The University of Lincoln’s Men’s Football 2nds have rearranged their cup match against Oxford Brookes 2nds due to the poor facilities presented at the initial fixture.

Oxford Brookes Net
The field at Oxford Brookes wasn’t up to scratch


Lincoln had travelled to Oxford, hoping to replicate the cup run that took them to the final of the Midlands Conference Plate last year. However, they were presented with a torn up pitch and nets with holes in them. Lincoln played the game under protest and eventually lost 5-1, which temporarily knocked them out of the cup.

The referee examines the net, which clearly has several hole.
The referee examines the net, which clearly has several holes

Yet earlier this week it was agreed between Lincoln and Oxford Brookes that the game would be replayed on November 22, a week from now. It will still be a home game, but the venue is to be confirmed.

An official statement from the University of Lincoln Men’s Football Team said: “It has been agreed that the game will be replayed on Sunday November 22 in Oxford, with the venue to be confirmed.

“We are pleased that Oxford Brookes have given us this opportunity and thanks to the staff at Lincoln SU who have worked tirelessly to support us and get the replay arranged.”