2007–08 Lincoln City F.C. season

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Lincoln City
Season 2007-08
Manager England Peter Jackson
Assistant manager Iffy Onuora
Chairman England Steff Wright
League Two 15th Last Six: LLWWWL
FA Cup Eliminated 1st Round
League Cup Eliminated 1st Round
League Trophy Eliminated 2nd Round

During the 2007–08 season Lincoln City F.C. played in Football League Two after finishing last season in fifth place in the Football League Two and losing another play-off semi-final the previous season. It marked Lincoln's 101st season in the Football League, becoming one of only 26 clubs to have completed 100 or more seasons since the league's formation in 1888. The club are the first club to have reached the milestone without playing top flight football. This season marked the club's 79th season in the lowest possible division in the Football League, and the 36th season in the fourth tier of English football. The club have now been competing in the fourth tier for nine successive seasons, with their last season in a higher division coming in 1998–99.

Contract expiry dates[edit]

Summer 2008

# Player Place of Birth Age Signed From Date Joined
01 England Alan Marriott Bedford 29 Tottenham Hotspur August 1999
03 England Gary Croft Burton on Trent 33 Grimsby Town July 2007
04 England Adie Moses Doncaster 32 Crewe Alexandra July 2006
08 England Jamie Forrester Bradford 33 Bristol Rovers March 2006
09 England Mark Stallard Derby 33 Shrewsbury Town July 2006
11 England Scott Kerr Leeds 26 Scarborough July 2005
13 England Ayden Duffy Kettering 21 Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy Professional Terms - July 2006
23 England Shane Clarke (footballer) Lincoln 20 Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy Professional Terms - July 2006

Summer 2009

# Player Place of Birth Age Signed From Date Joined
02 England Paul Green Birmingham 21 Aston Villa January 2007
05 Wales Lee Beevers Doncaster 24 Boston United February 2005
06 England Nat Brown Sheffield 26 Huddersfield Town July 2005
14 England Ryan Amoo Leicester 24 Barrow Town July 2006
15 England Ben Wright Munster 27 IK Start August 2007
17 France Dany N'Guessan Ivry-Sur-Seine 20 Rangers January 2007
20 Wales Owain Warlow Trefforest 19 Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy Professional Terms - July 2006
26 England Jamie Hand Uxbridge 23 Chester City August 2007

Summer 2010

# Player Place of Birth Age Signed From Date Joined
27 England Danny Hone Farnborough 18 Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy Professional Terms - December 2007
29 England Lenell John-Lewis London 18 Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy Professional Terms - December 2007

Summer 2011

# Player Place of Birth Age Signed From Date Joined
07 England Lee Frecklington Lincoln 22 Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy Professional Terms - May 2005

Squad[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Alan Marriott 38 0 34 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
2 England DF Paul Green 40 1 36 1 2 0 1 0 1 0
3 England DF Gary Croft 22 0 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
4 England DF Adie Moses 21 0 18 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
5 Wales DF Lee Beevers 38 1 37 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
6 England DF Nat Brown 28 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Frecklington 38 4 34 4 2 0 1 0 1 0
8 England FW Jamie Forrester 44 14 40 12 2 1 1 1 1 0
9 England FW Mark Stallard 26 4 24 2 0 0 1 0 1 2
10 England FW Steve Torpey [Contract Cancelled - 7 January 2008] 14 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 England MF Scott Kerr 40 1 36 1 2 0 1 0 1 0
13 England GK Ayden Duffy 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 England MF Ryan Amoo 16 1 13 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
15 England FW Ben Wright 38 15 34 15 2 0 1 0 1 0
16 England MF Ryan Semple [Contract Cancelled - 31 January 2008] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Cameroon MF Alex Morfaw [On Loan From Scunthorpe United F.C.] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 France MF Dany N'Guessan 40 7 36 7 2 0 1 0 1 0
18 England FW Ollie Ryan [Contract Cancelled - 20 March 2008] 15 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 England MF Louis Dodds [On Loan From Leicester City F.C.] 44 9 41 9 2 0 1 0 0 0
20 Wales MF Owain Warlow 21 0 17 0 2 0 1 0 1 0
21 England DF Phil Watt [Contract Cancelled - 25 February 2008] 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
21 England FW Gary King 6 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Republic of Ireland MF Michael Roddy [Contract Expired - 2 January 2008] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 England FW Adam Smith [Returned to Chesterfield F.C.] 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 England MF Shane Clarke 16 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 England DF Jack Cotton [Contract Cancelled - 14 February 2008] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Algeria DF Hamza Bencherif [Returned to Nottingham Forest F.C.] 13 1 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
25 England MF Martin Pembleton 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 England MF Jamie Hand [On Loan at Oxford United F.C.] 26 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
27 England DF Daniel Hone 25 1 23 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
28 England GK Ben Smith [Returned to Doncaster Rovers F.C.] 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 England FW Lenell John-Lewis 22 3 21 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
30 England DF Lee Ridley [On Loan From Cheltenham Town F.C.] 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

