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Coalville Town 0 King's Lynn 0
16th April 2013
It's as you were at the top of the table after leaders Coalville Town and second-placed King's Lynn Town battled out a goalless draw on Tuesday night.
Chances were few-and-far between in a tense encounter between two fully-committed teams.
The draw leaves Lynn one point behind the Ravens and after the game, Linnets boss Gary Setchell 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 from our next four games to try to put some pressure on them.
"They're one slip away and they've got some tough fixtures, as have we so I'd say it's still in the balance.
"There will 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 win all four games and we win all four games they will be champions, but we want to make them work for the title. The last thing we want to go and do is give to them."
King's Lynn Town defenders Phil Gulliver and Jason Lee both had magnificent games against the difficult and hot-headed Coalville front-pairing of Jerome Murdock and Ryan Robbins.
Referee Chris Ward was outstanding all night in a 90 minutes where neither side refused to give an inch.
Setchell 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.
"Sometimes in these top-of-the-table games you kind of cancel each other out. 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) as an extra man in there as Coalville's middle two are very good.
"It wasn't a spectacle in terms of great football and loads of chances, but it was a spectacle in terms of 100 per cent commitment between the best two teams in the league."
Coalville: Bowles, Jenno, Stuart, Carline, Hill, Kay, Woodward, Dodd, Way, Murdock, Robbins. Subs not used: Leigh, Powell, Maddison, Everitt, Gibson. Booked: Jenno.
Lynn: Gay, Fryatt, Gulliver, Lee, Yong, Spriggs (Mulready 85), Watson, Quigley, Thomson (Beaumont 63), Jacob, Dunkley. Subs not used: Butt, Jepson, Tolley.
Booked: Watson.
Referee: C. Ward. Attendance: 662.
Report by permission of the Lynn News