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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Lincoln next up in the Emirates FA Cup

United at Sincil Bank once again on Saturay

29 November 2018

United's second visit to Sincil Bank of the season is for a second round meeting in the Emirates FA Cup competition.

The Imps have been one of League Two's form teams since day one and, having lost just three games in the division all season, are certainly not an outfit to be taken lightly.

Progression in the FA Cup this season was only confirmed when Bruno Andrade spared his team the need for a replay when he struck deep into time added on during their first round meeting with Northampton Town at Sincil Bank. 

The Cobblers had mounted a fightback, having fallen two goals behind with Lincoln in cruise mode for much of the game, but it was the home side who dug deepest to claim the last-gasp winner in what was an ill-tempered affair when Bruno Andrade pounced deep into injury time.

This week has seen them draw at home with Mansfield Town, when they allowed the Stags to equalise deep into time added on, and also draw away at Oldham making it just one win in six league games for the high-flying Imps.

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Manager’s thoughts ...

Tommy WrightSpeaking ahead of the weekend game, assistant manager Tommy Wright said: "I thought we played well when we went there a few weeks ago. We created some good chances against a side that's full of confidence.

"It's a game we're looking forward to because we know what they're about and we know we can cause them problems.  

“Winning the second round game provides a great opportunity for everybody, but Lincoln will be thinking the same. They’ve had some good runs in the last couple of years so I’m sure they’ll be going for it as well.

“It’ll be an open game and both sides will want to be in the draw for round three. We know a bit about them having played them recently. I thought we looked good on the counter against them and they have a set way of playing, which they’re very good at.

"They’ll be very organised, and everybody knows their job in the team, so it will be a difficult game for both sides."

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Did You Know?

+ Lincoln hold the record for dropping out of the Football League the most times, having been demoted or relegated on five occasions - in 1908, 1911, 1920, 1987 and 2011.

+ The Imps reached the Division Three play-offs in five successive seasons between 2002 and 2007, without earning any promotions - a record for the number of successive attempts without winning a final.

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+ Under the old two points for a win system, Lincoln racked up 74 points in the 1975/76 season, which is a record high.

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Head to Head

These sides have met on a total of 70 occasions over the years, with the Imps on top in terms of a return on victories. The most recent meetings have been difficult for the Blues, with only one win in the last six outings - a 1-0 home success in 2006.

  Carlisle wins Draws Lincoln wins
League 20 14 33
FA Cup 2 0 1
Total 22 14 34

The last time these teams went up against each other was just over a month ago when the Blues twice took the lead in what was a good performance for the visitors. Ashley Nadesan was in form, scoring with just six minutes on the clock, and he pounced again just before the half hour after Michael O'Connor had levelled things up. Bruno Andrade made sure the sides were all-square at the break, and that was how the game ended as the Blues missed some good chances to steal the victory.

Watch the highlights from that game here ...

Lincoln won both games last season, as they settled well having come back into the Football League ranks, with a 4-1 home victory in the corresponding fixture early in the piece last term. Alex Woodyard, Matt Rhead (2) and Billy Knott got the goals for the home side, with Reggie Lambe registering our reply. Tom Parkes was sent off to rub more salt into the wounds with just over half an hour left to play.

Watch the goals from that game here ...

The result went against Carlisle again in April when a second half goal from Matt Green was enough to take the points back to Sincil Bank. There were more woes for the Blues when Mike Jones received his marching orders in time added on.

Watch the highlights from that game here ...

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Man in the middle

Dean WhitestoneOur referee for this game is Mr Dean Whitestone. He has taken charge of 18 game so far this season showing 57 yellow cards and three reds.

He was match official for our game at Oldham in October when goals from Hallam Hope, Ashley Nadesan and Jack Sowerby took us into a comfortable looking three-goal lead. Ishmael Miller gave the Latics a lifeline with 20 minutes left to play, but the Cumbrians closed things down to take a deserved three points back home. Mike Jones was the only Carlisle name taken on the day.

