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King's Lynn Town 2 AFC Halifax Town 0
Saturday 26th March
Saturday 26th March
Vanarama National
Stockport County 35 45 79
Wrexham 34 29 68
Chesterfield 36 26 67
Halifax Town 34 23 66
Solihull Moors 34 24 64
Notts County 35 19 61
Grimsby Town 35 17 59
Boreham Wood 32 16 58
Dag & Red 35 17 55
Bromley 33 10 54
Torquay United 35 7 53
Yeovil Town 35 -2 48
Southend United 35 -10 47
Altrincham 36 -2 46
Woking 36 -1 43
Barnet 34 -16 41
Wealdstone 34 -14 39
Maidenhead Utd 35 -21 38
Eastleigh 35 -20 37
Aldershot Town 34 -25 31
King's Lynn 35 -31 24
Weymouth 35 -37 22
Dover Athletic 34 -54 -4

On a week where King's Lynn Town said a sad goodbye to all-time record goalscorer Malcolm Lindsay, the club breathed fresh hope in their battle against relegation by beating high-flying Halifax at The Walks.

Josh Barrett and Gold Omotayo scored the goals to dent Halifax's automatic promotion hopes as Lynn found their shooting boots in front of their own fans.

Lindsay's remarkable tally of 321 goals is unlikely to ever be threatened, but Lynn did the great man proud as the visitors were made to pay the price for missing a first half penalty, although in truth Lynn could have easily won by a much bigger margin.

Injuries and suspension once again forced manager Tommy Widdrington's hand as the Lynn boss made two changes to the team beaten 3-0 by league leaders Stockport County on Tuesday night.

Brett McGavin came back into the side for the suspended Aaron Jones while Joshua Barrett got the nod in place of injured frontman Malach Linton as Widdrington again shuffled his pack.

There was an early sighter for Matty Warburton as his long-range shot whistled narrowly of the target in the opening minutes.

There was an immediate response from Lynn as Gold Omotayo drilled wide at the opposite end while skipper Michael Clunan's powerful shot too a deflection to go behind for a corner in the 15th minute.

The fourth-placed Shaymen regained their composure after a brief spell of home pressure as Jordan Slew's dangerous cross was headed behind for a corner by Josh Coulson and the lively Warburton saw another effort deflected behind.

One of the best chances of the half fell to the usually-reliable Josh Barrett who volleyed over the woodwork after finding himself just ten yards out in the middle of the area.

Omotayo was then fouled by Maher and Clunan was left with his head in his hands after his resulting free-kick flew just wide.

The Shaymen were handed a golden opportunity to get their noses in front 11 minutes before the break when Paul Jones upended Gerry McDonagh in the box and was booked for his troubles, but Warburton placed the resulting spot-kick wide of the post.

Barrett smashed a long-range effort against the woodwork as Lynn started the second half on top.

The opening goal arrived a few minutes later as Omotayo nodded the ball into the path of Clunan who unselfishly crossed for Barrett to the tap the ball home.

Oliver Scott's centre was cleared behind for a corner as Lynn remained well on top and Sam Johnson saved from close-range to foil Barrett as Lynn went in search of more goals.

Four minutes from time McDonagh worked himself an opening from an angle for the visitors but he prodded it wide of Jones' near post.

Lynn were magnificent all over the pitch and a few more performances like this in the remaining weeks of the campaign could see them defy the odds and stay up with both Weymouth and Aldershot losing this afternoon.

Lynn: P Jones, Barrows, Coulson, Denton, Clunan, Scott, Sundire, McGavin, Hargreaves, Omotayo, Barrett (Kurran-Brown 83). Subs: Fernandez, Bowry, Hickman, Charles, Kurran-Brown. Booked:  P Jones, McGavin. Scorer: Barrett 53, Omotayo 90
Halifax: Johnson, Warren, Senior (Green 79), Bradbury, Maher, Woods, Spence, Warburton, McDonagh, Waters (Dearnley 63), Slew (Gilmour 57). Subs: Gilmour. Thomas, Green, Dearnley, Debrah. Booked: Green
Attendance: 921