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King's Lynn footballer so close to an FA Cup shock for Cheltenham against Manchester City

King's Lynn footballer Lewis Freestone came within a few minutes of helping his Cheltenham Town side to an almighty FA Cup shock this evening.

The left-sided defender was part of the Robins' team to push Premiership giants Manchester City all the way during a 3-1 defeat in the fourth round tie at the Jonny Rocks Stadium.

Freestone and his Cheltenham colleagues were just eight minutes away from sending shockwaves through the football fraternity.

Cheltenham Town defender Lewis Freestone. Picture: Alan Franklin. (43958815)
Cheltenham Town defender Lewis Freestone. Picture: Alan Franklin. (43958815)

The defender had the unenviable task of marking Riyad Mahrez for the majority of the game, but acquitted himself brilliantly playing as a left wing-back throughout the 90 minutes.

The Gloucestershire side took a surprise lead 14 minutes into the second half when Alfie May pounced in the Manchester City box.

Cheltenham led for 22 minutes of the tie before Phil Foden, who Freestone played against as a youngster for Norwich City, levelled matters.

Further goals from Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres gave the final scoreline a rather flattering look in a game that Michael Duff's Cheltenham players have did the town and League Two proud.

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