Referee – Dean Whitestone
Assistant Referee 1 – Joe Simpson
Assistant Referee 2 – David Plowright
Fourth Official – Garreth Rhodes

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MATCH REPORT: Imps 2 - 0 United

Report from the second round of this season's Emirates FA Cup competition

1 December 2018

Carlisle were at Sincil Bank for a second time on Saturday afternoon as they faced Lincoln City in the second round of this season's Emirates FA Cup competition.

The Blues were without Jamie Devitt, who had pulled out of the midweek game at Notts County with a calf problem, but that brought Kelvin Etuhu back into the starting line up.

Richie Bennett was also recalled, with Ashley Nadesan denied permission to play by parent club Fleetwood Town, and that left Carlisle one short on the bench with Danny Grainger and Tom Parkes also still sidelined.

A welcome addition to the teamsheet was Jason Kennedy, a player who had last played for the Cumbrians in a 3-3 away draw at Wycombe just over a year ago, and who was rewarded by the manager for his hard work along what has been a tough recovery trail by being named in the match day 17 today.

There were just 30 seconds on the clock when the Imps took the lead as they attacked in numbers down the left flank. Green rolled the ball out for a cross and that was perfect from Andrade as it bent past Sowerby and dipped over Adam Collin. Striker Matt Rhead was unmarked at the back post and he had the simple task of tapping his volley into the empty net.

Lincoln kept coming and they thought they'd doubled their advantage when Eardley took charge of a 28-yard free kick. He had the wall and the keeper well beaten, but it curled late and whipped past the upright.

It was all about the home side and another good flick from Rhead brought a touch which released Green inside the box. He had just one thing in mind and he forced a good save out of Collin as he sent a stinger at the top corner.

Carlisle weathered the early storm and they were almost back on terms when Yates held play up on the left flank. He brought Etuhu into it, who then found Slater, and his inside pass took Sowerby on the overlap. The cut back eventually came back to Slater and he was disappointed to see his thunderbolt rebound off the base of the post before being hooked away to safety.

United had to defend a quickly taken free kick which found Green in space, as the game ebbed and flowed, and the corner from the block had Rhead interested as he pushed his man away to create a yard. The header was on target but Collin was there to grasp it. 

Bennett put a header wide following a run and cross from Jones midway through the half, but the game became scrappy as both sides suddenly struggled to make anything happen in the final third.

Carlisle almost caught Lincoln napping just past the half hour when Gillesphey ghosted into the box completely unmarked. Yates found him, but his cross hit a defender and spooned high to the back post. Sowerby sent it back at a good height but Gillesphey's header was denied by a fingertip save from Vickers.

Lincoln broke quickly from the corner and strong work from Green saw him steal possession inside the United area. Anderson called for it, as he arrived late, and a clean volley kept Collin rooted to the floor. The big stopper was relieved to see it edge past the post.

A cross across the face of goal from Sowerby in time added on for the half deserved better, and Yates had a shot blocked when he tried to get onto the loose pieces. That bounced clear to Jones and Vickers had to go full length to parry as the shot ripped through bodies and headed for the bottom corner.

Winger Jerry Yates failed to recover from a knock picked up in the first 45 minutes during the break and that brought youngster Liam McCarron into the fray.

Carlisle started the second half on the attack and a high delivery from Slater brought Vickers into no man's land. Stranded, he wiped his brow as Bennett missed the header which would have taken the ball towards an unguarded net.

A first time cross from McCarron followed, as he was found by Hope, but it was too close to Vickers and he gobbled it up. McCarron earned his side a corner as he came forward again, and that eventually came to Hope as the away side kept the ball alive. Vickers did well to save, as he saw it very late, and Frecklington stepped in to tidy things up.

The Imps attacked in numbers as they settled into a second half stride and Andrade caused problems as he pulled wide. His fierce cross was just an inch away from being headed home by Rhead.

Eardley then had a shot deflected wide as he supported the forwards, and Frecklington had two bites of the cherry as he volleyed from the initial delivery. It came right back at him, and his second effort was also stopped in its tracks.

