PREVIEW | King's Lynn Town (H)
Wealdstone v King's Lynn Town
Vanarama National League
Saturday 7th May, 3:00pm kick-off
Some restrictions still apply and will remain the same from the previous home match against Chesterfield where certain sections will have capacity restrictions for now and a home ticket will gain you entry for any part of the ground apart from the away section. There are no restrictions requiring you to remain in one place for the duration of the game. You can find a full spectator guide from the Chesterfield match HERE.
Saturday's final home game of the season is also our 'Club Day' where we celebrate the season. There will be Happy Hour at the the bar, a Supporters' Club BBQ and the club's awards night after the game where we celebrate not only the achievements of our first team but also our youth and academy sides too. Find all the info on 'Club Day' HERE.
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It's the final home game of the season for the Stones at Grosvenor Vale where already-relegated King's Lynn Town visit. The away side confirmed relegation in a 3-3 draw with Eastleigh last week but have since gone on to get a comfortable 3-0 win away to Woking on Easter Monday. The Linnets season ends this Saturday as the side have no game next week and new manager Tommy Widdrington will want to end the season on a high as they return to the National League North. The Stones meanwhile will want to give the carnival atmosphere something to celebrate in front of the home faithful, with the weather set to be a scorcher too it should be another packed home game.
George Wickens looks set to complete his concussion recovery and be fit for Saturday after missing the Bank Holiday fixtures, emergency loanee Sam Howes was an able deputy but his deal has expired and he's returned to Horsham. Medy Elito was missing with a knock and Nathan Ferguson also missed Monday's game at Yeovil. Connor McAvoy could also return after featuring for Fulham U23s in the week. Andrew Eleftheriou remains out injured but was involved in the warm-up at Yeovil.
Yeovil Town (A) 0-0 D
Dagenham & Redbridge (H) 1-2 L (Umerah)
Altrincham (A) 4-2 L (Cooper, Umerah)
Boreham Wood (H) 2-0 W (Henry, Umerah)
Southend United (A) 0-1 W (Browne)
King's Lynn Town:
Woking (A) 0-3 W (Omotayo, Denton, Charles)
Eastleigh (H) 3-3 D (Omotayo 2, Barrows)
Dagenham & Redbridge (A) 1-1 D (Coulson) Grimsby Town (H) 0-1 L
Notts County (A) 4-1 L (Omotayo)
WHAT WAS SAID? Stuart Maynard: "Tommy's [Widdrington] come in and done an excellent job for King's Lynn, he's probably come in a little too late to save them from relegation but he's picked up a lot of points and got them within touching distance it's a tough division to put the performances and results together that they did. It's not an easy test, they will be exactly like us coming into this game and wanting to win, he'll want to take that momentum into the division below next season as they'll want to bounce straight back up, so it's going to be a tough game but one we're looking forward to."
WHO TO WATCH FOR?
Gold Omotayo: The Linnets number nine has hit a purple patch for the club of late with six goals in his last nine games and has really come to life under new manager Tommy Widdrington. The Swiss striker has bags of National League experience at the age of 28 having played for Maidstone United, Yeovil Town, FC Halifax Town and Wrexham before joining the Norfolk side in the summer.
Played - 3
Won - 3
Drawn - 0
Lost - 0
* as King's Lynn Town
Played - 6
Won - 1
Drawn - 2
Lost - 3
* as King's Lynn
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Sep 2021 - King's Lynn Town 0-1 Stones - (Cooper)
Mar 2021 - Stones 3-1 King's Lynn Town - (Green, Lafayette, Mendy)
Oct 2020 - King's Lynn Town 2-3 Stones - (Parish 3)
Apr 2007 - King's Lynn 1-0 Stones Apr 2007 - Stones 1-1 King's Lynn - (Papali)
We would like to thank Saturday's match sponsor Ashley Holding for their continued support of the club and we hope that they enjoy the hospitality. We would also like to thank Saturday's ball donors Megaphone and 'In memory of Steve Browne Senior' for their support too.
Preview by Chris Woods