King’s Lynn Town confident Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final against Dereham Town will not be a wash out

A wet Walks on Saturday, the home of King's Lynn Town. Picture: IAN BURT

A wet Walks on Saturday, the home of King's Lynn Town. Picture: IAN BURT - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn Town officials are hopeful they can beat the weather this evening and stage the remaining Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final.

The Linnets' reserves failed to host Dereham Town in the last four of the competition on Tuesday because of a waterlogged pitch. And even though the club's first team failed to fulfil their home Southern League Premier Division fixture against Hungerford Town on Saturday – for the same reason – members of the Walks hierarchy were confident yesterday that they will not go on to suffer a third postponement in a week.

Robbie Back's Lynn second-string did not play on Saturday and neither did Matt Henman's Dereham as rain wiped out a host of the area's non-league action.

The winner of tonight's clash will meet Norwich United in the final at Carrow Road. The Planters' place in the showcase fixture at Norwich City was confirmed after Gorleston turned down the opportunity to replay their last-four match despite a disagreement about the eligibility of a United player, on-loan Lowestoft keeper Jake Jessup.

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