of an emphatic 5-0 away defeat against Solihull Moors. Though the defeat was certainly one to forget for Ian Culverhouse and his side, which they will be desperate to bounce back from this evening as we visit the Walks Stadium.
Before Saturday’s defeat, King’s Lynn had lost just one of their previous six fixtures in all competitions, most notable of the Linnets impressive performances was on the opening day of the season, against former Football League giants Yeovil Town, where they earned a hard thought point in a 2-2 draw after trailing 2-0.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Brown came through the junior ranks at Sheffield United and enjoyed a short loan spell at Northern Counties East Side Hallam before signing a permanent deal at Sheffield FC.
The Youngster featured for the England ‘C’ team during the summer of 2018 and later signed for Buxton of the Northern Premier League at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
The 21-year-old is a player that many National League clubs have shown an interest in and his impressive performance on the big stage for England ‘C’ last June in Estonia was evident of the talent that Brown possesses.
King joined Norwich City’s youth academy at the age of eight years old, where he eventually went on to make his senior debut in 2014, at just 18-years-old, in a League Cup defeat away to Shrewsbury Town.
The 25-year-old then moved on from Norwich in 2015 in search for regular first team football and signed for Thetford Town in the Eastern Counties Premier Division where he scored an impressive 16 goals in 42 appearances.
His inspiring season at Thetford attracted a lot of attention from several clubs in higher divisions but King opted for a move across to Ireland where he signed for Shamrock Rovers in the Irish Premier Division.
After spending just the one season in Ireland, King moved back to Norfolk to sign for the Linnets in 2018 where he had a short but successful time, scoring five times in 11 appearances before signing for FC Halifax Town, where he then went on to spend two years.
King was one of Ian Culverhouse’s many summer signings after their promotion as National League North champions and he re-joined the Club on a two-year deal this off-season.
Marriott began his career within the youth set up at Norwich City before finishing his youth career with Cambridge United, graduating into their first team in 2009.
During a three-year spell in the U’s first team, Marriott scored 10 goals in 56 appearances. This period included two fruitful loan spells at Cambridge City and Bishops Stortford.
Following his release from Cambridge United, Marriott made the switch across the City to his previous loan Club Cambridge City. During a two-year stint with the Lilywhites, Marriott was prolific at Southern League level scoring 57 goals in 69 appearances, attracting the attention of a host of Football League sides.
It was Stevenage though who would win the race to capture Marriott’s signature, however his stint at Broadhall Way wasn’t as fruitful, scoring just three goals in 19 games between 2014 and 2016. His spell at Stevenage was followed by a season-long stint with Lincoln City between 2016 and 2017, scoring 4 goals in 20 appearances at Sincil Bank.
Again a three-year stint at Football League and National League level, Marriott returned to Southern Premier Division level with Royston Town. It was his return to this level where Marriott re-found his prolific goal scoring form, scoring 25 goals in 30 appearances whilst at Garden Walk.
A very brief stint with Boston United at National League North level was followed by joining King’s Lynn Town in October 2018. Since joining the Linnets, Marriott has been an instrumental figure in their back-to-back promotions from Southern Premier level to the National League, scoring 53 goals in 65 appearance with the Norfolk side.
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE
Our hosts, King’s Lynn Town will be streaming the game live for home and away fans to purchase – WATCH LIVE HERE
Alternatively, you can keep up with the action via our Twitter and Instagram pages, where there will be regular updates throughout the match.
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Match Preview written by Joe Karadzas (Press Assistant)