Wednesday, January 9, 2013
King’s Lynn Town will be hoping to make more FA Trophy moments to remember on Saturday.
Gary Setchell’s giantkillers have already dumped five higher-level sides out of the national competition to reach the third round.
A triumph over Blue Square Premier Southport at The Walks during the weekend’s last-16 stage would keep alive the Linnets’ sensational run — and dreams of reaching a Wembley final alive.
Their Trophy heroics began way back in September when a Jason Turner strike, and Alex Street penalty save, inspired Lynn to a 1-0 first qualifying round triumph over Barwell.
Setchell’s heroes were pretty in pink when they wore special shirts to raise money for Cancer Research UK on their way to hammering Carshalton Athletic 6-1 in October.
A 3-0 win over Eastbourne Borough, who play two tiers above the Linnets in the non-league ladder, put Lynn in dreamland and a place in the first-round proper.
But the journey didn’t end there as a Russell Dunkley goal at Worksop Town saw the Norfolk club pick up their first Trophy win on the road to extend their fine run.
And Setchell’s troops saved the best till last when they dumped out Blue Square Premier AFC Telford United — who play three levels above Lynn — 3-1 to set up this weekend’s huge, huge, game.
• The video was supplied by King’s Lynn Town’s YouTube channel. The last two matches shown, from about eight minutes and 18 seconds, are highlights from the Linnets’ home league wins over Coalville Town and Stamford.