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AFC Telford 1-1 King's Lynn

Telford United lost further ground in the battle for promotion to the Blue Square Premier as they dropped two home points - and their main two rivals won.

It could have been worse as Telford looked to be on their way to defeat when visiting substitute Dominic Dwyer scored with just seven minutes left.

But striker Danny Carey-Bertram rescued a point from a lacklustre display.

He equalised in injury time, getting on the end of Danny Edwards' flick to keep his team unbeaten in five games.

To add to Telford's frustration, Gateshead scored twice in the last 10 minutes to win 3-2 at Southport, while second-placed Tamworth won 2-1 at home to Farsley Celtic.

We looked a very jaded side, which is a worry with the schedule we've got

Telford boss Rob Smith

And the Bucks are now 11 points shy of the one automatic promotion place.

Despite a very good away point, Lynn ironically dropped a place to 13th.

Telford boss Rob Smith told BBC Radio Shropshire: "We looked a very tired and jaded side, which is a worry with the schedule we've got."

Thanks to the abandonment of their Setanta Shield northern regional final at Barrow last Tuesday night (now rearranged for 26 March), Telford face a daunting programme.

Starting with Tuesday night's trip to Vauxhall Motors, they have 16 games scheduled in the space of 47 days, between 10 March and 25 April.

That includes a two-leg FA Trophy semi-final against York City, as well as the rearranged Setanta Shield tie at Barrow.

And, if they get through to the final in both of those competitions, or make the Blue Square North play-offs, that schedule will become even more crowded, with potentially another five matches to squeeze in.

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