Just pride at stake as champions King’s Lynn Town visit play-off bound Belper Town

Lynn's Gary Setchell can enjoy something of a relaxed afternoon at Belper. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Lynn's Gary Setchell can enjoy something of a relaxed afternoon at Belper. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

It'll be a case of after the Lord Mayor's Show when King's Lynn Town visit Belper Town this afternoon.

Lynn clinched the Evo-Stik Division One South crown with a game to spare amid jubilant scenes at The Walks on Tuesday night. And their opponents, Derbyshire-based Belper, are already assured of a play-off place.

They are guaranteed third, so will enjoy home advantage come Monday's semi-finals, and are unlikely to pip Coalville Town to second – although they mathematically could. The Nailers could face any of Stamford, Chasetown, Sutton Coldfield or Halesowen to keep their promotion dreams alive.

But Lynn will have to endure no such end-of-season drama and their fans travel north for their final away game of a memorable campaign in the mood for a party.

One of their favourites, midfielder Dan Quigley, is ruled out with the hip problem which saw him substituted early on during Tuesday's 2-1 title-winning triumph over Sheffield. Dan Jacob, who missed that game after undergoing keyhole ankle surgery, is still sidelined.


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Reserve team talent, midfielder Shaun Stocker, will travel with Gary Setchell's men. He, and some of Belper's youngsters, could see some action with both teams having nothing to lose other than pride.

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