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Market Drayton 0 King's Lynn 1
27th April 2013
King's Lynn Town have one hand on the EvoStik League Division One South championship trophy thanks to a second-half penalty from Steve Spriggs.
Top-scorer Spriggs was on target 12 minutes from time to settle a scrappy affair against Market Drayton at Greenfields.
With title rivals Coalville only drawing 1-1 at Rainworth Miners Welfare, the Linnets now hold a four-point lead at the top of the table going into the final two games of the season.
Battling Lynn were the better side in Shropshire, but clear-cut chances were few and far between.
The introduction of Russell Dunkley and Sam Mulready in the second half saw the game swing in Lynn's favour with both substitutions involved in the build up to the goal.
A long goal-kick from Danny Gay was flicked on by Dunkley into the path of Mulready, who was clipped by home goalkeeper Lloyd-Weston in the box.
Despite the huge pressure resting on his shoulders, Spriggs stepped up to convert his 27th goal of the campaign from the spot.
The Linnets can now win the title in front of their own fans, against Sheffield FC, at The Walks on Tuesday night.
Market Drayton: Lloyd-Weston, Porter, Swetnam, Johnson, Mayo, Blake, Stevenson, Fox, Thomson, Davies, Proffitt.
King's Lynn Town: Gay, Watson, Yong, Lee, Gulliver, Thomson, Spriggs, Quigley (Fryatt 58), Beaumont (Dunkley 63), Tolley (Mulready 63), Jacob.
Unused Subs: Butt, Jepson. Booked: Watson
Attendance: 168.
Report by permission of the Lynn News