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King's Lynn Town out to sustain their challenge at the top of the National League North table




King's Lynn Town assistant manager Paul Bastock firmly believes the club is more than capable of sustaining its challenge at the top of the table.

The Linnets are taking the National League North by storm after making the elevation to Step Two by winning the Super Play-Off final against Warrington last season.

And after Saturday's stunning 3-0 home victory over Spennymoor Town, where Lynn were without six players through injury and suspension, Bastock revealed that the squad has the belief to go the distance against the league's big boys.

King's Lynn Town's management team of Ian Culverhouse and Paul Bastock on the touchline at home to Spennymoor Town on Saturday. Picture: Tim Smith. (25989262)
King's Lynn Town's management team of Ian Culverhouse and Paul Bastock on the touchline at home to Spennymoor Town on Saturday. Picture: Tim Smith. (25989262)

Bastock said: "Of course we are looking at trying to get promoted now we've got enough points to stay up. We've always believed that this team is capable, but we didn't want to kill it by saying it.

"We're now in a position where we've got to look seriously hard at it as we've put ourselves in a magnificent position.

"If we don't take these opportunities it could be another 10 years before we find ourselves on a run like this.

"We just need to get some extra bodies in and strengthen the squad. We will push for it because that dressing room has got the desire to do it."

Despite their lofty position in the table, Lynn's management team of Ian Culverhouse and Bastock have tried to douse the flames of anticipation in recent weeks, even with their team four points clear at the summit.

"It's still a tough, tough ask," admitted Bastock after the Spennymoor victory.

"When you look at Chester and York, they are full-time teams. You saw today how tired these boys are and we're wrapping them in cotton wool just to get them out on the pitch at the moment.

"If we had a massive squad then you could turnaround and believe that we could do it, but we will just keep ticking each week off as it goes and see where we are at the end of April."

Lynn host York City at The Walks on January 18 in a monumental clash next that could go a long way in defining the National League North title.

The Minstermen are four points behind Lynn, in second, with Chester a further six adrift, in third, and Brackley sitting in fourth.


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