Written by Josh Tindall
The Magpies are back on home turf tonight as they welcome newly promoted King’s Lynn Town to
York Road. Maidenhead will be aiming to clinch their first three points of the season and bounce back from
Saturday’s defeat away at Sutton United.
The Magpies, who saw six new signings make their competitive debut for the club, fell to a 3-0
defeat in South London on the opening day. Omar Bugiel opened the scoring on 17 minutes before a
Shaun Donnellan own goal gave the hosts a two-goal lead going into half-time. Callum Kealy put the
game way out of Maidenhead’s reach late on to seal maximum points for the U’s.
King’s Lynn Town were founded in 2010 after King’s Lynn FC were wound up the year before. Since
then, the Linnets have enjoyed success after success, climbing through the divisions from the United
Counties League to the fifth tier in the space of a decade.
The Norfolk side enjoyed back-to-back promotions last season, narrowly going up via the points per
game system, pipping York City to the Vanarama National League North title.
King’s Lynn began life in the fifth tier with a 2-2 draw at home to last season’s play-off contenders
and former Championship side Yeovil Town at the weekend. The hosts did have to come back from
behind on two occasions with the first goal coming just after the break. Luke Wilkinson headed the
Glovers in front, but Dayle Southwell was on hand to level proceedings with 15 minutes remaining.
With 81 minutes on the clock, Yeovil regained their lead through Courtney Duffus. However, King’s
Lynn grabbed a late equaliser, this time through last season’s National League North top scorer
The former Stevenage and Lincoln City striker penned a new deal in the summer, giving the Norfolk
side a huge boost going into the new season after netting 28 goals in 31 league appearances last
campaign. The break also saw King’s Lynn bring in Norwich duo Archie Mair and Simon Power on
loan whilst Jamar Loza arrived after leaving Chelmsford City. Defender Alex Brown and midfielder
Cameron King both made their debut on Saturday after joining the club in the summer as well.
In the King’s Lynn hot seat is former Norwich City and Aston Villa Assistant Manager Ian Culverhouse
who took charge of the club in 2018. The Linnets enjoyed back-to-back promotions under his
guidance as they now look to continue their momentum in the fifth tier. During a playing spell which
started at Tottenham Hotspur, Culverhouse made over 300 appearances for Norwich City before
hanging up his boots at Brighton & Hove Albion in 2000.
Our Last Meeting:
Tonight’s fixture marks our first competitive meeting with King’s Lynn Town since their formation in
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