King’s Lynn Town look to reignite fading play-off hopes against Hitchin Town

King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn Town will look to reignite their fading Southern Premier Division play-off hopes when they host Hitchin Town tonight.

The Linnets made the long trip to Somerset to face struggling Frome Town on Saturday and slipped to 10th place in the table with a 1-0 defeat.

That disappointing result was a second loss on the bounce, following an excellent February that had seen Gary Setchell's side take 11 points from a possible 15.

Victory against the Canaries would move Lynn back to the fringes of the top five as the campaign moves into the finishing straight, with Setchell's team having eight games left to play after tonight's encounter.

Hitchin travel from Hertfordshire with their sights firmly set on the play-offs as well though, with 11 points more than the Linnets in fifth place.

• Dereham Town will be aiming to keep their Ryman League North play-off hopes alive when they entertain Maldon and Tiptree this evening.

The Magpies, who are unbeaten in six games, would move to within four points of fifth placed Hornchurch if they won.

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• Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Norwich United can extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points when they play one of their games in hand this evening.

The reigning champions host lowly Ipswich Wanderers at Plantation Park, as they go in search of their 11th win in 12 league matches.

Ipswich sit 15th but have drawn three and won one of their last four matches, while the Planters kept their title charge on track with a narrow 2-1 win at Saffron Walden Town on Saturday, thanks to goals from Matty Daniels and Ben Jones.

In the First Division, Dereham Town Reserves travel across the border into Suffolk to take on fellow bottom-half side Debenham LC, looking to end a run of 11 matches without a win and an eight-match losing streak.

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