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King's Lynn Town continue on the FA Cup trail

King’s Lynn Town bid to take a step closer to a potential money-spinning FA Cup run when they host Ashton United at The Walks tomorrow.

The Linnets will face their chances against the National League North side, one level above themselves, with the club having home advantage. The winners of the third qualifying round tie will pocket £15,000.

Looking ahead to the tie, joint boss Robbie Back said: “Each round the games are getting bigger and the supporters are getting more excited.

“We know it won’t be easy but the lads are in confident mood after recent results and are improving with every game.

“Now we’ve picked up our first home win in the league, it’s important that we turn The Walks into a fortress again. A big crowd against Ashton could make all the difference. When there’s lots of support, it makes The Walks a horrible place for visiting teams.”

Neil Fryatt and Robbie Back orchestrate team affairs from the bench. Picture: TIM SMITH (4336505)
Neil Fryatt and Robbie Back orchestrate team affairs from the bench. Picture: TIM SMITH (4336505)

The Linnets are no strangers to the Robins having first encountered them in an FA Trophy tie in 2001, winning 4-1 at The Walks. Subsequent home league meetings saw Lynn win in 2013-14 and draw in the following season. Away from home Lynn have suffered 5-1 and 3-1 defeats.

Ashton defeated Trafford 3-0 in the last round and on Saturday defeated Leamington 2-1 in the league.

In a big week of cup football for the club, Lynn’s under-18 side clinched their place in the next round of the FA Youth Cup with a 2-0 extra-time victory over Cambridge City on Wednesday night.

Goalscorers for the young Linnets were Ben Welch and Joe Taylor.

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