Boon’s note of caution ahead of FA Vase tie
King's Lynn joint boss Kevin Boon says he won't take Gorleston lightly after yesterday's FA Vase draw putted East against West.
The Linnets will be favourites against the Ridgeons League Division One side at The Walks on November 13, but Boon only has to recall the home clash with Great Yarmouth Town in the second qualifying round to sound a cautionary note.
'It's a great draw for King's Lynn Football Club and being at home, but we mustn't take anything for granted because it's Gorleston,' he said.
'Look what happened when we played Yarmouth - they came with a game plan and for the first 30 minutes it was clear they had done their homework on us and they did very well.
'Any club which gets a home draw favours themselves a bit, but not after the Yarmouth game - the only time I will relax is when the whistle goes at quarter to five.
'I've watched Gorleston a fair bit over the last two or three years and whoever is in charge they have always played good football.
'Gorleston will come and play and that's what I like about them. To be fair, I think Gorleston have one of the best youth set-ups, bringing players through to their first team. It will be a good game - they will be well organised and they will be well prepared.
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'It is a great relief to be at home - we shouldn't fear anyone really, but it is cup football and we have seen over the years in the FA Cup, the FA Trophy, the FA Vase there are big surprise and nobody wants to be on the receiving end.'
Lynn's United Counties League Premier Division exploits continue tonight when they travel to Deeping Rangers, with Boon and joint boss Gary Setchell looking to bring in new recruits to cover a growing injury crisis.
Lynn are dipping into their young talent pool to cover, with central defender Martin McNeill joining the absentees with a hamstring problem, while Scott Cubberley is unavailable.
'Deeping is going to be a hard game for us because we have got a lot of injuries at the moment,' said Boon. 'We have got a lot of young lads coming in and hopefully they can do the job, but at the same time, if these injuries keep going on like this me and Setch are definitely looking at bringing one or two in because we have got to keep the momentum going.
'It's hard on young players, but this is our first season and we have just got to try and stay where we are at in the top four.'
Meanwhile, Steve Appleby says Wisbech won't fear Wroxham after being drawn away to last year's finalists in the next round of the FA Vase.
'To be fair, the draw could have been kinder, but if you want to progress it is a game we could win,' said Appleby, whose team are on a six-match unbeaten league run.'That's how I look at it - there is nothing to be frightened of.'