King’s Lynn Town aim to make most of second FA Trophy chance

06:30 04 November 2014


King's Lynn Town forward Michael Frew is suspended for the FA Trophy replay with Market Drayton tonight. Picture: Matthew Usher

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Gary Setchell is hoping that his troops can grasp their second chance with both hands when his King’s Lynn Town outfit lock horns with Market Drayton Town in tonight’s FA Trophy first qualifying round replay.

On Saturday the Linnets returned from Shropshire thankful to still be involved in non-league’s premier knockout competition.

Despite bossing the game for long spells Setchell’s charges found themselves two goals down and were grateful to Sam Mulready and George Thomson’s efforts in the last seven minutes, ensuring a second bite of the cherry on home soil this evening.

“I felt we deserved victory on Saturday,” Setchell said. “It was a good team performance in what was a typical cup tie. It was a mixture of poor finishing, the woodwork and at time a lack of composure that has cost us.

“Had the game finished 12-2 in our favour there could have been no complaints – it really was one of those afternoons.

“They gave it a right good go as you would expect them to, being the home side in a cup tie. But to our credit, and we have done it time and time again, we hung in there, kept working and never stopped believing that we could get something from the game and in the end we got what we deserved.”

Market Drayton play a level lower than the Linnets, in Evo-Stik Northern First Division South, and have won two and drawn four of their last seven matches in all competitions. With Lynn flying high in the Evo-Stik Premier Division they should be favourites to progress this evening, but Setchell urged caution for the home fans.

“We know that we still have a job to do, make no mistake there,” he added, speaking to his club’s 
official Youtube channel.

“But, it’s never easy winning matches away from home and that’s a real long trip for any day of the week, let alone a Tuesday evening.

“Obviously we want to win the game and progress through some rounds of the competition. Winning games creates a feel-good effect around the place.”

Ryan Fryatt returns to the Linnets squad following his suspension on Saturday however Michael Frew misses out tonight through a suspension of his own.


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