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King's Lynn to face former manager and goalkeeper in FA Cup after being drawn at home against Bedford Town

King's Lynn Town are set for a brief reunion with former manager Gary Setchell and long-serving goalkeeper Alex Street in the FA Cup.

The National League North leaders have been drawn at home to face Bedford Town in the Second Qualifying Round on Saturday, September 17.

Bedford Town won promotion to the Southern League Central Premier Division last season and are 17th in the table.

The Eagles overcame Kempston 2-1 on Saturday and had former Linnets Street, Sam Warburton and Danny Setchell in their line-up.

Blyth Spartans FC v King's Lynn Town FC. (59098305)
Blyth Spartans FC v King's Lynn Town FC. (59098305)

Setchell is something of a Walks legend having played for the club and then been at the helm of the Linnets one way or another since 2010, taking charge of more than 350 games in the hot seat.

Despite leading the club to two promotions, Setchell parted company with the club in February 2017 and was replaced in the dugout by Ian Culverhouse two days later.

King's Lynn Town goalkeeper Alex Street. (54400699)
King's Lynn Town goalkeeper Alex Street. (54400699)

Record-breaking goalkeeper Alex Street, meanwhile, played 466 games for the Linnets, keeping 139 clean sheets, during his time between the posts, breaking all goalkeeping appearance records in the process.

Street left The Walks in October 2020 to sign for the Eagles after spending more than a decade with his hometown club.

The Linnets will fancy their chances of making further progress with home advantage, but you can never discount a team managed by Setchell who will have his players fully focused for the Second Qualifying Round tie.

Winners of the second round qualifying tie will receive £3,375 while the losers will pick up £1,125.

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