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King's Lynn Town await FA Cup second round opponents after historic victory




King's Lynn Town will find out their next FA Cup opponents when the draw for the second round is made this evening.

The Linnets are ball number 38 in the draw after their historic 1-0 win away at League Two side Port Vale on Saturday.

The win was the first for a Lynn club over a Football League side in the competition in nearly 60 years and only the third ever.

Are you up for the Cup like King's Lynn Town defender Ross Barrows?
Are you up for the Cup like King's Lynn Town defender Ross Barrows?

And goalscoring hero Sonny Carey isn't too bothered who they're paired with.

He'll have to wait a little longer for his dream tie at Carrow Road against Norwich City, as Championship clubs don’t enter the competition until the third round stage in January.

And the chance to put one over on the Canaries' bitter rivals, Ipswich Town, was dashed by the League One club’s extra time defeat to Portsmouth.

Sonny Carey celebrates his decisive goal with teammates (43039806)
Sonny Carey celebrates his decisive goal with teammates (43039806)

But, speaking shortly after his matchwinning goal on Saturday, he said: “We know, going into any game in the league, on paper, we’re going to be the underdogs, so we’ve got no fear going into any game.

“Anywhere away would be nice, in a nice big stadium like this.”

The 19-year-old added it was "amazing" to be the man on target as the Linnets kept their first clean sheet of the campaign.

He said: “We knew it was going to be a tough task coming in, but the gaffer said ‘Just keep playing our own way’.

“We didn’t come here to sit back. We wanted to try to impose our game on them and it was great to come on and score the winner.”

“When you come to a place like this and get that result it’s a great feeling.

"Hopefully we can get momentum now and keep that going on in the League and hopefully put a Cup run together as well."

Two other former Cup winners, Sunderland and Wigan Athletic, joined Ipswich in making an early exit from the competition.

But there are still plenty of exciting challenges potentially awaiting the Linnets, including a local derby with League One highflyers Peterborough United.

The draw is due to be made shortly after 7pm tonight.



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