Barrett earns Linnets a point at bottom side Dover

Josh Barrett applauds the Lynn faithful when he was replaced late in the game against Nantwich - Cre

Josh Barrett was on target for King's Lynn Town at Dover - Credit: Ian Burt

Tommy Widdrington was thinking positively after King’s Lynn Town edged a little closer to safety. 

When you’re in the relegation zone a point gained away from home is not to be sniffed at. 

But when it’s at a team bottom of the table and doomed to the drop, the glass can quickly become half empty, especially for a Lynn team which had beaten promotion hopefuls Wrexham seven days earlier. 

With Aldershot losing at home to Eastleigh, the gap to the final safe spot is now six points, although the Shots have a game in hand. 

But every little helps, and Lynn got their point, thanks to Josh Barrett’s 66th-minute equaliser after Dover went ahead through Koby Arthur in the 28th minute. 

“I thought we were the dominant side,” said Linnets boss Widdrington. “We dominated possession, territory, chances - we had enough chances to win three or four games. So there is a tinge of disappointment, but that said, at the end of the day, we needed to get a little bit closer to the teams above us. One point or three points today would still mean we have to win two more games than them, so we are in a better position than we were yesterday so from my point of view, I am very positive. 

“I thought the fans that travelled down were fantastic, they were really, really up for it. I heard them at the end when they were telling me – they don’t have to tell me this, mind - ‘keep going, keep going, we can do it’ and I believe that. 

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“To a man the lads are trying hard, they are giving everything they’ve got. The little bit of quality that we lacked in the final third was the only reason we didn’t win the game.  

“Their goalie’s had to make save after save. He's fumbled a couple and we haven’t followed in well enough, our goalie has had a watching brief today, so from that point of view I am disappointed we haven’t won the game, I always am if we don’t win, but we will be back on it Monday afternoon when we train in preparation for Bromley.” 

Dover Athletic: Andre Jr, Goodman, Ransom, Woods (Agbebi 78), Arthur (Nikaj 62), Collinge, Wilkinson, Baptiste, Judd, Krasniqi, Nelson (Parfitt-Williams 65). Subs not used: Bexon, Byford.

King's Lynn Town: P Jones, Barrows, Coulson, Denton, Scott (Widdrington 80), Sundire, McGavin (Kurran-Brown 46), Clunan, Hargreaves, Omotayo, Barrett. Subs not used: Fernandez, A Jones, Walker.  

Attendance: 511