Lincoln City travel Women to travel second-placed Boldmere St Michaels on Sunday, February 11, in the FAWNL Division One Midlands League.
The Imps are coming in off the back of an impressive away performance against league-leaders Loughborough Lightning. City trailed 2-1 at half-time before making a comeback to make it 3-2, however a last-minute equalizer by Lauren Purchase ensured the points were shared between the two sides.
Lee Mitchell’s side have yet to taste defeat in 2024, going on a four game unbeaten run.
Opposition: Boldmere St. Michaels
Boldmere are looking to achieve their fifth league win in a row, after a run of good results, including 2-1 wins against Loughborough and third-placed Peterborough United.
They remain level on points with league-leaders Loughborough Lightning thanks to a last-minute winner from Anna Wilcox.
In those five league games they have conceded just two goals whilst scoring a high ten.
Imps manager Lee Mitchell reported a clean bill of health post-Loughborough and said he feels confident after last weeks display going into Sunday’s clash at Boldmere.
‘‘We more than matched them, I listened to their interview and they were disappointed with that result but we had a game plan and the players executed it perfectly,’’ said Mitchell.
He added: ‘‘There’s a few things we want to tweak off the back of that and a few things we want to change, not a lot. We’re excited to see how that pans out against Boldmere.’’
Lincoln forward Maddi Green, who played a big role in two of the goals against Loughborough feels that her side fear no one in the league.
She said: ‘‘Anyone is capable of taking any of the points it’s just whoever turns up, is eager enough and who’s ready to take those 3 points.’’
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The two sides have already played each other twice this season, the first game ending in a 3-0 defeat for the Imps, knocking them out of the FAWNL Cup. The second match was in a league meeting at the Elite Performance Centre, where City suffered a late defeat at home in a five-goal thriller, the score ending 3-2 to Boldmere.