Lincoln City Women's Moorlands Ground

Lincoln City make the two-hour drive down to Northampton on Sunday off the back of a crucial 2-1 win against Sheffield FC during the week.

The Imps have had a tough run of results in recent weeks, having not won a game in their last five matches. However, their performances had been impressive.

On Thursday night, an in-form Maddi Green got City up and running early on in the first-half, followed by a goal from Millie Quaintance near half-time.

Lee Mitchell’s side now sit ten points above the relegation zone and just three points behind Solihull Moors, who are currently seventh in the division.

Opposition: Northampton Town

Northampton have enjoyed a fantastic period of form in recent weeks, having won four of their last five games in all competitions. The East Midlands club go into Sunday’s game off the back of a huge away win at Boldmere, the score ending 4-1 to the Cobblers.

Goals from Mia Richards, Laila Channell and a second by Kimberley Farrow extended their 1-0 lead going into the second-half.

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Imps boss Mitchell was pleased with his side being able to get back to winning ways after the 2-1 win versus Sheffield.

He said: ‘‘The players did what they’ve been doing for weeks now, but they got what they deserved tonight and that’s the three points.’’

‘‘The character, the determination and the fight to win, the teams just relentless really with that and they’ve got it in buckets. The girls realised how big of a game it was and they left everything on the pitch which was fantastic,’’ Mitchell added.

Lincoln winger and scorer of the first goal, Maddi Green, said: ‘‘Everyone has been training hard and everyone has been putting a massive graft in it’s just getting the final points at the end.”

He added: “We’ve been drawing a lot of games, some of the games have been going our way and we’ve lost it at the last minute, so I feel like today was a good performance from the girls and we’ll carry it on on Sunday.’’

Green will be unable to play on Sunday, as her red card from last weekends game against Sutton Codfield Town has left her with a suspension.


The two sides have one two games each in their last four meetings, with the most recent being an impressive 4-0 Imps win in the league earlier this term.