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PREVIEW: Lincoln City (A)

6 March 2020

LINCOLN City’s LNER Stadium, more commonly known as Sincil Bank, is the destination for the Brewers this weekend. Find out more in our preview below.

HEAD 2 HEAD

This is the second meeting between ourselves and the Imps this season, the first being a 2-0 home defeat in December at the Pirelli Stadium.

Our most recent visit to Sincil Bank was in September 2010, where the Brewers draw 0-0 in League Two.

Our overall form against the Imps is good, with only one defeat in five meetings. Our first victory in the Football League came away at Sincil Bank on the 22 August 2009, with Ryan Austin and Russell Penn getting the goals in each half respectively.

BREWERS TEAM NEWS

The major doubts ahead of this weekend are Conor Shaughnessy and Richard Nartey, with both of the young loanees suffering with muscle problems.

Manager Nigel Clough has described Shaughnessy as being “50-50” ahead of Lincoln City, whilst Richard Nartey is yet to return from his parent club Chelsea where he has been receiving treatment.

LINCOLN CITY NEWS

Lincoln City announced on Monday the signing of defender Alan Sheehan, who joined on a free transfer following his release from Luton Town.

The Imps are currently in a bit of a rut, with only two draws and no wins in their last six games. Their most recent result was a 0-0 draw to Gillingham on Saturday 22 February, and this weekend they will be fresh from a two-week break, owing to missing last weekend’s match week due to the suspension of Bury.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Saturday’s referee will be Scott Oldham, assisted by Geoffrey Middle, Bhupinder Gill, and the fourth official will be Gareth Mellor.

Oldham has officiated the Brewers once this season, during our 4-3 away victory at Bolton Wanderers on New Years Day. He has also officiated Lincoln City once this season, during their 3-1 away loss to Doncaster Rovers in the group stages of the EFL Trophy in early September.

He has refereed 14 matches in League One this season, and in those has issued 33 yellow cards, one of which was converted to red, one straight dismissal and one penalty.

TICKET NEWS

Away supporters will be seated in the Stacey West Stand, which is the southern side of the stadium behind the goal.

Tickets have now gone off sale, but they will be available to purchase on the day. Supporters will be able to pay in cash only for entry to the ground, at Ticket Paypoint 2 from 1.30pm.

Prices are as follows:

Adult: £24

Concession (60+): £19

Supporters with disabilities: £19

Young adults (18-21): £19

Juniors (under 18): £10

Family tickets:

Adult + Junior: £28.50

Concession/Young Adult + Junior: £22

Family tickets can only be bought in the Club Shop and not online.

Supporters with disabilities should have a medium/high level of Disability Living Allowance and any rate of PIP to qualify for a concession rate. Complimentary helpers’ tickets are only issued upon proof of a high rate of DLA or enhanced rate of PIP. 

Away travel is available as normal for supporters who wish to utilise the club’s official coaches from the Pirelli Stadium. We are now on our second official supporters coach, and seats are still available if you wish to book your seat from the Pirelli Stadium.

Departure time: 11.30am 

Price per seat: £12.00

Expected return time: 7pm approx.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01283 565938 or visiting the Club Shop at the Pirelli Stadium during normal opening hours - or you can visit our online ticket store and buy your tickets here (except for family tickets).

Supporters are advised of the limited parking available at Sincil Bank, so are advised that more information on match-day parking can be found here.

iFollow BREWERS

This game is not available for streaming domestically but you can buy an audio only pass for £2.50 HERE.

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Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: LINCOLN CITY (A)

7 March 2020

TWO goals from midfielder Joe Powell ultimately failed to earn Albion as much as a point on a frustrating afternoon at Lincoln where the home side twice came from behind to equalise before snatching all three points in the second half

Powell showed his finishing abilities twice in the first half putting the Brewers ahead after just six minutes and again on the half hour mark only for Tom Hopper to score his first Lincoln goals to cancel both of the young midfielder's strikes out in an entertaining first half.

Albion had chances to be out of sight early in the second half but were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal as Joe Morrell fired home what proved to be the winner just after the hour mark and as if to prove that it wasnt to be Albion's day Lucas Akins saw a late penalty saved by Imps keeper Josh Vickers to cap a disappointing afternoon.

Albion's line-up for the trip to Sincil Bank showed three changes from the starting team against Peterborough. Ben Garratt came in for his first League start in place of the suspended Kieran O'Hara whilst the other two changes came in the defensive unit, skipper Jake Buxton returning after a spell on the sidelines with a rib injury along with Reece Hutchinson following his cameo from the bench against Posh. Kieran Wallace and Colin Daniel both dropped to the bench.

As the game kicked-off it became clear that Albion had reverted to the 3-5-2 formation that served them well at Southend in their last away game, Hutchinson operating as a wing back. Ryan Edwards made the most if licence to get forward to steal possession in the Lincoln box and drive a shot across the face of goal.

It was merely a warning shot across the bows of the hosts as Albion capped a lively start to the game with a goal inside six minutes. Oli Sarkic slid a neat pas through the lines for Jamie Murphy to sprint onto and although the space opened up for the Rangers loanee to take a shot from the edge of the box he intelligently slipped the ball through to POWELL for a calm finish beyond Vickers.