Collin was in fine form for United once again when Frecklington was first to a bouncing ball just 10 yards out. It was a cruncher, but the keeper got two hands to it to beat it away.

Lincoln should have wrapped up their progression on 74 minutes when Frecklington was allowed to run clear as a corner delivery came in. At close range, and with plenty of time on his hands, he got his bearings wrong and sent a poor volley into the night sky.

Things started to grow tense, with just one goal between the teams, and a slip from Gerrard inside the opposition half allowed Akinde to break at pace. He won a corner, when his shot was blocked, but Anderson was wasteful as he hung out a leg to send it into the stands.

Bennett rifled a long range effort past the angle of post and bar as the clock ticked down, but it was Lincoln who made sure of their victory with five minutes left to play when Andrade bullied Sowerby off the ball before going on a devastating run.

His cross was superb, and substitute John Akinde bagged his seventh of the season to book a place for his team in Monday night’s money-spinning third round draw.

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Goals

Lincoln City - Rhead (1), Akinde (86)

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Teams

Lincoln City - Vickers, Shackell, Pett, Frecklington (O'Connor 78), Rhead (Akinde 63), Green (McCartan 63), Andrade, Toffolo, Bostwick, Eardley, Anderson. Subs - Slocombe, Gordon, Wharton, Mensah.

Carlisle United - Collin, Sowerby, Liddle, Gerrard, Gillesphey, Yates (McCarron 46), Jones, Etuhu, Slater (Campbell 72), Hope, Bennett. Subs - Gray, Kennedy, Glendon, Adewusi.

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Referee - Mr Dean Whitestone

Attendance - 6,438 (228 away fans)

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Ticket News

AWAY DAYS: Ticket information for the FA Cup tie against Lincoln

FA Cup second round ticket information

20 November 2018

Lincoln City v Carlisle United, Emirates FA Cup second round, Saturday 1 December, kick off 3pm.

Prices

Adult £15
Senior (60+) £10
Young adult (18-21) £10
Junior (U18) £5
Disabled £10

Tickets will either be for the Stacey West Stand or the Bridge McFarland Stand - stand allocation will depend on how many away tickets are sold. 

Click HERE to download Lincoln City's visiting supporters guide. 

Disabled info

Disabled supporters should have a medium/high level of Disability Living Allowance and any rate of PIP to qualify for a concession rate. Disabled carer tickets are only issued upon proof of a high rate of DLA or enhanced rate of PIP.

Wheelchair and ambulant disabled supporters will pay the relevant concession price with carer ticket free of charge.

Dates of sale

Tue 20 Nov 3pm – 5pm 
Wed 21 Nov 10am – 5pm
Thu 22 Nov 10am – 5pm
Fri 23 Nov 10am – 5pm
Sat 24 Nov 10am – 2.30pm 
Sat 24 Nov 4.45pm - 5.15pm
Sun 25 Nov Closed 
Mon 26 Nov 10am – 5pm
Tue 27 Nov 10am – 5pm
Wed 28 Nov 10am – 5pm
Thu 29 Nov 10am – 5pm

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Methods of purchase:

In person – come to the main ticket office in the Pioneer Stand at the designated time. Ticket sales on home match days will be from the West Stand ticket office. 
 
Phone – ring the ticket office on 0844 371 1921 at the designated times and pay with a credit / debit card. Calls to this line are charged at 7p per minute from a landline. Mobile charges may vary.
 
Internet – click HERE and follow the online instructions. 
 
Please note - to post tickets out to customers who have made their purchase over the telephone there is an additional charge of 75p.
 
The last day tickets will be posted is 5pm on Tuesday 27 November 2018.
 
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Bus Travel
 
For further information on travel, contact the following: 

Carlisle United Supporters' Group Away Travel: 07563 700 987. Click HERE for more information on booking and departure times. 

Route A66 West Cumbrian Travel: 07825 840 123

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