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King's Lynn Town held at Dover, but move a point closer to relegation rivals Aldershot Town

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King's Lynn Town edged closer to National League safety this afternoon, despite being held to a draw by the division's bottom side.

A second half goal from Josh Barrett earned the Linnets a point after the Kent side went ahead in the first period.

Josh Barrett earned what could be a vital point for Lynn.
Josh Barrett earned what could be a vital point for Lynn.

And, with their closest rivals Aldershot losing, Lynn are now six points from safety ahead of their midweek clash with Bromley at the Walks.

Lynn boss Tommy Widdrington named the same side which started their impressive 2-0 win over promotion chasers FC Halifax Town last weekend.

The hosts, with only one league win all season, were also without Linnets loanee Michael Gyasi after his hat-trick in their epic 6-5 loss to Wrexham last Saturday.

And it was the Kent side, whose relegation was confirmed last month, who took the lead in the 27th minute through Koby Arthur.

Barrett struck back for Lynn on 66 minutes, but the West Norfolk side couldn't find a winner in the closing stages.

However, with their closest rivals, Aldershot Town, losing 2-0 at home to Eastleigh, the momentum is with the Linnets as they prepare for their crucial meeting with Bromley, who themselves reached the FA Trophy final today with a 3-1 win over York City.

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