King’s Lynn face trip to north-east in FA Trophy

King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn Town have been given a tough away draw in the next round of the FA Trophy.

The Linnets will travel to Gateshead in the first round proper, with clubs from the National League now joining the competition.

The first round proper will take place on Saturday, December 10, with winning clubs receiving £5,000 from the FA's prize fund.

Gateshead are currently ninth in the National League and are currently on a run of three games without a win – they were beaten 3-0 at Woking on Saturday following two home draws.

The Linnets are 10th in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier and their 1-0 Trophy win over St Ives on Saturday was their sixth win in a row.

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