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Harry Twite handed debut for King’s Lynn in FA Cup

Clean sheet: Bermuda central defender Harry Twite enjoyed an encouraging debut for King’s Lynn Town in a goalless draw against Aveley in the Emirates FA Cup (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Harry Twite enjoyed an encouraging debut for King’s Lynn Town after helping his side to earn a clean sheet in a goalless draw with Aveley in the Emirates FA Cup second round qualifying on Saturday.

The 18-year-old central defender was handed his first start since joining the Vanarama National League North outfit at the end of last month, but his side were out of luck last night when losing 4-0 in the replay with their National League South counterparts.

There was success for Keziah Martin’s Boston United as they eased through to the next round with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Leamington.

Boston capitalised after Leamington were reduced to ten men when Jack Lane was dismissed in the eleventh minute, racing into a two-goal advantage inside 20 minutes courtesy of goals from Martin Woods and Kelsey Mooney, with an own goal from Jake Edwards and a late Jimmy Knowles strike wrapping up the comfortable win.

There was no such joy for Bermuda goalkeeper Dale Eve, as his Alvechurch side were knocked out in a 5-2 defeat against Halesowen Town.

Elsewhere, Nahki Wells played 79 minutes as Bristol City were held to a goalless draw at home by West Bromwich Albion in the Sky Bet Championship.

City were the better team in the first half with Mark Sykes hitting a post and Sam Bell the side-netting.

West Brom, who came into the game without a win on the road in five matches, were much improved after the interval and went close through Jed Wallace and John Swift before a late penalty appeal was waved away when Josh Maja went down in the box.

However, it was Wells who had the best chance to snatch all three points late on but Harry Cornick missed a fine chance to claim all three points.

The result leaves City tenth in the division with nine points from six matches ahead of hosting fourteenth-placed Plymouth Argyle today.

“It was an archetypal Championship game. We played really well in the first half and created some great situations,” City assistant manager Curtis Fleming told the club’s website.

“What we lacked perhaps was quality in our decision-making and that clinical edge you need. When you are on top you really have to punish teams in the Championship and we didn't do that.”

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Published September 18, 2023 at 5:05 pm (Updated September 19, 2023 at 8:12 am)

Harry Twite handed debut for King’s Lynn in FA Cup

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