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Life with the Linnets It’s been a great start to the year for King’s Lynn Football Club – and March promises to be ever better for the team making all the headlines

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he 2010-11 season is turning out to be a very exciting time for your favourite local football team, Kings Lynn Town FC. The Linnets kicked off on February 1st with a Tuesday evening game at home to Deeping Rangers and secured a sturdy 20 result to bring us a well-deserved three points. A crucial away win on Saturday 5th at the UCL League match against current leaders and local rival team St Neots ended their 46-match unbeaten record with an impressive 4-2 win. An army of almost 900 King’s Lynn fans who made the journey to St Neots were well rewarded with an exceptional result and King’s Lynn fans should feel very proud of the support they gave to their local team, as no other club in the league can boast the same level of support. Following their success in the FA Vase in January, the Linnets drew league rivals St Neots in the 5th Round. February 12th proved to be a memorable day for the

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team, with over 1,600 supporters cheering them on to a 2–1 victory. It was one of the best games fans have seen this season, many describing the tense and passionate atmosphere on the day as the best they’ve witnessed since the King’s Lynn versus Oldham FA Cup game many years ago. The team barely had a chance to celebrate their victory before rising to their next challenge three days later in the semifinals of the Norfolk Senior Cup against Thetford Town at home. Thanks to a 5-1 win they’ve now made it to the Final of the competition which will be staged at Carrow Road against Dereham (the date is yet to be arranged). At this point, King’s Lynn are still in all the cup competitions, which is nothing short of amazing for the club. With the quarterfinals of the FA Vase now drawn, King’s Lynn is now looking forward to another home match against Rye United on Saturday 5th March, making this the first time King’s Lynn have ever reached the quarter-finals

of a national competition. Tickets for this game can be purchased in advance at every home game, and the club expects to see a record turnout from the local community cheering them on – so make sure you take your friends and family to do your bit in helping the Linnets move on to the Wembley final. The latest fixtures for the team are listed below. For further information and details, please call the club on 01553 760060 or visit www.kltown.co.uk. KL Magazine hopes to see you at a game soon! MARCH FIXTURES Tuesday 1st Raunds Town (A) Saturday 5th Rye United (H) FA Vase Tuesday 8th Stuart and Lloyds Corby (A) Saturday 12th Newport Pagnell (A) Tuesday 15th Wellingborough (A) Saturday 19th Long Buckby (H) Saturday 22nd Stuart and Lloyds Corby (H) Saturday 26th Northampton Spencer (A) FA Vase semi final 65

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The March 2011 issue of KL Magazine

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