Lincoln City Women's Moorlands Ground

Lincoln City Women’s host Sutton Coldfield Town in FAWNL action this Sunday. The Imps will be hoping to turn their luck around after suffering three losses in a row.

Despite a strong performance against Sporting Khalsa last weekend, City couldn’t hold onto their lead, as goals from Stubbs and Denham were enough to complete the comeback.

However, City will be eager to earn themselves three points against an opposition who are closer to them in the league standings, after facing the title-chasing outfits over recent weeks.

Opposition: Sutton Coldfield Town

Sutton Coldfield go into Sunday’s game not having played a match since February 20, almost three weeks ago.

The Birmingham-based side drew 2-2 to bottom of the table Leafield Athletic. A 91st minute equaliser by Leafield’s McCann-Lloyd was enough to ensure that the points were shared between the two sides.

The away team will pose a threat going forward having scored 48 goals in all competitions, ranking as the fourth highest scoring club in the division. In particular, Lois Jefferies will be one to look out for as she remains in the fight of becoming the league’s top goal scorer.

Jefferies is currently on ten goals in 15 games, just two goals behind Boldmere’s Gabriella Maia in first place.

Lincoln City Women's manager Lee Mitchell
Lee Mitchell’s side are looking to rebound from three defeats. Credit: Graham Burrell

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Despite saying the tactics last weekend were right, Imps boss Lee Mitchell states that there will need to be a change against Sutton.

‘‘We need to change things up slightly to tweak it for Sutton Coldfield because what works against one team doesn’t work against another,’’ said Mitchell.

He also went on to stress the importance of the next four games, with all the fixtures being against mid-table opposition.

He said: ‘‘It’s tough (the next four games) it will be competitive; it won’t be easy but the two home games we’ve got to take advantage of and then two difficult away games but also games we would look to try and pick up three points.’’

Goalkeeper Lana Timson believes Sunday’s game will be different to the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

She said: ‘‘They were a new team that had come up so it was a bit unknown in the last game. They’ve got new players added in we have a few new players as well so it will be a different game to what it was before.”


Lincoln City travelled to newly-promoted Sutton Coldfield late last September and lost 3-1. A goal from Brittany Civil and a brace by Olivia Woolston ensured the home side received all three points in their previous meeting.