August 25, 2023

MATCH PREVIEW | King's Lynn Town

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Most Magpies chewed over "the goal that never was" for the remainder of last season but, in truth, we were never fighting for our playoff position based on that result, although those three points would have certainly helped. The Linnets side that will return to Victory Park will largely be unrecognisable to the last and it was that afternoon in April that began the process. Before the weekend was out, manager Tommy Widdrington had stepped down from his position, later to emerge as the new Aldershot Town manager. For the 2023/24 season a slew of players have followed him. The Linnets have also lost top marksman Gold Omotayo to AFC Fylde and captain Michael Clunan to Scunthorpe United. The Linnets have matched the Magpies' results to start the season, three draws against Hereford, Curzon Ashton and Gloucester City, and a single defeat at the hands of Chester. They will have wanted more, and with the Magpies desperate for their first win of the season, today's fixture should, hopefully, be an intriguing contest.


Kings Lynn Town’s playing record for 2022/23:

2nd. Played: 46. Won: 27. Draw: 12. Lost: 7. Goals For: 84. Goals Against: 43. Points: 93.


Head 2 Head:

Saturday 8th October 2022 - Kings Lynn Town 2-0 Chorley.

Saturday 1st April 2023 – Chorley 0-1 Kings Lynn Town.



Jack Smith – 21 years old, midfielder. Recently of League One's Stevenage with loan spells at Braintree Town, Kettering Town and recently Dartford.

 Emmanuel Oke – 21 years old, defender/midfielder. Signs from Margate FC.

 Sion Spence – 22 years old, midfielder. Previously with Gloucester City.

 Quaine Bartley – 19 years old, centre-forward. Joins on a season long loan from AFC Wimbledon.

 Kian Ronan – 22 years old, defence/midfield. Previously with Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar and capped 25 times by the Gibraltar national side.

 Botelho Fatadjo – 23 years old, left winger. Spent most of his club football in Portugal but did feature for Wroxham in 2020-21.

 Marley Santos Delgado – 20 years old, midfielder. Came through Lowestoft Town's academy.

 Tom Clifford – 24 years old, defender. Signed from Southend United.

 Ronnie Sandford – 18 years old, goalkeeper. Signed on loan from MK Dons.



 Michael Clunan >Scunthorpe United.

Tyler Denton >Scunthorpe United.

Gold Omotayo > AFC Fylde.

Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain > Kidderminster Harriers.

Tai Fleming > Banbury United.

Olly Scott > Aldershot Town.

Zain Walker > Aldershot Town.

Theo Widdrington >Aldershot Town.

Aaron Jones > Aldershot Town.

Spencer Keller >Leiston.

Ben Siggers > Cheshunt.


Stats and information compiled by Martin Ramsbotham are correct at the time of publishing.

Trust Matchday Information:

We are looking forward to welcoming the fans of Kings Lynn Town and we hope they have a pleasant trip to Victory Park. As always, we like to meet visiting fans of the opposition and members of fellow Supporters Trusts, so visit us at our matchday headquarters situated just along the touchline from the fan zone.

We have a comprehensive matchday Visitor Guide which can be consulted here.

At our matchday headquarters we sell:

  • Trust Membership - It's just £10 per year, or you can purchase online.
  • 50/50 tickets - These can also be purchased online here.
  • Golden Goal – Today’s Golden Goal sponsor is: Colliers pub.
  • Pin Badges – Also available online here.

Visit our online store to see what else we can offer.

We’d like to express our gratitude to Colliers pub for sponsoring today’s Golden Goal draw. If you enjoy your match day experience, tell your friends and bring them next time. If you don’t, tell us and we will do our best to make sure your next visit is what you would have expected the first time.  

Part of our role is to ensure the supporters are happy around Chorley Football Club and Victory Park.

Enjoy the game.

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