FOOTBALL: There wasn’t 57,000 spectators at The Walks on Saturday afternoon to witness Lynn collecting what could be a vital point in their quest to avoid relegation from National League North. 

Following the previous Tuesday’s 4-0 reverse to Curzon Ashton there were a few fans fearing the worst as Chester rolled into town sitting in fourth place in the table. 

According to my sources, Town were much better at the weekend with boss Adam Lakeland able to call upon his assistant Sam Walker for the first time since last October and, by all accounts, the midfielder produced an outstanding shift for his gaffer. 

Walker possesses grit and determination in equal measure and the additional steel in the centre of the park made a notable difference. 

It is those qualities that have been spoken about so much recently and much more of them, which will be needed throughout the remainder of the season, beginning with tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) visit to Gloucester City. 

The Tigers have endured a similar season to their visitors tomorrow and will start the game just a point behind Lynn with a game in hand. 

They’ve also collected a couple of wins on the spin so will have some momentum behind them entering into a game that again is a true six pointer in every sense.

 It’s that kind of momentum that the Linnets do now really need to be creating for themselves as well. 

However, that will not be easy with the scheduled home fixture with Chorley a week tomorrow being postponed due to their continued involvement in the FA Trophy, now meaning that, including Gloucester, they have three away fixtures in a row against Alfreton and Brackley, and they are never easy places to go and collect results from. 

The big worry if you’re a Lynn supporter is that all the teams around them in the table have matches in hand which isn’t the best place to be. 

Of course, there is no guarantee the likes of Darlington and Southport will win those games in question.

 However, if they do, and Lynn aren’t collecting points in the meantime, the league table may look slightly more daunting when Farsley Celtic visit The Walks Town’s the next scheduled home game in 22 days’ time.