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‘Baffled’ King’s Lynn manager slams the state of club’s pitch

A ‘baffled’ King’s Lynn manager slams the state of his own club’s pitch after watching Dagenham & Redbridge come away with the points.

Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse labelled the playing surface as ‘not playable’ after his sides’ 3-0 defeat on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Paul McCallum, Angelo Balanta, and Matt Robinson gave the Daggers a third successive win in a game that never really challenged them.

However, instead of criticising his players for another poor display, Culverhouse focused on the state of the pitch after the final whistle.

“I think this is possibly the worst pitch in the league and I don’t know why as there’s hardly been any games played on it,” he said.

“Even from kick-off we kick the ball straight back to our centre-half and he ends up volleying it without no one else near him.

“What the hell is going on? The pitch isn’t good enough, it’s shocking and it is absolutely killing us.

“For a possession-based side to actually have to play on this is embarrassing and I feel sorry for the boys.

“I’m asking them to do things which the pitch really isn’t allowing them to do and I don’t want to change the way we play.”

On the game itself, Culverhouse added: “It was about poor decisions and we conceded some poor goals. You can pick holes in that, but I can’t fault the players as we’re a patched-up team.”

Daggers boss Daryl McMahon said on the positives from the game: “Obviously the three goals, the clean sheet, and the striking was spot on again.

“Great for Robbo to get another goal again from midfield, just delighted to get the win again, three in a row, and I’m hoping we can take that forward.”

Asked how important is the momentum this time of the season, he responded: “Yeah it’s really important, we’ve not really been able to get in any momentum because everytime we’ve started, we’ve had to stop before Christmas and just after Christmas. Hopefully now we can stay clear until the end of the season and keep improving.”

On no midweek football: “I think it’s important that they rest this time of the season.

“We’ve had so many games and it’s been a difficult season with that managing training with everything going on, but I think we’ve had a lot of games in a short period of time, in particularly older players sometimes in the next day recovery, the younger players want to train as much as they can, so we’ll talk about it on the way home.”


Photos from Kings Lynn Towns three nil defeat by Dagenham and Redbridge at the Walks

Posted by King’s Lynn Town Football Club on Saturday, 24 April 2021

Fans reacted as the ‘baffled’ King’s Lynn manager slams the state of his own club’s pitch…

@DaveofNorfolk: Strangely enough, it doesn’t seem to affect our opponents

@JohnBraybrook: The pitch was put down less than a year ago!

@Tatsymo: Oh dear this sounds like something else is wrong within the club

Paul Flynn: It was piss poor considering no game on it for two weeks.Has the groundsman been furloughed?

Lee Chilvers: Same for both teams though

Paul Flynn: True and sometimes you have to go against what you believe in. We have two big men to pick up front who can hold it up so go more direct and play two up top.

Craig Brown: Should not have to blame pitch players should be able to still produce good performance anyway

Steve Ireson: They were able to play good football on the pitch, we were just up to it today.

Jimmy Fountain: Good job he never played on it in his playing days

Below is the highlights of when King’s Lynn faced Altrincham two weeks ago…

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