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Match preview Vs Kings Lynn    (FA Cup 4th qualifying rd)

Date: 25-10-08 Venue: The Walks Stadium Kick off: 15:00hrs
The Harriers will be hoping to progress further into the FA Cup this season at the expense of Blue Square North side Kings Lynn.  We were drawn out of the hat to face them two weeks ago and straight away the fervour started to build.

It wasn't the ideal draw if we want to get through to the next round but both sets of fans seem to be up for it.  A home draw would have been nice, and easier.  Lets face it Lynn will be no walkover.

They have enough good players on their books that make you believe that they will be in or around the play-offs at the end of the season.  Ex Harrier Simon Weaver plays for them alongside the former Villa superstar but fallen from grace Julian Joachim.

Add in to that the veteran ex Rushden and Cambridge defender Mark Peters, Jake Sedgemores' brother Ben, the former Bristol Rovers keeper Scott Howie and they seem to be well stocked with quality.

Lynn have already got through two rounds of the Cup having beaten Worksop Town in their first round and then away at Wroxham in the last round to set up a meeting with us.  They also have a great record in the FA Cup having played the most ever games at 324 (more than most Premier sides) and have also played us before in this tournament.

That happened back in the 1984-85 season when we drew at Aggborough and then lost the replay at The Walks where the only goal of the game sent them through to the First Round proper and a trip to Bristol Rovers.

We could have Justin Richards back for the game now that he is supposed to have recovered from his hamstring injury but that remains to be seen.  Personally I think it's too soon for a comeback but can only hope after that lacklustre display at Kettering last Saturday.

We should have no other injuries but Kings Lynn could have Mark Camm and the aforementioned Peters could be out injured.  Andrew Fisk was sent off in the midweek defeat against Tamworth but his suspension will not have started yet so he'll be in the squad.

They've also strengthened their squad this week by bringing in defender Luke Graham from Kettering and midfielder Scott Mitchell from Rushden.

This is going to be a tough game for us because Kings Lynn will be well up for it but I think we'll scrape a draw and bring them back to Aggborough for the replay on Tuesday evening.  We had better emerge victors in the end because Barry needs the cash and there's £12,5000 on offer.


Harriers from:
Bartlett, Coleman, Baker, Riley, Lowe, Ferrell, Creighton, Bowler, Jones, Knights, McDermott, Bennett, Mackenzie, Brittain, Penn, Barnes-Homer, Smikle, Richards, Moore.

Kings Lynn from:
Howie, Murray, Bloomfield, Bridgewater, Camm, Chapman, Crane, C Defty, J Defty, Graham, Fisk, Francis, Frew, Joachim, Kelly, Melton, Mitchell, Peters, Sedgemore, Smith, Mitchell, Turner, Weaver.

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For earlier results against Kings Lynn look here on Statto's Harriers site   

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