Linnets promoted to National League

Linnets promoted to National League

Published by Beth Pridding
7:31pm 17th June 2020. (Updated at 10:41am 18th June 2020)

King's Lynn Town have officially been promoted to the National League. 

The team sat at the top of the table after clubs in the National League North voted to end the season on a points per game basis. 

This means that next season the Linnets will be playing their football in the National League, the elite tier of non league football.

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. 

York City, Boston United, Brackley Town, Altrincham and Gateshead will all play in the play-offs to join the Linnets.

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."