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King's Lynn Town to travel to Nantwich Town in Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup




King’s Lynn Town have been drawn away for a third successive round in this season’s FA Cup.

Lynn’s reward for their 2-0 victory at Leek Town on Saturday is a trip to Nantwich Town in the Fourth Qualifying Round.

Nantwich, who play at the Weaver Stadium, are currently flying high in the Northern Premier League.

Sonny Carey celebrates opening the scoring during King's Lynn Town's 2-0 victory at Leek Town on Saturday. More on pages 46 and 47. Picture: Tim Smith (18770942)
Sonny Carey celebrates opening the scoring during King's Lynn Town's 2-0 victory at Leek Town on Saturday. More on pages 46 and 47. Picture: Tim Smith (18770942)

Reflecting on the draw, Linnets press officer Mark Hearle said: “We’ve had no luck with the draws whatsoever, but it is what it is and both sides will go into the tie fancying their chances of winning the game.

“If we were to go to Nantwich and get a result, I don’t think there would be anyone who would begrudge us a home draw in the First Round Proper.

“Make no mistake, it’s a tough, tough place to go. I remember going there in the FA Trophy four years ago, arriving late, and losing the game 5-1.

“They were a very good side then and still are now. Any side who gets to this stage of the competition are there on merit, so I am expecting a very difficult game.”

The Dabbers, who sit fifth in the Northern Premier League, progressed to this stage with a stoppage-time goal during 1-0 win over Morpeth Town at the weekend.

Before that, they accounted for AFC Telford – who play at the same level as the Linnets – at the New Bucks Head and enjoyed a 3-1 success over Grantham Town at home.

Victorious clubs in the fourth round qualifying will earn £18,750 from The FA prize fund (the losers will collect £6,250).

Lynn have already collected almost £18,000 from their two cup wins this season.

And victory could secure a tie against the likes of League One giants and former cup winners Sunderland, Ipswich Town, Peterborough United or Coventry City.

The fourth round qualifying ties will take place over the weekend of Saturday October 19, with the first round matches taking place a few weeks later on November 9.

In the final qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup, King’s Lynn Town’s under-18 side have been handed a very difficult away draw to Hitchin Town with the game set to take place in the week commencing October 14.


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