King's Lynn Town chairman overwhelmed by success

Coalville Town v King's Lynn Town, FA Vase semi-final first leg

Venue:
Owen Street
Date:
Saturday, 26 March
Kick-off:
1500 GMT
Coverage:
Full match commentary on BBC Radio Norfolk 95.1FM, 104.4FM, DAB and online
King's Lynn Stars promoter Buster Chapman
Chapman is also owner of the King's Lynn speedway team

King's Lynn Town chairman Keith Chapman says he has been "pinching" himself over his club's success.

Since reforming the club in the summer Chapman's side have competed at the top of the United Counties League and earned a Norfolk Senior Cup final tie.

And on Saturday they head into the first leg of their FA Vase semi-final with Coalville Town.

"I look at it and I have to pinch myself sometimes, I can't believe it," Chapman told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"Obviously I made the right choice with the backroom staff, everything's fallen into place and worked very, very well."

King's Lynn were wound up in December 2009 after failing to pay off tax debts.

And Chapman, along with joint-managers Kevin Boon and Gary Setchell, have been supported by bumper crowds at the reformed club, with a strong contingency expected to make the trip to Coalville on Saturday.

"The fans have played probably the biggest part," explained Chapman.

"The players and managers have done their job but they need to know their supporters are there with them.

"I've been to quite a few away matches and it's outstanding to see how many of the regular supporters turn up."

But Chapman is remaining grounded despite his side being just two games away from a Wembley final.

"It's so easy to get carried away. You can start thinking 'what do we need to strengthen up?'," he added.

"But the team have gone so far and they do work well together, I think all the players do deserve to get there if we get to Wembley."

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