City handed home tie against minnows in FA Cup

Lincoln City have been handed a kind fixture in the FA Cup First Round after being drawn at home to either Workington or Nuneaton Town.

The two sides drew 1-1 in Cumbria in the Fourth Qualifying Round on Saturday, meaning they must take part in a replay in Nuneaton on Tuesday, October 26th.


City will begin their road to Wembley against a non-league team at Sincil Bank. Photo: flawka via Flickr

Blue Square North team Workington flew out of the blocks at the start of this season, and were without defeat in their first seven games. Their form has tailed off slightly since that unforgiving start but they still sit comfortably in the playoff positions.

Nuneaton Town, the offshoot of the now liquidated Nuneaton Borough, also play in the Blue Square North, two tiers below League Two Lincoln City. They were promoted to the league last season and sit just below The Reds in the table.

City have never locked horns with Nuneaton but they do have some history of meetings with Workington. The two teams haven’t met for almost 35 years but the Imps have a decent record against the Cumbrian side after losing just two of their 24 meetings.

Lincoln will be hoping to repeat their performance in the FA Cup last year when Chris Sutton guided the team to the Third Round of the world-famous competition. That earned City an away tie at Bolton Wanderers—a money spinner for the club.

The match will take place on the weekend of November 6th.

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