King’s Lynn Town drawn away at Barwell in FA Cup

MLNF 26.9.15
MLNF 26.9.15
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King’s Lynn Town FC will be away to Barwell in the Third Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Yesterday’s draw at Wembley Stadium pitched Lynn at the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division side in the world-famous competition.

Barwell disposed of Cogenhoe United 5-0 on Saturday, while Lynn got past Witham Utd 1-0.

A hat-trick for Brady Hickey and goals from Eddy Nisevic and Jamie Towers gave a comfortable scoreline to Barwell’s home tie.

The designated date for the tie is Saturday, October 10, and the winners each pick up £7,500 from The FA’s prize fund.

Meanwhile, Linnets boss Gary Setchell wants to see his side push for a top-half place in the table – starting at bottom-of-the-table Bedworth United tonight.

Lynn travel to the Greenbacks knowing that three points and other results going in their favour could lift them as high as tenth in the Southern League Premier Division standings.

Lynn have failed to record two consecutive league victories in the league this season, and Setchell said: “I still feel that we can get in the top half of the table but consistency is a bit of a problem at the minute.

“We seem to win a game and then lose a game but you are going to get that with such a young squad. You are always going to win games and also lose some.

“I think we could have easily won all five of our fixtures at home and on the road we could have perhaps won one more.

“We have been soundly beaten away from home in some games so we may have 
to look at setting up differently.”

Defender Jordan Yong turned his ankle in the FA Cup victory over Witham Town on Saturday, leaving him as a major doubt for tonight along with Sam Gaughran and Kern Miller.

Miller did play through the pain barrier at the weekend but is unlikely to be risked on the 3G surface at The Oval.

Young defender Matty Castellan, who made his full debut at home to Histon last Tuesday, comes back into contention after being cup-tied on Saturday.

Setchell believes that the recent arrival from Swaffham has got all of the attributes to become a regular in the team.

“I thought Matty came in and did well against Histon,” said Setchell.

“It was his first game at Step Three in a pressure situation against a lively Histon 

“He didn’t look out of place and passed the ball really well. All he’s got to do is get a little bit stronger.

“If he continues his progress I can see him developing into a decent Step Three footballer over the next 18 months.”