King’s Lynn Town will fight to the end in Evo-Stik Division One South title race, vows Gary Setchell
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Gary Setchell insists King's Lynn Town will fight to the bitter end in the Evo-Stik Division One South title race.
The Linnets boss was pleased with his side's battling display during a tense 0-0 draw at the long-term league leaders Coalville Town on Tuesday night.
The results leaves Lynn one point behind the Ravens with just four games left but Setchell expects there to still be more drama to come before now and the sides' last matches on May 4.
He said: 'If Coalville go on to win their next four games, then fair play to them. We've done everything we can. But we've got to make sure that we get as many points as we can now with our last four games to try and put some pressure on them.
'They're one slip away. They've got some tough fixtures, as have we, so I'd say it's in the balance. It's 50/50. The only way we definitely can't win it is if we win all four and they win all four, then obviously they're champions. If we win all four, and they have a slip, then we're champions. It's all ifs buts and maybes.
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'There'll still be twists and turns. I don't think Coalville will have been celebrating the championship on Tuesday night and it was important that we didn't lose.
'If we had I'd say Coalville had just about won the league. If they draw at the weekend, and we win, we're top of the league. If we win and they win, it goes to the week after. We want to make them win the title. We don't want to give it to them now. We don't want to lose and they draw and end up limping over the line.'
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Lynn, who have won one of their last four league games, have come through a tough run of fixtures with their title hopes still intact. The Ravens have endured a miserable run which has seen them win one in 11. As a result, Setchell admits the midweek stalemate was a prime example of neither team wanting to lose.
He said: 'It was two very, very committed teams leaving nothing out on the pitch. I think every single player that took part in the game gave everything, which is what I wanted from my players.
'But unfortunately sometimes in these top games, we sort of cancelled each other out really. It was definitely a game for the defences, and the midfield was an absolute bloodbath. It was a battle from start to finish and that's why I put Ross (Watson) in there.
'It wasn't a spectacle in terms of great football and loads of chances but it was a spectacle in terms of 100pc commitment between the two best teams in the league.'
Lynn return to action tomorrow at home to fifth-placed Sutton Coldfield Town while Coalville visit struggling Newcastle Town.