Linnets are up for the FA Cup

October 5, 2018

King’s Lynn Town face probably their biggest game of the season to date on Saturday when Conference North outfit Ashton United visit The Walks in the third qualifying round of this seasons Emirates FA Cup. 
To date The Linnets have accounted for Histon and Stafford Rangers in their two previous games in the national competition and are keen for more success against a side who play their football at one level higher than themselves.
Despite the Robins' lowly league position joint Lynn boss Rob Back insists his team are very much the underdogs on Saturday. 
Back said: "It’s Step Three versus Step Two, so if you fancied a flutter you would be going for them.
"We are in for a tough afternoon against who I'm sure will be an imposing team, but once again for Neil and myself it will be all about what we do.
"We have picked our game up over the past few weeks but we still have an awful lot of work to do to get ourselves up to the level of performance where I feel we should be. 
"There were very good in spells in the win over Banbury last weekend, but we were also a little sloppy with some of our passing.
"Our main priority is of course the league and the FA Cup is a little distraction, but a nice one at that. 
"The players, supporters, even the backroom people get an extra buzz on a cup day and that will be the same on Saturday for sure. "We would love to make it through another round and if we do we will then be 90 minutes away from a place in the first round proper – maybe the FA Cup final you could say for a non league team. 
"However it’s one game at a time and passing a formidable obstacle like Ashton will take a lot of hard work and endeavour from all lads during the the afternoon."
Recent signing Chris Henderson is cup tied for Saturday.
The Robins booked their place in the third qualifying round by beating Trafford 3-0.
The winners of Saturday’s tie will receive £15,000 in prize money. 
If the game is drawn the replay will take place at Hurst Cross, Ashton on Tuesday evening.
King's Lynn Town Reserves travel to their counterparts from Leiston in a Thurlow Nunn, Division One North fixture.



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