Blyth Spartans 0 King’s Lynn Town 1

King’s Lynn Town’s unbeaten run stretched to seven games in the north-east.

A 70th-minute penalty by striker Jonny Margetts – his third goal in two games – earned Lynn a valuable three points in the fight against relegation in National League North.

It was Margetts who won the spot-kick after he was pushed as he chased a long ball from Cameron Hargreaves.

“Scrappy game, very tough game, never easy place to come,” Lynn boss Adam Lakeland told the club's official channels.

“I think there was a lot of pressure on both teams today, given where we are in the league and having closed in on them in recent weeks.

“But I just always felt that if we were solid and we defended well that we'd have one or two opportunities and it came in the form of a penalty for Jonny. Jonny was really cute how he got across his man got to the ball first.

“It was just a resolute performance really from there on in. I didn't really think there was a great deal in the game. They obviously came after us when we when we took the lead and put us under quite a lot of pressure.

“I think Paul Jones was outstanding, he made three top-drawer saves, two especially in the second half and that's what the best goalkeepers do - when they are called upon they make big saves at big times and every credit to him for that.

“But I felt the lads in front of him as well, to a man, put a right shift in today and that's the type of performance and doggedness you need to have when you come to places like this. I thought it was a real, gritty and spirited performance by us again.”

Lynn are now unbeaten in their last five away games and can see some light between themselves and the drop zone.

Other results at the bottom went in Lynn’s favour - Darlington were beaten at Spennymoor, Banbury went down at home to Southport, Gloucester City were on the wrong end of a 6-3 mauling at home to Boston United while Rushall lost 3-0 at home to Buxton.

It leaves Lynn 19th in the table, level on points with Blyth and two behind Southport. They are two points ahead of Rushall and three in front of Darlington, who are 21st.

Lynn are on the road again on Tuesday when they head to bottom side Bishop’s Stortford, who lost 4-0 at home to Scunthorpe. Then they return to The Walks next Saturday for a huge game against Rushall.

Blyth Spartans: Mitchell, Evans, Liddle (Siziba 74), Bodenham, Cook, Forbes (Hooper 74), Deverdics, Oliver, McGowan, Gardiner (James 64), Reeve. Subs not used: Clark, Hickey.

King's Lynn Town: Jones, Ronan, McFadden, Coulson, Crowe, Hargreaves, Morrison, Walker, Devonport (Cybulski 72), Stephens (Hughes 74), Margetts (Barrows 86). Subs not used: Isaacson, Dixon-Hodge. Scorer: Margetts (pen) 64