Five-star Linnets top the table

Paddy Davitt King's Lynn boss Keith Webb warned “it's not over yet” after the Linnets beat Bashley 5-0 last night to wrestle control of the Southern League, Premier Division title race.

Paddy Davitt

King's Lynn boss Keith Webb warned “it's not over yet” after the Linnets beat Bashley 5-0 last night to wrestle control of the Southern League, Premier Division title race.

Lynn moved two points clear of second-placed Team Bath at the summit after sealing a priceless win.

Webb's side can wrap up the championship if the Students' fail to beat Bromsgrove this weekend and Lynn win at Gloucester in the penultimate round of fixtures.


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Lynn's home support burst into chants of 'we're going to win the league' at the final whistle - but Webb remains cautious as the club close in on Conference-level football.

“We haven't got any silverware on the table yet,” said Webb. “I've just told the players we've achieved nothing.

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“The crowd was superb again and it is nice to be able to give them something back. They pay their money and its their prerogative to chant whatever they like but it won't be hard to keep the players' feet on the ground. We've done nothing yet and I don't want people getting carried away and saying we've already won it.

“I'm not worried about what Team Bath may or may not do. It has to be tunnel vision for us. We can't afford to rest on our laurels.”

Webb admitted Lynn head to play off chasing Gloucester brimming with confidence after his side's super show.

“It was a great win and a great three points,” he said. “If I was dreaming about this game then that was about as close as I could get. I'm not saying it was a dream performance. I'd have settled for 1-0 although that wouldn't have done my nerves any good. We've got two tough games and all this result does is give us a little cushion. “Gloucester have won again as well tonight so they will be full of confidence. I expect we'll be in for a battle. Gloucester are a tough, gritty side and they can cause any team in our league problems, so we have to be right.”

Top scorer Joe Francis limped off after notching his 23rd goal of the season to spark Lynn's goal rush.

Webb is confident the young wide man will recover in time for Saturday's potential title decider.

“Joe took a kick just above the ankle but we think he should be alright,” said Webb. “We've picked up one or two knocks so it's a case of monitoring those. Joe can score goals out of nothing and when he does something like that it relaxes the team. We got off to a really good start and Joe's goal put them on the back foot. The third was important just to kill them off. They had two lively lads up front but I thought our centre backs were colossal. Once we got the third we could really turn it on. I thought the lads put in a great shift.”

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