March Town United desperate to win FA Cup clash and ‘have a crack’ at King’s Lynn Town

MARCH Town United boss Paul Crosbie says his side are desperate to win Saturday’s FA Cup clash so they can “have a crack” at King’s Lynn Town.

The Hares will be handed a home tie with the Linnets if they can shock United Counties League side Wellingborough Town in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round.

Crosbie said: “A tie with King’s Lynn is a nice carrot for us and it would also be a good challenge.

“I made my debut in the FA Cup as a 17-year-old playing for Leicester United. It was brilliant at the time and there’s always a bit more buzz around the cup.

“I want to go as far as we can. I had a couple of people watching Wellingborough at the weekend and I’ve received good feedback so we’re not going in blind. There are areas we can exploit.

“There’s a belief in the squad that we can get a result and the lads definitely want to have a crack at King’s Lynn.”

Goals from Robbie Masters and Ash Spendelow helped March open their Thurlow Nunn First Division campaign with a 2-2 draw against Debenham LC on Saturday - but they were beaten 1-0 by Newmarket Town last night.

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The Hares conceded goals from set pieces in both games and Crosbie said he was frustrated that two good performances from his troops had brought them just one point.

“People have been very complimentary about us but compliments don’t put points on the board,” he said. “Defending set pieces properly does.

“There’s still 94 points to play for in the league so it’s not all doom, gloom and panic. I just want them to get the points that their performances merit.”

March will be back to full strength for Saturday’s trip to Wellingborough. James McDonough, Aaron Bailey and Stu Porter will return, while Sam Darlow looks set to shrug off his hamstring injury.