Lincoln United F.C.

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Lincoln United
Lincoln United F.C. logo.png
Full name Lincoln United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Amateurs, Whites
Founded 1938 (as Lincoln Amateurs)
Ground Ashby Avenue, Lincoln
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Malcolm Cowling
Manager Dave Frecklington
League Northern Premier League
Division One South
2012–13 Northern Premier League
Division One South, 20th
Home colours
Away colours

Lincoln United F.C. is an English football team which plays in the Northern Premier League. The club is based in Lincoln. 'The Whites', as they are commonly known, play at the Ashby Avenue ground, which backs on to Hartsholme Country Park.

History[edit]

Lincoln United Football Club began life as Lincoln Amateurs in 1938 and were admitted to the Lincoln League. In 1951, they signed a professional player from Nottingham Forest, which meant that they could no longer qualify as amateurs. After a brainstorming session between the players following an away match in Sleaford, they came up with the name Lincoln United. They became champions of the Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division in the 1994-95 season, gaining promotion to the Northern Premier League First Division.

Following a disappointing season that saw the departure of manager John Ramshaw and the failed appointment of Mark Shaw, the Whites were relegated to the Northern Premier League Division One South. Former keeper and erstwhile reserve team boss, Seamus Lawless, was subsequently handed the task of restoring credibility and led his charges into the 2008–09 season.

They reached the first round proper of the FA Cup in seasons 1991–92 and 1997–98.

Stadium[edit]

The club plays at The NTR Stadium at Ashby Avenue, which has a capacity of around 2,000. One stand holds approximately 250 seating and standing elsewhere in the ground.

There is a clubshop inside the ground selling everything from replica shirts to badges and most things inbetween.

The canteen serves hot and cold food each game and is next to our Hospitailty Suite which can be booked on matchdays.

Current squad[edit]

As of 28 December 2013.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Craig Turner
England GK Robert Peet
England DF Tom Batchelor
England DF Ben Brown
England DF Paul Mayo
England DF Ian Wilkins
England DF Stuart Reddington
England DF Sean Wright
England MF Danny Brooks
England MF Callum Dye
England MF Brendan McDaid
England MF Andy Toyne
England MF Chris Funnell
England MF Nathan Modest
England MF Jack Lemon
England FW Josh Bowden
England FW Sean Cann
England FW Sam Wilkinson
England FW Bruno Holden

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

  • Northern Counties East Football League
    • Premier Division champions 1994–95
    • Division One champions 1992–93
    • Division One (South) champions 1982–83
    • Division Two champions 1985–86
    • Presidents Cup winners 1993–94
  • Central Midlands Football League
    • Supreme Division champions 1991–92
  • Yorkshire Football League
    • Division One champions 1970–71, 1973–74
    • Division Two champions 1967–68
  • Lincolnshire Senior A Cup
    • Winners 1972–73, 1985–86, 1995–96
  • Lincolnshire Senior B Cup
    • Winners 1963–64, 1970–71
  • Lincolnshire Intermediate Cup
    • Winners 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1980–81

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First Team". Lincoln United F.C. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°12′38.72″N 0°35′07.22″W / 53.2107556°N 0.5853389°W / 53.2107556; -0.5853389