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King's Lynn Town boss plays down the significance of York City showdown

Ian Culverhouse has played down the significance of King’s Lynn Town’s top-of-the-table showdown with York City on Saturday.

National League North leaders Lynn – who remain a point clear clear of the Minstermen with two games in hand – collide with their nearest rivals in a massive clash at The Walks.

But the Lynn boss feels that nothing will be won or lost at the weekend – even though a victory for the Linnets would see them open up a four-point lead at the top and put them in pole position in the title race.

Culverhouse, whose side bowed out of the FA Trophy at Ebbsfleet United on Saturday, said: “It’s not the be-all and end-all of the league as we’ve still got 18 games to play. Whoever wins the game, or if it’s a draw, there’s still so many points to play for.

“It’s a big game because it’s first versus second and it should be a great atmosphere.

“These are the types of games you want to be involved in, that’s why we’re in this league, and it’s a great game for us to play.

“I’m really looking forward to it, it’s going to be a big challenge as they’re a really good side. They are full-time, so you expect them to do well.

“We’ve just got to go out there and give our everything and I’m sure whatever 11 we put out will give everything for the shirt.”

York City moved to within a point of Lynn in the league standings following a hard-fought 2-0 win over AFC Telford United at the weekend.

The contest was settled by two goals inside the final 10 minutes from substitute Elliott Durrell and in-form striker Jordan Burrow.

Lynn go into the mouthwatering clash protecting an unbeaten home record in all competitions, stretching back some 16 months.

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