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King's Lynn Town's FA Cup dream ended by Nantwich Town in the Fourth Qualifying Round



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Nantwich Town 1 King's Lynn Town 0

King's Lynn Town's FA Cup dream came to a sobering end as lower-league outfit Nantwich Town triumphed at the Weaver Stadium.

Backed by their biggest home crowd of the season, the Northern Premier League minnows were good value for their place in Monday night's First Round Proper draw.

The only goal of the game arrived seven minutes before the interval when Lynn failed to deal with a cross from the left and Troy Bourne stabbed the ball home at the far post.

Kings Lynn Town 2019-20. Pictured back, from left, are: Chris Smith, Sonny Carey, Ryan Fryatt, Nathan Fox, Rory McAuley. Middle: Chris Henderson, Aaron Jones, Alfie Payne, Ross Barrows, Alex Street, Sam Kelly, Michael Gash, Ryan Hawkins, Jordan Richards. Front: Natty Stewart, Ryan Jarvis, Carol Holland (physio), Rob Back (director of football), Ian Culverhouse (manager), Paul Bastock (assistant manager), Adam Marriott, Michael Clunan. Picture: Tim Smith. (17280132)
Kings Lynn Town 2019-20. Pictured back, from left, are: Chris Smith, Sonny Carey, Ryan Fryatt, Nathan Fox, Rory McAuley. Middle: Chris Henderson, Aaron Jones, Alfie Payne, Ross Barrows, Alex Street, Sam Kelly, Michael Gash, Ryan Hawkins, Jordan Richards. Front: Natty Stewart, Ryan Jarvis, Carol Holland (physio), Rob Back (director of football), Ian Culverhouse (manager), Paul Bastock (assistant manager), Adam Marriott, Michael Clunan. Picture: Tim Smith. (17280132)

It was no more than the Dabbers deserved with the Linnets, who lacked any real quality or tempo, second best for long periods of the 90 minutes.

Lynn's best chance of the tie fell to Natty Stewart a few minutes from the end when the substitute saw his effort tipped over the woodwork by Greg Hall after frontman Adam Marriott struck the post in the first half.

Since the club was reformed, it was the third time in ten years that Lynn have fallen at the Fourth Qualifying Round hurdle.

Nantwich's surprise victory earned them £18,750 from The FA prize fund while Lynn collected the sum of £6,250.

The Linnets return to National League North action with a trip to Kidderminster Harriers next Saturday.

Nantwich: Hall, Bourne (Davis 74), Devine, Stair, Langley, Harrison, Lowrie, Hughes, Malkin (Saxon 78), Schousboe (Mwasile 61), Webb. Unused subs: Bell, Read, Cooke, Walsh.

Scorer: Bourne 38.

King's Lynn Town: Street, Jones, Fox (Richards 55), Payne (Carey 55), Barrows, McAuley, Clunan, Kelly, Gash, Marriott, Henderson (Stewart 74). Unused subs: Bastock, Gilbert, Taylor.

Attendance: 742.



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