Lincoln United vs Deal Town

Lincoln United reached the Isuzu FA Vase for the first-time in the club’s history, knocking out Deal Town in a tense penalty shootout.

In front of nearly 900 fans, United extended their Vase run with a fourth penalty shootout of the tournament so far.

Manager Chris Funnell:

Speaking to LincSport editor Jamie Johnson, the United boss Chris Funnell [photographed by Ed Mayes] reviewed a famous win for The Whites, the “massive” support his team received and yet another penalty shootout victory.

Club Legend Kallum Smith:

Smith has played over 500 games for The Whites, passing that milestone earlier this season. The full-back is an Ashby Avenue mainstay, first appearing for the club 17 years ago.

Smith, speaking after the dramatic win to LincSport reporter Finley Smithson, talked about the “unbelievable” feeling after “one of the best games” he’s ever played in.

Captain Callum Foster:

Club captain Callum Foster missed the quarter-final through injury, being forced to watch on from the sidelines. Speaking to Jamie Johnson, he spoke about how nervous he was during the penalty shootout and his hope for a return in time for the semi-finals.

Lincoln now await the draw for the semi-finals, which will be played across two legs on Saturday, March 30 and Saturday, April 6.

Feature Image Credit: Andrew Scott Photography – Twitter/X account