Lincoln City become first Non-League side to reach FA Cup quarter finals in 103 years


Blackleaf
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Lincoln City became the first Non-League side in 103 years to reach the FA Cup quarter finals with a dramatic last-minute win over Premier League side Burnley at Turf Moor.

A breathless final few minutes saw the momentum swing both ways before Sean Raggett rose above the Burnley defence to head past goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

The visitors were then forced to defend through five minutes of stoppage time, with Andre Gray's shot saved by Paul Farman, before back-to-back corners were smashed away by the Lincoln City defence.

The victory means Lincoln City are the first Non-League side to reach the FA Cup quarter finals since Queens Park Rangers in 1914.

There are 81 places separating Burnley and Lincoln City, with Burnley 12th out of 20 teams in the top-flight Premier League and Lincoln City top of the 24-team National League, a division which is four divisions below the Premier League.

Lincoln City in FA Cup miracle

BBC News
18 February 2017


FA Cup

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Burnley 0-1 Lincoln City
....................................Raggett 89



Lincoln City's Sean Raggett heads the winning goal in the last minute of normal time against Premier League side Burnley to send the Imps into the quarter finals of the FA Cup

Lincoln City became the first Non-League side in 103 years to reach the FA Cup quarter finals with a dramatic last-minute win over Premier League side Burnley at Turf Moor.

A breathless final few minutes saw the momentum swing both ways before Sean Raggett rose above the Burnley defence to head past goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

The visitors were then forced to defend through five minutes of stoppage time, with Andre Gray's shot saved by Paul Farman, before back-to-back corners were smashed away by the Lincoln defence.

There were jubilant scenes at the final whistle as Lincoln's 3,210 travelling support celebrated their club reaching the quarter finals for the first time in their 133-year history.

The Imps will find out their quarter final opponents in Sunday's draw (BBC News Channel, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website at 18:30 GMT).


Non-League Lincoln City have now beaten Burnley, Brighton and Hove Albion, Ipswich Town and Oldham Athletic in the Cup



Lincoln City are also favourites to win promotion to League Two from the National League


Lincoln City are the first Non-League side to reach the quarter finals since QPR in 1913-14

Lincoln City end Non-League's century-long wait

Lincoln City, along with fellow National League team Sutton United (who play mighty Arsenal today), had ensured this was the first time since 1888 that two Non-League sides had reached the Fifth Round.

The Imps are top of their league but 81 places behind Burnley in the English football pyramid, and it was their determination to make another piece of history that saw them become the first Non-League team since QPR in 1914 to reach the quarter finals.

Danny Cowley's side have won 15 of their past 18 matches in all competitions and have now beaten Oldham Athletic, Ipswich Town and Brighton and Hove Albion in this season's cup run.

This latest victory - assured and composed - means they are the first Non-League side since Telford in 1985, and only the third ever, to knock out four League clubs in a single season.

As they celebrate their historic win, there will also be the realisation that they are just one win from a semi-final at Wembley.


Lincoln City's fans celebrate a famous win and can now look forward to Sunday's quarter final draw

How big an achievement is this?


Lincoln City are the first non-league team in 103 years to reach the FA Cup quarter finals

Lincoln City are the National League leaders but there are 81 places between them and Burnley in the English football pyramid.

This is the first time that two Non-League teams have reached the FA Cup fifth round since 1888.

Their determination and ability to frustrate Burnley ensured that Sean Raggett's 89th-minute header saw the side become the first non-league team since Queens Park Rangers in 1914 to make the quarter finals.

The historic victory, celebrated jubilantly by the players and travelling fans, means the Imps are the first Non-League side since Telford in 1985, and only the third ever, to knock out four league clubs in a single season.

"It is a game that will go down in history. Every Lincoln player is a hero," former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin told BBC Radio 5 live.

"Lincoln are deservedly through, not just for effort but the skill and bravery. They knew they were good enough and didn't give up."

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Last edited by Blackleaf; Feb 19th, 2017 at 06:12 AM..
 
Ludlow
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Lincoln City Oregon is a beautiful little town on the Oregon coast. They don't play soccer though it's the three basics, football, basketball and baseball.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

Lincoln City Oregon is a beautiful little town on the Oregon coast. They don't play soccer though it's the three basics, football, basketball and baseball.

Although, unlike Lincoln in Lincolnshire, I daresay it doesn't have a medieval cathedral which was the world's tallest building between 1311 and 1549, when its central spire collapsed in a storm.



Lincoln Cathedral can be seen from Lincoln City's Sincil Bank stadium:

 
Ludlow
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No Lincoln City, Oregon has the natural beauty of the pacific coastline.
 
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