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Big Match Preview: Lincoln City v Stevenage

14 February 2019

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Get set for Saturday's visit to the league

  • Tickets…

Tickets are priced the same both in-advance or from Sincil Bank on the day of the game at the following cost:

  • Adult: £22
  • Concession (60+/Disabled): £17
  • Young Adult (18-21): £17
  • Under 18s: £9

Family Packages (Available in Club Shop only)

  • 1 Adult & 1 U18: £26
  • 1 Concession & 1 U18: £21

Please note that advance sales will end at 12pm on Friday 15th February 2019.

  • Travel...

Need a lift to the game? The Supporters Association Coach leaves the Lamex Stadium at 11:15am and costs £20 for non-members and £25 for SA members. 

To book a seat, please call John Carroll on 01438 814285 after 6pm or visit www.sfcsa.co.uk/home/travel.

  • Onto the game...

Following defeat at Tranmere last Saturday and the subsequent midweek League Two fixtures, Stevenage travel to Lincoln four points shy of the play-offs. The season has largely been defined by a win-loss-win-loss pattern with 14 wins and 13 defeats picked up so far, with just 5 defeats.

In fact, it has been 11 games since Boro last shared the spoils, away at Northampton on Saturday 15th December when Ben Kennedy's late strike salvaged a point. Since then, Stevenage have won five and lost  five.

Victory on Saturday would be no mean feat. Lincoln have lost at home just once this season, backed by an average attendance of nearly 9,000 supporters.

They have however slowed down the pace in recent weeks, having drawn four of their last six games. They are still unbeaten in their last eight league games though - a 2-1 defeat at Crewe on Boxing Day – a record more than strong enough to consolidate their place at the top of the table.

  • Team News...

Elijah Adebayo (3 games) and Ben Nugent (2 games) are both suspended for the game after their dismissals at Tranmere last time out. Danny Newton remains injured and out of contention whilst the rest of the squad should be in a good place physically to travel to Sincil Bank.

  • Officials... 

Referee – Jeremy Simpson

Assistant Referee 1 – Michael George

Assistant Referee 2 – Shaun Hudson

Fourth Official – Carl Boyeson

  • Boot in both camps…

Lincoln City have four former Stevenage players currently in their ranks, whilst there is only one former Imp as part of Maamria’s squad.

Jamie McCombe, Bruno Andrade, Tom Pett and Michael Bostwick have all found their way up the A1, across the Wolds and into Lincolnshire following spells with Stevenage. McCombe and Andrade’s time at Broadhall Way was only short-lived, whilst Pett (149 apps) and Bostwick (206 apps) became household names at the Lamex Stadium.

Whilst McCombe is now part of Danny Cowley’s Coaching Staff, Andrade, Pett and Bostwick have all been regular starters and contributors for the Red Imps this season.

Stevenage stopper Paul Farman is much-loved at Lincoln after seven seasons and 228 appearances for the club, before joining Boro last summer.

After an injury halted Farman’s progress at the start of the season – which also saw him on the bench for Lincoln’s visit in December – he has now settled nicely into the team and is the club’s undisputed #1.

  • Previous Meetings...

Played: 6 | Won: 2 | Drawn: 0 | Lost: 3

Last Game: Stevenage 0-1 Lincoln City | Saturday 8th December 2018

It has been three straight defeats against the Imps for Stevenage since their promotion back into the EFL in 2017. Prior to that, Boro had won twice in a row during their League Two promotion campaign and the first ever meeting between the two sides came back in 1998, a 4-1 defeat at Sincil Bank in the FA Cup Second Round.

  • Online coverage...

Live match commentary will be available for UK iFollow subscribers so make sure you sign up to listen to every game. If you are based outside of the UK & Ireland, you can stream the game LIVE! 

Make sure you are following our Twitter account throughout the day as we bring you the very latest from Sincil Bank.

iFollow subscribers will also be able to access full match highlights along with all the post-match reaction on Sunday.

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