Class of 92 conquerors are King’s Lynn Town FA Trophy replay prize

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The ‘Class of 92’ conquerors are the FA Trophy replay prize for the Linnets tonight at The Walks.

The winners of tonight’s home replay versus Belper Town will be away to Nantwich Town in the Second Qualifying Round.

King’s Lynn Town earned this extra tie after drawing 1-1 at Belper Town on Saturday in the First Qualifying Round.

The winners of the Nantwich tie on Saturday, November 14 receive £3,250 prize money, while the victors of tonight’s replay will pocket £2,700.

Nantwich defeated Salford City 2-1 on Saturday. Salford have had plenty of recent publicity, including the current BBC TV documentary Class of ‘92: Out of Their League, because former Manchester Utd stars Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs all have a 10 per cent stake in the club.

The quartet, along with David Beckham, were dubbed Class of 92 after they were members of the Red Devils team which won the 1992 FA Youth Cup.

The Linnets’ trip to Derbyshire to visit Belper was boss Gary Setchell’s 300th game in charge.

Speaking about his 300th game in the hot seat, Setchell said: “From game 250 to 300 it’s been a very tough test but I genuinely feel the club and team have turned the corner.

“Needless to say I’m immensely proud to have managed Lynn into my sixth season and let’s hope I can accumulate another 300 games.”

Belper boss Charlie Palmer felt that his side could have won their FA Trophy tie against Lynn, if they had shown a bit more quality in the final third.

He said: “We went in at half-time a goal down, but looking at our first half performance I felt that we did not deserve to be losing at that stage.

“We showed them that we can play football and cause them problems but the thing that impressed me most was how much tighter we looked at the back.”

“Now, it is about me installing the belief in the players and making them recognise that if they can improve the quality in the final third, they will score more goals, like we did in the second half.”

For the replay Setchell has injury concerns over Jordan Yong, Sam Gaughran, Kern Miller and Conor Marshall.

Matty Castellan should be available after missing the Belper trip due to a final assessment on a coaching course.

n The Linnets have become involved in the annual fundraising efforts of the Royal British Legion as ‘poppy dayp approaches.

Next Saturday they host Slough Town in a Southern Premier League encounter. They will wear a special one-off shirt for the day complete with a traditional Poppy emblem. Following the game a selection of these shirts will be auctioned in the club’s Linnet Lounge at 5.30pm. Some shirts will be available to bid for on online auction site Ebay.

The club thanks Andy Wilson of Ikon Fashion in Broad Street, Lynn, who has kindly donated the special kit.