Four minutes later and the January signing from West Ham had his head in his hands after missing a good chance to double his tally for the afternoon. Murphy was again the instigator from the right hand side and the midfielder's shot was blocked inside the six yard box by a Lincoln defender.

Lincoln were struggling to get ny real forward momentium but they created their first real chance of the afternoon on seventeen minutes, good work from Jorge Grant on the right bustling his way into the box to set up a chance for Morrell from the edge of the box but with Buxton racing out to charge it down he ballooned his shot over the bar.

And the hosts were back on level terms on 21 minutes. A poor pass along the back line from Buxton towards John-Joe O'Toole put the Brewers defender under pressure and he had his pocket picked by Anthony Scully who had a free run into the box to slide it across the face of goal for HOPPER to tap home from close range.

Scully, a former West Ham team mate of Powell, quickly tried to add his name to the scoresheet with a rasping angled shot that had Garratt at full stretch to watch it fizz past his right hand upright.

But on the half hour POWELL and Albion had their second. A booming cross from the right delivered by Akins picked out Hutchinson unmarked on the left hand side of the box and his pass inside was diverted home by the young midfielder.

Neither defence was looking particularly comfortable and the Imps were level again on 38 minutes through HOPPER again. City somehow managed to dig out a cross on the right from on the bye line and Grant did even better to turn the ball back inside from the left for the City striker to finish well.

It had been a half of few chances but pretty every chance created had been converted as both sides headed for the second half.

Half time: Lincoln City 2-2 Burton Albion

Albion switched to as back four for the second half and the more recognisable 4-3-3 shape with Akins leading the line flanked by Murphy and Sarkic.

And it was Murphy who was closest to restoring Alibon's lead with a smart flick on Powell's 55th minute free kick forcing a smart save from Vickers at his near post and the Rangers loanee was at it again moments later when Akins picked him out in the centre and another goal bound effort was deflected wide of the target.

Lincoln responded with a patient build up and only the head of O'Toole denied Hopper his hat-trick, the Albion defender fgetting to Morell's cross before the striker could and as the Brewers broke out of defence quickly Murphy burst into the box to set up Akins for a shot that was blocked by Conor Coventry on the edge of the six yard box.

But Lincoln put themselves in the driving seat on 62 minutes when the home side took advantage of Murphy being temporarily out of the game on the Lincoln right for Neal Eardley to work a cross into the box that MORRELL finished with aplomb slamming a first time volley in from fifteen yards.

It was a double change that Nigel Clough turned to for the final twenty minutes as Colin Daniel and Scott Fraser entered the action in place of Hutchinson and Edwards.

Morrell almost made it three players on a hat-trick on 77 minutes prodding over the bar after excellent work from Hopper down the right to dig out a cross for the midfielder from closer range than he scored from previously.

Albion were handed, literally, a golden chance to equalise with ten minutes to play when Alan Sheehan handled a cross from Daniel inside his own six yard box but Vickers guessed right to deny Akins from the spot diving low to his right. As Albion maintained the pressure Sarkic swivelled on the ball inside the six yard box only to see his shot blocked on the line by what appeared to be a hand but clearly not seen by referee Scott Oldham.

The Brewers laid siege to the Imps goal in the closing stages but a durable home defence held out to deny the Brewers as much as a point.

 

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Ticket News

TICKETS FOR LINCOLN AWAY GAME NOW ON SALE

26 February 2020

TICKETS for our Sky Bet League One game away at Lincoln City are now on sale.

UPDATE: WE ARE NOW ON OUR SECOND OFFICIAL CLUB COACH. CALL 01283 565938 OR VISIT THE CLUB SHOP AT THE PIRELLI STADIUM TO BOOK YOUR SEAT!

The game takes place at Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday, March 7, kick-off 3pm.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 01283 565938 or visiting the Club Shop at the Pirelli Stadium during normal opening hours - or you can visit our online ticket store and buy your tickets here (except for family tickets).

Away supporters will be seated in the Stacey West Stand, which is the southern side of the stadium behind the goal. Ticket sales on the day will be decided at a later date, subject to availability, so we advise buying in advance.

Tickets go off-sale at noon, on Friday, March 6. 

Prices are as follows:

Adult: £24

Concession (60+): £19

Supporters with disabilities: £19

Young adults (18-21): £19

Juniors (under 18): £10

 

Family tickets:

Adult + Junior: £28.50

Concession/Young Adult + Junior: £22

Family tickets can only be bought in the Club Shop and not online.

Supporters with disabilities should have a medium/high level of Disability Living Allowance and any rate of PIP to qualify for a concession rate. Complimentary helpers’ tickets are only issued upon proof of a high rate of DLA or enhanced rate of PIP. 

Away travel is available as normal for supporters who wish to utilise the club’s official coaches from the Pirelli Stadium.

Departure time: 11.30am 

Price per seat: £12.00

Expected return time: 7pm approx.

 

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