Ins[edit]

Summer 2007

# Player From Age Fee
03 England Gary Croft Grimsby Town 33 Free Transfer
10 England Steve Torpey Scunthorpe United 37 Free Transfer
15 England Ben Wright I.K. Start 27 Free Transfer
21 England Phil Watt Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy 19 First team Debut
22 Republic of Ireland Michael Roddy Bolton Wanderers 19 Free Transfer
23 England Shane Clarke Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy 21 First team Debut
26 England Jamie Hand Chester City - Undisclosed Fee
27 England Danny Hone Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract
29 England Lenell John-Lewis Lincoln City F.C. Youth Academy 18 Professional Contract

Loans

# Player From Age
16 Cameroon Alex Morfaw Scunthorpe United 20
19 England Louis Dodds Leicester City 21
22 England Adam Smith Chesterfield 22
25 Algeria Hamza Bencherif Nottingham Forest 19
28 England Ben Smith Doncaster Rovers 21
30 England Lee Ridley Cheltenham Town 26

Outs[edit]

Summer 2007

Player To Age Fee
Northern Ireland Jeff Hughes Crystal Palace 22 £350,000
Northern Ireland Paul Morgan Bury 29 Transfer Request
Scotland Martin Gritton Macclesfield Town 29 Free Transfer
Canada Simon Rayner Torquay United 24 Free Transfer
England Leon Mettam - 21 Free Transfer
England Andy Toyne - - Free Transfer
England Tom Wilkinson (footballer) - - Retired
England Paul Mayo Notts County 26 Free Transfer

January 2008

Player To Age Fee
Republic of Ireland Michael Roddy - 19 Contract Expired - 02/01/08
England Steve Torpey Farsley Celtic 37 Contract Cancelled - 07/01/08
England Ryan Semple - 22 Contract Cancelled - 31/01/08
England Ben Smith Doncaster Rovers 21 Recalled - 10/01/08
England Phil Watt - 20 Contract Cancelled - 25/02/08
England Jack Cotton - - Contract Cancelled - 14/02/08

Competitions[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 18 4 24 61 77 −16 58 9 3 11 33 38 −5 9 1 13 28 39 −11

Last updated: 3 May.
Source: BBC Sport

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A H A H A H A A H A H A H H A H A A H H A A H A H H H A A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H
Result L W W L L L L L D D L D L L L L W W L W L L L D W L W L W W W W W L W L W L L W L L W W W L

Last updated: 3 May.
Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Home Results

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Result L W L L D D L L W W L D L W L W W W L W L W L

Last updated: 3 May.
Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Away Results

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Result W L L L D L L L W L L L W W W W L L W L L W W

