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Michael Gash Exclusive: Kings Lynn Town capable of Football League

Kings Lynn Town striker Michael Gash hailed 'incredible' strike partner Adam Marriott in an interview with Tribal Football last week.

Marriott scored the only goal on Saturday as Kings Lynn beat National League North rivals York City to move four points clear at the top with two games in hand.

In their first season in the division, Kings Lynn have stunned onlookers with a brilliant run to the top of the table and Gash feels his partnership with Marriott is playing its part.

"Overall, I feel I have performed ok this season and have formed a good partnership with Marriott," he told Tribal Football.

"He is banging in the goals and taking all the plaudits, but deservedly so, so far this season he has been incredible. Not only does he score goals, but he links play and holds up the ball well. It is great to have a partner like him and I am happy for him to get the praise, as long as I am doing what I can to help him."

The 33-year-old has also been vital to Kings Lynn's play, scoring 10 goals this season from the second striker position.

Despite Marriott's heroics, Gash was singled out for special praise from manager Ian Culverhouse after the York City win, with the former Norwich City full-back describing his performance as 'magnificent'.

"On the whole I am happy with my form this season," Gash said.

"I will always try and give everything I can and sometimes when I am having a game where things aren't quite coming off for me I just find the mentality that makes sure I will do something to impact the game, whether that be closing someone down or doing the dirty side of the game."

Gash signed for Kings Lynn in 2017 off the back of a serious knee injury that he picked up playing for Barnet in League 2 and has enjoyed an impressive resurgence in Norfolk scoring 23 goals in two seasons in the Southern League.

Since his debut in 2004, Gash has played for Cambridge United, Cambridge City, Ebbsfleet United, York City, Rushden & Diamonds, Braintree Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Nuneaton Town and Barnet and he hopes he can play for Kings Lynn in a higher division by achieving promotion with the club this season.

"I have played in the Conference, or National League as it is now called, for 10 years and there have been some big clubs in that league," he said.

"There are some good players there too, as you have seen with some of them going right to the top. But, I don't think there is a massive leap from the North where we are, to the National League or to League 2. Of course there is a jump, but it's not massive. We have an ambitious chairman that puts his money into the club and I don't think anybody saw what we have done this season coming. Why not try and go as high as we can and cement Kings Lynn in the history books."

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