Wroxham and Fakenham battle for FA Cup clash against King’s Lynn

Wroxham manager Stewart Larter. Picture: James Bass

Wroxham manager Stewart Larter. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Wroxham begin their FA Cup journey with a Norfolk derby at Trafford Park.

The visitors in the preliminary round tie are Fakenham Town, who won through to meet the Yachtsmen with an emphatic 6-0 replay victory away at Huntingdon Town.

Goalscorers that night were Ashley Jarvis with a hat-trick, Matty Dye, Robbie Harris and Kyle Plumb. The Ghosts are not unfamiliar to the Yachtsmen having come up against them many times at Step Five before Wroxham were promoted to the Ryman League.

Fakenham are yet to earn a point in the league so far this season with their only cause for celebration being against Huntingdon in the FA Cup.

That said, Wroxham will not be taking their opponents lightly and will be looking to proceed through to the next round. The opponents awaiting the victors in the first qualifying round are King's Lynn Town, at The Walks, on Saturday, September 12.


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Wroxham boss Stewart Larter, speaking after Tuesday night's 1-0 defeat at Bury Town, said he was looking forward to the cup tie.

'It's a local derby and will be a tough game,' said Larter. 'The financial rewards from these (FA Cup) games is vital to the club so I will be looking to get a win.

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'Not only is the financial reward important but the tie in the next round will be a chance for the winner to pit themselves against Norfolk's highest non-league team. I'm already looking forward to Saturday.'

Should the game finish in a tie then the replay will take place on Wednesday, kicking off at 7.45pm at Clipbush Park. The winner of the tie earns £1,925 in prize money.

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