Nantwich will host National League North side, King’s Lynn Town FC this Saturday, as they look to make it to the FA Cup First Round proper.
The Dabbers take on King’s Lynn FC after overcoming Morpeth Town in the previous round. Joe Mwasile’s emphatic last minute tap in sent the Nantwich fans into ecstasy as they realised they were now only one game away from a potential FA Cup first round, for the third time in under ten years. King’s Lynn beat Leek Town 2-0 away from home in their last FA Cup Qualifying round, with goals coming from Sonny Carey and Jordan Richards.
Name: Kings Lynn Town FC
Nickname: The Linnets
Manger: Ian Culverhouse
Stadium: The Walks Stadium
Position: 3rd (National League North)
Match: Nantwich Town vs King’s Lynn Town
Date: 19th October 2019
Competition: The FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
Stadium: The Weaver Stadium
Nantwich Town 3-2 Lancaster City – BetVictor Northern Premier
Nantwich Town 3-1 Matlock Town – BetVictor Northern Premier
Nantwich Town 1-0 Morpeth Town – FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
Bamber Bridge 2-2 Nantwich Town – BetVictor Northern Premier
Nantwich Town 0-1 Radcliffe – BetVictor Northern Premier
Alfreton Town 1-1 King’s Lynn – FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
King’s Lynn 2-1 Alfreton Town – FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round (Replay)
York City 3-0 King’s Lynn – Vanarama National League North
Leek Town 0-2 King’s Lynn – FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
King’s Lynn 2-2 Chester City – Vanarama National League North
In the Dugout
Ian Culverhouse is the man in charge at The Walks Stadium. The former player took over for his second spell in charge for the Linnets in 2018, after having a brief spell at Grantham Town before. As a player, Culverhouse was a defender, starting his career at Tottenham Hotspur. After being an unused substitute in the 1984 UEFA Cup Final, he was signed for Norwich City. He helped the Canaries get promoted from the Second Division, and also aided them to a fifth placed finish in the First Division. After almost ten years at Norwich, Culverhouse moved to Swindon Town for another four seasons. He then finished his career with a brief spell at Kingstonian FC and two more years at Brighton and Hove Albion. Culverhouse also boasts an impressive coaching career, starting off as Colchester United assistant with Paul Lambert as manager. After this, he stuck with Lambert, having spells as assistant manager at Norwich City and Aston Villa. After parting ways with Aston Villa, and Lambert, he took over for his first spell at King’s Lynn. After losing in a play-off final in his first season in charge, he left to take charge of Grantham Town. However, with things not working out with Grantham, Culverhouse returned to the Linnets, where he remains in charge.
One to Watch
28 year old Adam Marriott has been in tremendous goal scoring form for the Linnets this year, already racking up an impressive 13 goals in 16 games in all competitions. Marriott was the clubs golden boot winner last season as well, scoring 24 goals in the league for the club as they earned themselves promotion to the National League North. The striker began his playing career at Cambridge United, before making a move to local side Cambridge City, where he scored 57 goals in 69 league games for the club in two seasons. This fine goal scoring form caught the eye of football league side, Stevenage. After two seasons with Stevenage, Marriott signed for Lincoln City, where he helped them earn promotion back to the football league. After just the one season with Lincoln, Marriott moved to Royston Town and scored 25 goals in 30 games for the club, before moving to Boston United, and then finally to King’s Lynn.
Interview – Troy Bourne
Troy Bourne was part of the side that made it through to the FA Cup First Round after beating Kettering Town in the 4th Qualifying Round. The Dabbers will be hoping to recreate the memories of two seasons ago this Saturday. The young defender described how it felt for the team to make it to the FA Cup First Round, “When we first realised we were in the first round of the FA Cup, it almost felt like a dream. The atmosphere straight after the game was immense.” When asked who he’d like to play against if the Dabbers are to win on Saturday, he said, “it would have to be Sunderland, to get such a huge team would be an amazing achievement and experience to be apart of”.