Video: Wild celebrations as King’s Lynn Town lift Evo-Stik Division One South title at The Walks
- Credit: Matthew Usher
King's Lynn Town sparked a huge promotion party last night by clinching the title in front of almost 2,000 fans at The Walks.
Hundreds of supporters poured onto the pitch at the final whistle as the reformed club, founded in 2010 after the original Lynn had been wound up in the High Court, lifted its first piece of silverware.
Goals from Sam Mulready and Shane Tolley were enough to ensure that Gary Setchell's heroes lifted the Evo-Stik Division One South crown with a game to spare.
Lynn had been 17 points behind Coalville Town earlier in the term but a scintillating run has seen the Norfolk club over-take them and clinch back-to-back promotions. They will begin next season at Step Three of the non-league ladder – the level where the 'old' club was playing before it went out of business due to an unpaid tax bill of £67,000.
Delighted chairman Buster Chapman, who also runs the town's speedway side and stepped into to bring football back to Lynn, said: 'It's an amazing feeling. The noise, the chanting, just everything was electric. It was a great atmosphere, a great game and a brilliant result for us. What more could we want?
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'It's not me that's done anything though. Gary (Setchell) and the team have worked so hard. They've really bonded and they've done a great job as a unit. That's what's brought them though.
'It's a lovely feeling and it makes you proud. When you see all the supporters happy and rejoicing it's what you do it for. The potential is there. It's a great club, a good town, and the people need to support it. Tonight proved it can be done.
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'The feeling of winning a league is fantastic, whether it's speedway, football or snooker. What was great was the atmosphere here last night. It was magical.'
The Linnets only moved into the Northern League last year after finishing as runners-up in the United Counties Premier Division to Long Buckby.
- Click on the related link to read a match report, and see a picture gallery, from last night's game.
- Video footage supplied by King's Lynn Town's YouTube channel.