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King's Lynn drawn at home in Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup





King's Lynn Town have been handed a home draw in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the FA Cup.

The Linnets will host either Stocksbridge Park Steels or Ashington AFC who replay their Third Qualifying Round tomorrow night after drawing 2-2 at the weekend.

Stocksbridge Park Steels are in the East Division of the Northern Premier League while Ashington AFC ply their trade in Division One of the Northern Football League.

The Walks Stadium, home of King's Lynn Town FC. Picture: Ian Burt. (57280087)
The Walks Stadium, home of King's Lynn Town FC. Picture: Ian Burt. (57280087)

Ashington is the hometown of the Charlton brothers Bobby and Jackie as well as well-known referee Michael Oliver and former England cricketer Steve Harmison.

Lynn's record goalscorer Malcom Lindsay, who passed away in March, was also born in Ashington.

Lindsay scored 321 goals in 740 appearances for the Linnets.

Stocksbridge Park Steels, meanwhile, is famous for the club that blooded Premiership marksman Jamie Vardy.

Lynn booked their place in the final qualifying round with a thumping 6-1 victory against Kettering Town at The Walks.

Manager Tommy Widdrington got his wish of another draw.

“I want the lowest possible team at home,” he said after Saturday's victory.

“At the end of the day, we want to go as far as we can in the competition, we know if we play them here, with all due respect, against a team lower than us, then I feel we are going to be dominant. As long as we are here I will be confident.”

The tie will be played at The Walks on Saturday, October 15, with Lynn just one game away from the potential of a glamour draw against an English Football League club.

Winners of the ties receive £9,375 while losing clubs will pick up £3,125.



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