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Leiston this Saturday
« on: January 03, 2019, 06:36:48 AM »
Thereís never a dull week at The Walks!  With the dust barely settled from Lynnís New Yearís Day annihilation of Needham Market, there is a new signing and then on we go again to the next match this Saturday at home to Leiston.
Based on their season so far and their performance against Lynn, Leiston look a similar team to Needham: they score goals and concede them in equal measure, suggesting that they prefer to take teams on rather than sit back and nick points. They have only failed to score away from home once and have drawn 2-2 in 4 away games this season. Leiston have had some good results, with the 2-1 win at Kettering perhaps their most impressive.  Leistonís attacking philosophy worked in Lynnís favour in the away fixture when the Suffolk team, who were in a play-off position at the time, simply couldnít cope with Lynnís intricate and inventive forward play which, just like Needham, saw them blown away before half-time.
Despite their apparent openness both home and away I would expect Leiston to default to the formation that most select when playing at The Walks: 451 but how will Lynn set up?
With a new CB, some are suggesting that Lynn will play with three at the back. Certainly 352 appears to be a formation well suited to opening up a 451 but, if Lynn do go with three at the back, who will play on the right?
Matty Castellan did a decent job there against Needham after Richards went off and Culverhouse encouraged him to push up high, which he did, but can he develop into a right wing-back? Thereís no evidence that he can so far, but who knows: is that any crazier than say putting Hawkins there? If we could splice Castellan and Hawkins together that would make a new Cameron Norman: Ryan Castellan? Matty Hawkins?
This right side has been a problem for Lynn since Norman departed, particularly at home where Lynn have struggled to break down compact defences. Aaron Jones was, however, looking increasingly accomplished in that position before an injury that now needs an operation to fix. 
Lynn have only won 4 times at home in the league compared to 9 by Stourbridge and 7 by Kettering and is part of the reason that Lynn are still a fair way behind the two current title contenders. Away from home, Lynn are the leagueís highest scorers so far this season but at home have only managed 16 which places them at 11th highest for goals scored.
Lynn are top of the current form league table and a betting man would no doubt predict a home win but if Lynn canít break Leiston down with that critical early goal, Leiston look more than capable of scoring themselves and this could be a tricky old fixture.


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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 12:08:39 PM »
Pedro's 400th game too aint it? Hopefully the club announce this on the day so he can get the ovation desserved that's quite a feat!

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 12:44:09 PM »
Pedro's 400th game too aint it? Hopefully the club announce this on the day so he can get the ovation desserved that's quite a feat!
400! Wow! I hope this is being promoted by the club?

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 03:14:30 PM »
Pedro's 400th game too aint it? Hopefully the club announce this on the day so he can get the ovation desserved that's quite a feat!

There will be a presentation for him prior to kick off, as well as for Ryan Hawkins who is set to make his 100th appearance on Saturday.

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 05:33:46 PM »
400 in non league is a truly exceptional feat congrats to Pedro, feel like his game has improved since Bastock joined.

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 09:49:56 PM »
Well done Pedro. 400 and an original member of the New KLTFC playing at step 5.
Well done, you are a credit and here's hoping for a clean sheet tomorrow, 3 points and stepping up to step 2 at the end of the season with KLTFC.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :scarf:

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 05:31:19 PM »
A tough 1 - 1 draw, which could have been 3 points in favour of Lynn. We rode our luck at times, with Leiston having several half chances. Lynn got stronger in the 2nd half, and could have pinched it, with several goal mouth  chances towards the end ! At least we kept the unbeaten run going. Obviously we must stay in the play off position.

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 05:50:34 PM »
With a stronger ref we would have won that one,how they only had one sent off I will never know? :dontknow:
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2019, 06:13:04 PM »
Agree about the ref: he was shocking. Their keeper weren't bad: he pulled off some stunning saves.

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2019, 06:34:56 PM »
With a stronger ref we would have won that one,how they only had one sent off I will never know? :dontknow:
The referee was an absolute disgrace. Had no idea, and Gashie was fouled every time and only got one decision. We do not need clowns like that masquerading as referees

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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2019, 07:02:16 PM »
Agree about the fouls. Gashy, Adam and Hawks were constantly fouled, plus there was a bad elbow on Parks. They were lucky to have 10 men !

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 07:24:33 PM »
Leiston clearly came motivated to not have a repeat of the last fixture. There number 10 missed some sitters but gave our back 3 some real headaches with his movement. Lynn didnít start playing until they went 1 down and the Leiston keeper made some fantastic saves Lynn could of had 5 last in 20. Would like Lynn to allow FBT to play with the freedom he does when chasing at all times because heís the best player in this league when he plays that way.

Marriott is a seriously astute signing, going to be a massive player for us over the next season and a half.

We also sorely need attacking options with Hendo out and Hawkins not at his best, we really lacked creativity and only looked like doing something when we went direct to Gash.

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 08:54:07 PM »
Ref was a nightmare. It was a defo penalty on Rory Mc  in the 1st half.  Pleased with the new lads performance and very unlucky Adam blocked Parks shot on the line. Have to agree with IC's summing up in the aftermatch interview.

I heard Camaron King was a VIP guest today?

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 05:34:20 AM »
How come henderson was on bench today was he carrying a knock? Definitely need some more creativity in midfield, really should be putting these kind of teams to bed at home if we have any ambition at all.

just 3 points now between 3rd & 10th place might end up being a battle just to stay in the play off positions at this rate if don't start turning these home draws into wins.

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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2019, 07:20:58 AM »
How come henderson was on bench today was he carrying a knock? Definitely need some more creativity in midfield, really should be putting these kind of teams to bed at home if we have any ambition at all.

just 3 points now between 3rd & 10th place might end up being a battle just to stay in the play off positions at this rate if don't start turning these home draws into wins.
Henderson has a strained ham string