Webb tells Lynn to make most of let-off

CHRIS LAKEY Keith Webb has promised changes ahead of King's Lynn's FA Trophy replay against AFC Sudbury at The Walks tonight.The Linnets escaped from King's Marsh Stadium with a goal-less draw on Saturday, thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Scott Howie, who saved a penalty and then denied the hosts a surprise first round qualifying victory.

CHRIS LAKEY

Keith Webb has promised changes ahead of King's Lynn's FA Trophy replay against AFC Sudbury at The Walks tonight.

The Linnets escaped from King's Marsh Stadium with a goal-less draw on Saturday, thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Scott Howie, who saved a penalty and then denied the hosts a surprise first round qualifying victory.

It was a performance that Webb and his assistant Lee Glover "sensed" was on the cards - but the Linnets boss won't tolerate a repeat at The Walks tonight.

Craig Fleming is eligible, despite being sent off on Saturday, but Webb could well give starts to striker Michael Frew and defender Ben Chapman, who were on the bench on Saturday, having recovered from injury.

"There will be one or two changes - I have one or two players with little niggles and I will give them time to get over them," said Webb. "But Michael and Ben will be in my thoughts because we need to be better than Saturday."

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Webb admitted Lynn are lucky to still be in the competition, saying: "Nobody really likes a replay, but after Saturday I am delighted to be still involved. The performance was not the best, but we live to fight another day. They had a lot of the match and can consider themselves unlucky not to be in the next round.

"If it hadn't been for an outstanding performance by Scott Howie I'm sure they would have been. But we have got them back at our place and that should give us an advantage - and I know the team won't play as badly as Saturday."

Lynn are now winless in their last three games - but Webb said he wasn't surprised at his team's weekend performance.

"I've seen it happen so many times before in professional football," said Webb. "You go to a match, it's a nice, sunny day, the pitch is in good condition and suddenly you start to get the feeling that things are not right, that players aren't in the right mood.

"We sensed it was happening and it doesn't matter how much you shout the odds at them, it wasn't going to change a thing. Sudbury capitalised and caused us problems and they gained more and more in confidence as the game went on."

Should Lynn win the battle they will face a difficult home tie against Ryman Premier League side Billericay on November 3.

Lynn squad: Howie, Chapman, West, Lake, Fleming, Crane, Camm, C Defty, Fisk, Turner, Nolan, Francis, Frew, Bloomfield, Murray.