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Tough task for K&P

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:03 05 July 2010

Kirkley & Pakefield take their first steps along the road to Wembley with their FA Cup Extra Premliminary round clash tomorrow.

But their tie could not have been much harder as they travel to Trafford Park to take on Wroxham.

Kirkley & Pakefield take their first steps along the road to Wembley with their FA Cup Extra Premliminary round clash tomorrow.

But their tie could not have been much harder as they travel to Trafford Park to take on Wroxham.

Damian Hilton's Yachtsmen finished third in the Ridgeons' League Premier Division last season, and although their lost to K&P's neighbours Lowestoft Town by 3-2 at Crown Meadow in the league during the week, they will pose a stern test for Nick Shorten's side.

K&P will be looking to kickstart their own season after two away defeats in the league and the Walmer Road outfit will be hoping it is third time lucky away from home in a difficult start to the season when they make the trip to North Norfolk.

“We have a huge game tomorrow with an early break from league action as we go to Wroxham in the FA Cup,” Shorten said.

“They do not come much tougher and we know we will need to be at our absolute best to get the right result.”

The game will also see an early return to Trafford Park for K&P summer signings Justin Fox and Lee Gilman.

The duo have experienced differing starts to their K&P careers with striker Gilman scoring his first goal for the club at CRC, but midfielder Fox missed a penalty, hitting the post in the derby game against Leiston during the week.

If tomorrow's clash is a draw, the teams will meet again next Wednesday at Walmer Road, with extra time and penalties used to separate the teams if they are level again after 90 minutes.


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