King's Lynn Town celebrate promotion success in behind closed doors ceremony
It’s a celebration like no other for a promotion like no other.
King’s Lynn Town’s title-winning side have received the National League North championship trophy during a behind closed doors ceremony at The Walks this evening.
The event, which was streamed live via Facebook, had been a closely guarded secret in a bid to prevent crowds of fans gathering outside the ground.
Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse said: "It has been a long time coming, but it makes it a bit more real now. This just puts the cherry on top of the recent announcement and now we can't wait for the fixtures to come out.
"A couple of the players couldn't make it but it is great to get the rest of the squad together. It's the first time I've seen them since the last game and they thoroughly deserve all the plaudits they got as they were outstanding last season."
The club took to social media ahead of the ceremony to urge supporters to watch the event from home, after gatherings were reported at both Anfield and Elland Road during trophy presentations to Liverpool and Leeds United last night.
The presentation comes more than a month after Lynn's promotion was first revealed, following the announcement that final league placings would be determined on a points per game basis.
The decision, which was formally ratified by the FA Council last week, meant Lynn overtook York City to claim top spot.
The trophy was presented by the league's managing director, Tony Wilson.
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