Last updated: 26 April.
Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
18 Jul Retford United
(NPL Division One (South))
A L 0 - 3 - -
20 Jul Grantham Town
(NPL Division One (South))
A W 4 - 2 - Forrester (2), N'Guessan, Ryan
22 Jul Genêts d'Anglet
(CFA Group D)
A W 2 - 1 approx. 300 Forrester, Frecklington
24 Jul Pau FC
(Championnat National)
A W 1 - 0 - Torpey
26 Jul Sleaford Town
(UCL Premier Division)
A W 2 - 1 - Watt, John-Lewis
28 Jul Boston United
(Conference North)
A W 1 - 0 - Brown
4 Aug Horncastle Town
(Lincolnshire Football League)
A W 2 - 1 - John-Lewis, King
5 Aug Watford
(Championship)
H L 1 - 2 1,239 Ryan

League Two[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Away Fans Home Fans Scorers
11 Aug Shrewsbury Town H L 0 - 4 3,893 375 3,518
18 Aug Mansfield Town A W 3 - 1 3,357 620 - Dodds, O.G, Stallard
25 Aug Accrington Stanley H W 2 - 0 3,189 105 3,084 N'Guessan, Dodds
1 Sep Dagenham & Redbridge A L 0 - 1 2,060 468 -
7 Sep Bradford City H L 1 - 2 5,286 1,064 4,222 Dodds
15 Sep Darlington A L 0 - 2 4,075 412 -
22 Sep Grimsby Town H L 1 - 2 4,428 1,124 3,304 Forrester
29 Sep Wrexham A L 0 - 1 3,614 179 -
2 Oct Bury A D 1 - 1 1,690 175 - Kerr
6 Oct Morecambe H D 1 - 1 3,281 187 3,094 Amoo
14 Oct Milton Keynes Dons A L 0 - 4 13,037 403 -
20 Oct Peterborough United H D 1 - 1 5,036 1,725 3,311 Wright
27 Oct Brentford A L 0 - 1 4,368 465 -
2 Nov Chester City H L 0 - 1 3,960 151 3,809
6 Nov Chesterfield H L 2 - 4 3,893 924 2,969 N'Guessan, Bencherif
17 Nov Wycombe Wanderers A L 0 - 1 4,297 288 -
24 Nov Notts County H W 2 - 1 4,543 1,060 3,483 Wright, Frecklington
4 Dec Stockport County A W 3 - 1 5,260 191 - Wright (2), John-Lewis
8 Dec Hereford United A L 1 - 3 2,528 209 - Frecklington
15 Dec Barnet H W 4 - 1 3,549 155 3,394 Wright (2), Forrester, Dodds
22 Dec Darlington H L 0 - 4 4,025 375 3,650
26 Dec Bradford City A L 1 - 2 15,510 740 - John-Lewis
29 Dec Grimsby Town A L 0 - 1 5,533 969 -
1 Jan Bury H D 1 - 1 3,327 114 3,213 Dodds
5 Jan Rochdale A W 2 - 0 2,721 263 - Forrester, Frecklington
12 Jan Rotherham United H L 1 - 3 5,016 1,482 3,534 Forrester
26 Jan Dagenham & Redbridge H W 2 - 0 3,779 191 3,588 Wright, N'Guessan
29 Jan Mansfield Town H L 1 - 2 4,280 734 3,546 Forrester
2 Feb Shrewsbury Town A W 2 - 1 4,892 268 - Dodds (2)
5 Feb Macclesfield Town A W 2 - 1 1,576 202 - N'Guessan, Forrester
9 Feb Rochdale H W 2 - 1 3,955 468 3,487 Forrester, Hone
12 Feb Accrington Stanley A W 3 - 0 1,281 209 - Stallard, Wright, Beevers
16 Feb Macclesfield Town H W 3 - 1 3,682 121 3,561 John-Lewis, Forrester, N'Guessan
23 Feb Rotherham United A L 2 - 3 4,321 907 - Dodds, Wright
1 Mar Wycombe Wanderers H W 1 - 0 4,002 333 3,669 Dodds
7 Mar Chesterfield A L 1 - 4 4,353 685 - Wright
11 Mar Notts County A W 1 - 0 3,858 870 - Forrester
15 Mar Stockport County H L 0 - 1 4,544 819 3,725
22 Mar Barnet A L 2 - 5 2,115 393 - Wright (2)
24 Mar Hereford United H W 2 - 1 3,614 381 3,233 N'Guessan (2)
29 Mar Peterborough United A L 0 - 4 8,035 1,007 -
4 Apr Milton Keynes Dons H L 1 - 2 3,896 528 3,368 Wright
12 Apr Chester City A W 2 - 1 2,089 205 - Forrester (2)
19 Apr Brentford H W 3 - 1 3,699 376 3,323 King, Forrester, Frecklington
26 Apr Morecambe A W 2 - 1 2,762 501 - Wright, Green
3 May Wrexham H L 2 - 4 4,958 597 4,361 O.G, Wright

