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King's Lynn Town 1 Bedford Town 1
Saturday 17th September
Saturday 17th September
National North
King's Lynn Town 8 10 20
Scarborough Ath 8 5 17
Banbury United 8 6 16
AFC Fylde 8 2 16
Leamington 8 6 15
Darlington 8 4 14
Kidderminster H 8 4 14
Peterborough Sp 8 4 13
Brackley Town 8 0 13
Gloucester City 8 1 12
Curzon Ashton 8 2 11
Chester 8 1 11
Spennymoor Town 8 -1 11
Alfreton Town 8 3 10
Chorley 8 3 10
Hereford 8 -3 8
Farsley Celtic 8 -4 8
Buxton 8 -5 7
Blyth Spartans 8 -6 7
Southport 8 -8 7
Kettering Town 8 -3 6
Boston United 8 -5 6
AFC Telford Utd 8 -10 6
Bradford (PA) 8 -6 3

Perhaps it was the thought of playing lower league opposition but King’s Lynn Town were not at their best in this FA Cup encounter with Bedford. As Eagles’ manager and former Lynn boss Gary Setchell said after the match the Linnets "looked better with the ball but we had the guts and the drive." Lynn did indeed have enough possession and chances to avoid a replay on Tuesday but the Eagles, with former Linnets Alex Street, Sam Warburton, Charley Saunders and Danny Setchell in the starting eleven, were up for the challenge and put up strong resistance.
Lynn made two changes to the starting line-up that defeated Alfreton 3-2 in midweek with Ollie Scott and Joshua Barrett coming for at the expense of Cameron Hargreaves and Jordan Ponticelli.
The Linnets started brightly with Aaron Jones having an early attempt on goal and then Alex Street was the first keeper to be tested when Ben Stephens found Gold Omotayo in space but his shot was saved.
Two minutes later, Bedford’s Sam Dreyer made a brilliant block on the line to thwart Barrett with Street beaten.
Bedford managed to get a shot away on 19 minutes but Connor Tomlinson’s effort required only a routine save from Paul Jones.
Drew Richardson was a threat for the Eagles and it took a good interception from Adam Crowther to keep him at bay as the visitors enjoyed a good spell of possession.
Paul Jones did well to claw away Tyrone Lewthwaite’s header with two minutes of the half remaining but in first half injury time Tomlinson’s cross found Richardson for a simple tap in to put the visitors ahead.

Lynn needed a quick replay and the came with a Michael Clunan goal on 53 minutes the ball eventually falling to him after Ollie Scott’s ball into the area.
The goal, however, didn’t inspire Lynn on to greater things and Bedford continued to frustrate Lynn’s efforts with one threat to Street’s goal coming from his team mate’s back header.
Omotayo had a header straight at Street and a Josh Coulson header from Theo Widdrington’s free-kick came back of the post for Street to claim.
Bedford had a chance to spring a shock result in the final minutes but Coulson was on hand to block.

Lynn: P.Jones, A.Jones, Scott, Denton (Ponticelli 71), Coulson, Crowther, Widdrington, Clunan, Barrett, Stephens (Walker 23, Keller 82), Omotayo. Subs: Fleming, Walker, Callan-McFadden, Hargreaves, Keller, Ponticelli, Knowles. Booked: A Jones, Walker. Scorer: Clunan 53
Bedford: Street, Richardson, Warburton, Dreyer, Sanders, Jones, Tomlinson, Donnelly (Thorne 68), Lewthwaite (Mackail-Smith 83), Setchell, Butterworth. Subs: Mackail-Smith, Thorne, Keeble, Moloney, Summerfield. Booked: Richardson, Sanders. Scorer: Richardson 45
Attendance: 1,009