Today King's Lynn Town football club has received final confirmation that they have been crowned National League North champions for season 2019/20. This means that next season the Linnets will be playing their football in the National League, the elite tier of non league football. It completes a remarkable spell for the club who were promoted to level 2 in May 2019 following a memorable ' Super Play Off ' final at Warrington.
The Linnets have this season taken the National North League by storm embarking on a unbeaten league run that covered four months and stood second in the division with two games in hand when the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic that swept the country. The club has always supported the option of a points per game (PPG ) scenario to determine the final league table and it is this system that has seen Town leapfrog rivals York City to take top spot to become league champions , elevating the club to the highest ever level it has played at for season 2020/21.
Speaking after confirmation of the National League's decision chairman Stephen Cleeve said ' I am absolutely delighted for the manager, his staff and all of the players. But most of all I'm over the moon for our fantastic supporters who deserve this promotion to the top level of non league football as well as all or our sponsors and the people behind the scenes who you don't see much off but their hard work is never forgotten. It has been a long process to get to this juncture but I am so relieved that our fellow clubs throughout the National League have decided upon this decision and I thank them for that. I also felt it was right that play off's should take place as well and I would like to wish all of the teams competing in them the very best of luck'.
The Linnets director of football Rob Back added ' It has been a very long process but to finally get there is an amazing feeling . The players have been amazing and very consistent over the past season and they so deserve this promotion. when I used to come along and watch from the terrace's it was always my dream to see us playing National League football so for me it really is a dream come true'.
There will be further reaction , including the thought's of manager Ian Culverhouse tomorrow.