Spennymoor Town 3 King’s Lynn Town 0

King’s Lynn Town signed off a difficult National League North campaign with defeat in the north-east.

Lynn trailed to a Rob Ramshaw goal at the break, with Glen Taylor and Will Harris wrapping up a ninth consecutive home win for the hosts.

“I thought we were poor,” said Linnets boss Adam Lakeland. “The goals that we gave away were too soft. First one’s poor because we know that Ramshaw makes those runs from deep, got in another couple of times with runners in the first half.

“We had a couple of good opportunities at 1-0 and we looked okay at times in possession of the ball in the first half. Second half we obviously come out and conceded a soft second goal and the game just petered out really.

“It was quite a passive performance by us, quite a way off what we have been. We can't argue with the result today.”

Lynn finished the campaign in 18th place, five points ahead of Blyth Spartans, who finished in the final relegation place. At the other end of the table, Scunthorpe were second with Brackley third, followed by Chorley, Alfreton, Boston United and Curzon Ashton.

While they head into the play-offs, Lakeland will finally begin the task of building a squad to compete at the top end next season.

“We have to be better, for sure -the whole club, top to bottom,” he said.

“It's difficult situation that we obviously came into and the initial was obviously just to stay in the division. I would have obviously liked to have done it earlier and sooner than we obviously did, but the players deserve a lot of credit for their efforts for the way that we've managed to turn it around because I think at the turn of the year we looked like we were in big, big trouble and we managed to put a decent run together.

“From my side, disappointed that we've ended the season on back-to-back defeats. We haven't lost too many games in 2024.

“But the hard work started as soon as we knew we were safe in terms of looking for next season because we need to obviously strengthen in certain areas and we need to make sure that next year we're not in this situation again.”

Spennymoor: Roxburgh, Staunton, Ross, Mbeka, Taylor (Harris 85), Ramshaw, Pollock (Curtis 90), Ledger, McKeown (Greenfield 80), Shrimpton, Fletcher. Subs not used: Myers, Liddle. Goals: Ramshaw 7, Taylor 59. Harris 89.

King’s Lynn Town: Dixon-Hodge, Clifford, McFadden, Taylor, Coulson, Crowe, Hargreaves, Hughes (Morrison 73), Rogers (Devonport 73), Stephens (Forde-Brown 73), Cybulski. Subs not used: Jones, Twite.

Attendance: 1,673.