Wealdstone v King's Lynn Town - Match Preview
Wealdstone v King's Lynn Town Vanarama National League Grosvenor Vale
Tuesday 9th March, 7:45pm kick-off
HOW TO WATCH
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THE CONTEXT The 2019/20 National League South and North champions meet at Grosvenor Vale on Tuesday evening, meeting in what is being dubbed as a relegation 'six pointer'. The visitors could climb out of the relegation zone in 21st with a win over the Stones who will be aiming to push themselves six points clear of safety with a win over the Linnets. Both sides will be looking to bounce back from disappointing defeats on the weekend with the Stones losing 2-1 at home to FC Halifax Town and King's Lynn comfortably beaten 3-0 by fellow strugglers Woking at Kingfield.
TEAM NEWS Stones will be without midfield talisman Connor Smith who has an ankle injury, Michee Efete also missed Saturday's game after a knock sustained in the Stones 1-0 win over Boreham Wood last week, George Langston is closer to a return but tomorrow evening's game could come a few days too soon. Charlee Hughes returned to the squad on the weekend and will once again be available, whilst Joseph Olowu and Josh Meekings look to be out for another month. New signing Daniel Bowry will miss the game through suspension after he was sent off on his debut in Saturday's defeat against FC Halifax Town.
FORM GUIDE Stones:
FC Halifax Town (H) 1-2 (Lewis) Boreham Wood (H) 1-0 W (Smith)
Wrexham (A) 4-1 L (Parish)
Eastleigh (H) 0-0 D Sutton United (A) 4-1 L (Parish)
King's Lynn Town:
Woking (A) 3-0 L Notts County (A) 2-2 D (Carey, Mitchell) Bromley (A) 2-0 L Notts County (H) 0-1 L Barnet (H) 5-1 W (Gash 2, King, Southwell, Marriott)
WHAT WAS SAID Stuart Maynard: "It's a big game and it is a six pointer because of the position both teams are in, in the league. We have to dust ourselves down, make sure we get the recovery right as it's been an intense few games and we will prepare now and we'll be ready to go for King's Lynn."
WHO TO WATCH FOR? Sonny Carey: A local lad and product of Norwich City's academy system, the 20-year old midfielder joined the Linnets last season and was a key member of the squad that saw them win the National League North title. He's pushed on from last season and improved, playing an even more important role in the King's Lynn squad as make the step up to National League football. He scored at Notts County's Meadow Lane stadium in an important 2-2 draw last week and was also pivotal in King's Lynn prolonged FA Cup and FA Trophy runs this season, scoring the winner in the Linnets FA Cup giant-killing away to Port Vale.
Played - 1 Won - 1 Drawn - 0 Lost - 0 *as King's Lynn Town FC Played - 5 Won - 1 Drawn - 1 Lost - 3 *as King's Lynn FC
LAST FIVE MEETINGS 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) Mar 1972 - Stones 2-1 King's Lynn (Byrne, Brown) Sep 1971 - King's Lynn 2-1 Stones (Townend)
MATCH SPONSORS We would like to thank Tuesday night's match sponsors Benjamin Albert and Union Athletic, as well as our ball sponsor for the fixture David Leach.
Preview by Chris Woods