Giantkilling King’s Lynn Town are up for the FA Cup

Dan Quigley celebrates an FA Trophy upset during a memorable run in the competition last term. Pictu

Dan Quigley celebrates an FA Trophy upset during a memorable run in the competition last term. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn Town are hoping to create more magic memories when they aim to kick-start another FA Cup run at The Walks this afternoon.

The reformed Linnets nearly reached the first round as a Step Five outfit in 2011 but slipped to a narrow defeat against Tamworth – who play four levels above them. And they became giant-killing heroes last term by beating a host of big names to reach the last 16 of the FA Trophy.

The cup kings begin their latest adventure in a national competition at home to fellow Step Three outfit Cambridge City and coach Ross McNeil admits everyone at the club is looking forward to trying to match their previous exploits.

He said: 'It is exciting. It's a break from the league and it's a massive opportunity to test yourself against teams from other leagues and hopefully get a bit of extra revenue. Our experiences in the last few years have given us a taste of what a good cup run is like. To push Tamworth all the way was a massive achievement and we really overachieved last season in the Trophy. We went on a fantastic run, which was great for the whole town and we'd love another slice of that.'

Calor (Southern League) Premier Division Cambridge City occupy 10th place in their table while back-to-back promoted Lynn sit seventh in the Northern Premier Division. The winner of today's first qualifying round clash will pocket £3,000.

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