The Dabbers’ biggest game of the season so far comes along tomorrow (3pm kick-off), as we make the long trip to Norfolk to face King’s Lynn Town in the Third Round of the Buildbase FA Trophy. We preview what to expect from another National League opponent.
The Nan who would beat King’s
It’s been a tough season for King’s Lynn, who sit second bottom of the National League, only ahead of Dover who have severe financial issues and have had a 12 point deduction. In fact, King’s Lynn’s only league win since the start of October has been against Dover, and for comparison, lost 4-1 to our midweek opponents Altrincham in September.
They did reach the First Round of the FA Cup where they lost narrowly to Walsall, but defensively they have leaked a lot of goals, in the last month or so there have been losses including a 6-2 against Wrexham, a 5-0 against Stockport and just on Tuesday, they lost to Halifax 2-0.
King’s Lynn is known for being the birthplace of Formula 1 stars Martin Brundle and George Russell, but there’ll be no conveniently timed Safety Car to help their side out on Saturday.
Last Time Out
Who can forget the last time we played each other, at the Optimum Pay Stadium in October 2019, when Troy Bourne’s outstretched leg sent the Dabbers into the First Round of the FA Cup for only the third time ever. His goal was enough for a 1-0 win and a brilliant memory for every Dabber there that day. Highlights from that one are available below:
Players to Watch
The scorer of both goals in that win over Dover was Joshua Barrett, so he looks to be the attacking player in best form for the home side.
Adult and concession tickets are £10, with under 16s just £1, and with King’s Lynn’s chairman complaining to local press that he is disappointed with the number of home tickets sold, there is a real chance for the Dabbers to make your voices heard, so come along! You can buy the tickets here.
We would ask any supporters travelling to take a Covid test beforehand if possible, and to have a face mask for any crowded indoor areas they might face. Thank you in advance.