Return of the cup: UoL hope to retain their Cathedral Cup crown

Battle lines are set to be drawn again as the second ever Cathedral Cup football match between the University of Lincoln (UoL) and Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) will take place this October.

University of Lincoln vs Bishop Grosseteste University

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The first fixture between the two sides in February produced an emphatic 6-1 victory for UoL at the home of Lincoln City FC, Sincil Bank in front of a crowd of 1,300.

But Callum Ward, president of BGU men’s football society says this year’s fixture won’t be quite so one sided: “I still struggle to come to terms with the final scoreline considering we were one nil up for the first 60 minutes.

University of Lincoln Captain Josh Vamplew celebrating with the Cathedral Cup. Photo: Adam Allcroft

University of Lincoln Captain Josh Vamplew lifted the inaugural Cathedral Cup in February. Photo: Adam Allcroft

“What we do have in our favour is a lot of this year’s players played last year and have experienced it once so, with a few additions, we’re extremely confident we can go one better this year!”

Alex Earle, UoL Men’s Football President told The Linc: “It’s so important for the university to put events on, not only for its own success at integrating students, but to open up to the public.

“It was fantastic last year and can only get better in the years to come”.

A significant addition to the competition this time around will see the two universities competing against each other in a number of other sports – including badminton, futsal and netball – which will all take place earlier that day.

The two teams will play each other on Wednesday 5th October at 7.45pm at Sincil Bank stadium.

Tickets go on sale from Monday September 19 at both universities’ students’ unions for £4 while it’s free entry for Lincoln City season ticket holders, military personnel and under 16s with an accompanying adults.