2007/08 Away Total: 10,629 (23 games)
2007/08 Away Average: 462
2007/08 Home Average: 93,835 (23 games) | 4,080
2007/08 Home Average (Excluding Away Fans): 4,080 - (582) = 3,498


FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Away Fans Home Fans Scorers
10 Nov One Nottingham Forest H D 1 - 1 7,361 2,491 4,870 O.G
27 Nov One (Replay) Nottingham Forest A L 1 - 3 6,783 2,229 - Forrester

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Away Fans Home Fans Scorers
14 Aug One (North) Doncaster Rovers A L 1 - 4 5,084 792 - Forrester

League Trophy 2007-08[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Away Fans Home Fans Scorers
- One (North) Bye Received
9 Oct Two (North) Hartlepool United H L 2 - 5 936 93 843 Stallard (2)

Fred Green Memorial Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 Jul Final Lincoln United A W 2 - 1 - McCarthy, Ryan

Lincolnshire Senior Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 Aug Final Scunthorpe United H W 1 - 0 759 Forrester

Head To Head[edit]

Team Miles [One Way] Home Result Fans Brought Away Result Fans Took Points Gained
Mansfield Town 34.8 1 - 2 734 [Tuesday] 3 - 1 620 3
Notts County 36.0 2 - 1 1,060 1 - 0 870 [Tuesday] 6
Grimsby Town 39.3 1 - 2 1,124 0 - 1 969 0
Chesterfield 43.3 2 - 4 924 [Tuesday] 1 - 4 685 [Friday] 0
Rotherham United 44.9 1 - 3 1,482 2 - 3 907 0
Peterborough United 50.7 1 - 1 1,725 0 - 4 1,007 1
Bradford City 81.4 1 - 2 1,064 [Friday] 1 - 2 740 [Boxing Day] 0
Macclesfield Town 83.0 3 - 1 121 2 - 1 202 [Tuesday] 6
Stockport County 86.7 0 - 1 819 3 - 1 191 [Tuesday] 3
Rochdale 101.6 2 - 1 468 2 - 0 263 6
Milton Keynes 109.0 1 - 2 528 [Friday] 0 - 4 403 [Sunday] 0
Bury 109.6 1 - 1 114 [NYs Day] 1 - 1 175 [Tuesday] 2
Accrington Stanley 120.1 2 - 0 105 3 - 0 209 [Tuesday] 6
Shrewsbury Town 120.2 0 - 4 375 2 - 1 268 3
Darlington 122.2 0 - 4 375 0 - 2 412 0
Chester City 125.2 0 - 1 151 [Friday] 2 - 1 205 3
Barnet 128.0 4 - 1 155 2 - 5 393 3
Wrexham 135.6 2 - 4 597 0 - 1 179 0
Brentford 142.0 3 - 1 376 0 - 1 465 3
Hereford United 142.8 2 - 1 381 [BH Monday] 1 - 3 209 3
Dagenham & Redbridge 147.3 2 - 0 191 0 - 1 468 3
Wycombe Wanderers 148.3 1 - 0 333 0 - 1 288 3
Morecambe 158.9 1 - 1 187 2 - 1 501 4

