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King's Lynn regain top spot as National League North title race takes a fresh twist





King's Lynn Town have regained top spot in the National League North as the title race took another dramatic twist this afternoon.

Defender Josh Coulson scored both goals from Michael Clunan corners as the Linnets secured a 2-0 victory over Alfreton at the Impact Arena.

A towering Coulson header from a Clunan delivery gave Lynn the lead going into the interval.

Defender Josh Coulson wheels away after opening the scoring at Alfreton Town this afternoon. Picture: Tim Smith (63467844)
Defender Josh Coulson wheels away after opening the scoring at Alfreton Town this afternoon. Picture: Tim Smith (63467844)
Josh Coulson is mobbed by the Lynn supporters. Picture: Tim Smith (63467842)
Josh Coulson is mobbed by the Lynn supporters. Picture: Tim Smith (63467842)

Twelve minutes from time Coulson repeated the dose with another header from a Clunan corner as Mark Hughes' side made it back-to-back wins over the Easter weekend.

And while Lynn were collecting three points from a tough away fixture in Derbyshire, AFC Fylde suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Kidderminster Harriers to surrender the five-point lead they held over Lynn a fortnight ago.

Mark Hughes on the touchline at Alfreton. Pic: Tim Smith (63467834)
Mark Hughes on the touchline at Alfreton. Pic: Tim Smith (63467834)
Action between Alfreton Town and King's Lynn Town. Picture: Tim Smith. (63467836)
Action between Alfreton Town and King's Lynn Town. Picture: Tim Smith. (63467836)

Lynn now lead the Coasters – who still have a game in hand – by a point at the summit with three games to play.

Next up for the Linnets is a home game against Southport on Saturday.

Action between Alfreton Town and King's Lynn Town. Picture: Tim Smith. (63467838)
Action between Alfreton Town and King's Lynn Town. Picture: Tim Smith. (63467838)
Action between Alfreton Town and King's Lynn Town. Picture: Tim Smith. (63467840)
Action between Alfreton Town and King's Lynn Town. Picture: Tim Smith. (63467840)

Alfreton: Willis, Teale (Branson 42), Dearle, Cantrill, Smith, Wiley, Ceesay, Lund, Rhead, Southwell (Thewliss 72), Hobson. Subs: Askew, Salam, Denton.

Booked: Lund

King's Lynn Town: Dixon-Hodge, A Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Crowther, Coulson, Callan-McFadden, Widdrington, Hughes (Cosgrave 55), Clunan, Barrett, Omotayo. Subs: Stephens, Ponticelli, Fleming, Morrell.

Booked: A Jones.

Scorer: Coulson 26, 78.



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