King's Lynn Town 1 Tamworth 1

Adam Lakeland warned the job is not yet done for King’s Lynn Town after they interrupted Tamworth’s charge to the National League North crown.

Lynn extended their unbeaten run to 10 games - and probably deserved more than just a point against the champions-elect, who, in truth, looked far from promotion material.

With six games remaining, Lynn are 16th, six points off the drop zone, and will know that a win or two over the run-in should be enough to secure survival.

Lakeland isn’t one for counting chickens, but he knows the end game is within touching distance.

“I must repeat that I don't consider that we're home and dry yet, because this league just flips so quickly,” said Lakeland “We’re very close, I think, but I do think we'll probably need to get a few more points.

“But I'm also confident that we will get them. But I've always had confidence that we'll get to where we need to get to.”

That assertion means Lakeland can have a deeper dive into his planning for next season.

“In terms of next season, I don't know why anybody wouldn't want to come here,” he said. “It's a great club, full-time and we've got ambition next year to kick on.”

After a difficult season for Lynn, things have certainly taken a turn for the better. When Kyle Finn’s deflected effort put the Lambs ahead a minute after the break, there were painful reminders of previous situations when Lynn would have capitulated. Not this Lynn team, though.

They immediately went on the front foot, and as the minutes ticked by, became the better team as they waded through the scrappiness that Tamworth made the game: Lynn had more attacking intent and, gradually, more control, more intensity. They didn’t wilt, they grew, and when Owen Devonport levelled with a couple of minutes to go, it was almost no great surprise. It was most certainly deserved.

“I thought it was quite a tight game, but I felt we maybe edged it,” said Lakeland.

“I don't think anybody that was neutral that looked at that game for the first time would have thought that we were the team where we are and they're the team that are going to win the title. If anything, I felt we looked like the better side.

“Obviously the goal that we conceded was poor and frustrating and the game was very scrappy then and there wasn't really any rhythm or flow to it for probably 20, 25 minutes. But the players kept going and kept believing and I felt we finished strong and getting that goal was the least that we deserve. It just keeps us keeps the run going.”

Lakeland demands everything from his players and in midfielder Cameron Hargreaves, he has one who certainly obliges, working in tandem with George Morrison.

“I thought him and George in the middle of the park today were brilliant,” he said. “Just always there, landing on second balls, landing on things and breaking through that midfield line. The pair of them they've forged a real good relationship both on and off the pitch. Cameron's been superb since I came here. I think there's still aspects of his game that he can and will improve, but he's an important player for us, for sure.”

King’s Lynn Town: Jones, Barrows, McFadden, Taylor, Coulson (C), Crowe, Hargreaves, Morrison, Stephens (Cybulski 77), Devonport (Rogers 90), Margetts. Subs: Dixon-Hodge, Hughes, Walker.

Goal: Devonport 88.

Tamworth: Singh, Curley, Finn, Milnes, Fairlamb, Acquaye, Cullinane-Liburd, Dolman (Gascoigne 64), Creaney (Tonks 88), Wren (Williams 81), Sundire. Subs not used: Deacon, Tshikuna.

Goal: Finn 46

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