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Biggest win[edit]

Home
League Two: 4 - 1 vs Barnet Sat 15 Dec
FA Cup: Not Applicable
League Cup: Not Applicable
League Trophy: Not Applicable

Away
League Two: 3 - 0 vs Accrington Stanley Tues 12 Feb
FA Cup: Not Applicable
League Cup: Not Applicable
League Trophy: Not Applicable

Heaviest defeat[edit]

Home
League Two: 0 - 4 vs Shrewsbury Town Sat 11 Aug | 0 - 4 vs Darlington Sat 22 Dec
FA Cup:Not Applicable
League Cup:Not Applicable
League Trophy: 2 - 5 vs Hartlepool United Tues 9 Oct

Away
League Two: 0 - 4 vs Milton Keynes Dons Sun 14 Oct | 0 - 4 vs Peterborough United Sat 29 Mar
FA Cup: 1 - 3 vs Nottingham Forest Tues 27 Nov
League Cup: 1 - 4 vs Doncaster Rovers Tues 14 Aug
League Trophy:Not Applicable

Highest attendance[edit]

Home
League Two: 5,286 vs Bradford City Fri 7th Sept
FA Cup: 7,361 vs Nottingham Forest Sat 10 Nov
League Cup: Not Applicable
League Trophy: 936 vs Hartlepool United Tues 9 Oct

Away
League Two: 15,510 vs Bradford City Wed 26 Dec
FA Cup: 6,783 vs Nottingham Forest Tues 27 Nov
League Cup: 5,084 vs Doncaster Rovers
League Trophy: Not Applicable

Lowest attendance[edit]

Home
League Two: 3,189 vs Accrington Stanley Sat 25 Aug
FA Cup: 7,361 vs Nottingham Forest Sat 10 Nov
League Cup: Not Applicable
League Trophy: 936 vs Hartlepool United Tues 9 Oct

Away
League Two: 1,281 vs Accrington Stanley Tues 12 Feb
FA Cup: 6,783 vs Nottingham Forest Tues 27 Nov
League Cup: 5,084 vs Doncaster Rovers
League Trophy: Not Applicable

Individual[edit]

Goal scorers[edit]

Pos Player League Cup Total Goal
ST Ben Wright 15 0 15
ST Jamie Forrester 12 2 14
ST Louis Dodds 9 0 9
MF Dany N'Guessan 7 0 7
ST Mark Stallard 2 2 4
MF Lee Frecklington 4 0 4
ST Lenell John-Lewis 3 0 3
- Own Goal 1 1 2
MF Scott Kerr 1 0 1
DF Ryan Amoo 1 0 1
DF Hamza Bencherif 1 0 1
DF Daniel Hone 1 0 1
DF Lee Beevers 1 0 1
ST Gary King 1 0 1
DF Paul Green 1 0 1

Discipline[edit]

Pos Player Booked Red card Points
MF Scott Kerr 9 2 39
MF Jamie Hand 6 0 18
DF Gary Croft 2 2 18
DF Paul Green 6 0 18
ST Louis Dodds 5 0 15
ST Mark Stallard 3 1 15
MF Dany N'Guessan 3 1 15
DF Danny Hone 4 0 12
DF Hamza Bencherif 3 0 9
MF Shane Clarke 1 1 9
MF Lee Frecklington 2 0 6
DF Nat Brown 2 0 6
ST Oliver Ryan 0 1 6
DF Lee Beevers 2 0 6
DF Ryan Amoo 1 0 3
ST Jamie Forrester 1 0 3
MF Lenell John-Lewis 1 0 3
GK Alan Marriott 1 0 3
MF Martin Pembleton 1 0 3
DF Adie Moses 1 0 3

3 Points for a yellow card
6 Points for a red card

See also[edit]