Captain’s View: Richard Bunting’s weekly look inside The Walks

Lynn's Dan Jacob celebrates after scoring two goals for his side on Saturday - his skipper hopes for

Lynn's Dan Jacob celebrates after scoring two goals for his side on Saturday - his skipper hopes for more happy times in the next eight days. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

The pendulum has swung again and I hope it's for the last time – but the way this crazy season is going who knows what the final three games have in store?

Before the weekend the destination of the league winners' trophy was in Coalville's hands, but after a really good home result for us and a massive favour from Newcastle it's back in our hands again. We hosted play-off hopefuls Sutton Coldfield Town on Saturday. Having lost on the road to them earlier this term we all knew it was going to be a tough game.

The gaffer (Gary Setchell) shuffled things around again, which probably needed to be done after the midweek game because these battles can take a lot out of players. I thought we played some decent stuff in the first half and probably deserved to go into the interval ahead.

We didn't, but we came out and started where we had left off and took the lead through Dan Jacob. The gaffer moved Dan up top for this game and his final 20 minutes against Coalville probably forced Setch into the move. Dan's pace must be a nightmare for defenders to play against, which proved to be the case for 90 minutes on Saturday. He got his second after some really good work from Spriggsy (Spriggs). Steve looks like he is finding some form again, which can only be a positive for our final three games.

There were a number of stand-out performers and although J (Jason) Lee and DJ (Jacob) were picked out by the sponsors, I though Beauy (Danny Beaumont) was different class. All game he was at it and caused the visitors problems for 90 minutes.


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The season is drawing to an end and as I have mentioned before this really is crunch time. We need to do anything and everything we can to ensure we take maximum points from our games. Everybody's going to be needed for one final push. I believe we have the squad to achieve our goals. The gaffer has added to it all season when he feels the time has been right or a good player he thinks can add something to our side has become available.

Elsewhere, the top league in our country has been making loads of headlines this week. The-not-so loveable rogue Luis Suarez was at it again on Sunday. I have never seen anything quite like what he did when he bit Branislav Ivanovic's arm. His lengthy ban will go way into the start of next season. At least it will give the Liverpool fans a ready-made excuse as to why they don't win the league again next year!

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That brings me nicely on to the other talking point. Manchester United won the Premier League with a lot to spare. There are some big United fans in our changing room and none more so than Neil Fryatt* so I imagine he was one very happy man on Monday night.

We travel to Market Drayton on Saturday and I'm fully aware of the distance it is from Lynn, but I have no doubts our great supporters will be making the long trip again. We hope to see as many fans as possible, and at home to Sheffield on Tuesday for our last home league game. We all have a part to play.

* Fryatt is actually a Liverpool fan

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