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King’s Lynn Town to face Ashton United in FA Cup third qualifying round

PUBLISHED: 13:33 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:40 24 September 2018

Lynn caretaker management duo Robbie Back and Neil Fryatt have learned the Linnets opponents for their FA Cup third qualifying round tie. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn caretaker management duo Robbie Back and Neil Fryatt have learned the Linnets opponents for their FA Cup third qualifying round tie. Picture: Ian Burt

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King’s Lynn Town will face Ashton United at home in the FA Cup third qualifying round.

The Linnets will face the National League North side, one level above the Norfolk side, at The Walks on Saturday, October 6.

King’s Lynn advanced to the third qualifying round courtesy of a 3-1 win against Stafford Rangers on Saturday thanks to goals from Ryan Hawkins, Craig Parker and an own goal.

Ashton booked their place in the next round thanks to a 3-0 win over Trafford FC thanks to goals from Matty Chadwick, Bradley Jackson, Nic Evangelinos.

The FA Cup first qualifying round actually cost Simon Clark his job at Lynn as a 2-2 draw at home to Histon, who play two levels below the Linnets, prompted chairman Stephen Cleeve to sack the manager after a poor start to the season.

Robbie Back and Neil Fryatt were named in joint caretaker charge and they oversaw a 7-0 win in the replay against the Cambridgeshire side.

Lynn are still on the lookout for a new permanent boss with Cleeve understood to be taking his time to ensure he gets the appointment right this time.

The winners of the third qualifying round tie will pocket £15,000.

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