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 2,200
Chairman Malcolm Cowling
Manager Dave Frecklington
League Northern Premier League
Division One South
2013–14 Northern Premier League
Division One South, 17th
Website Club home page

Lincoln United F.C. is an English football team which plays in the Northern Premier League
Division One South 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 joined the Yorkshire Football League in 1967, and won the Second Division title in their opening campaign. They won the Yorkshire League on two occasions; 1970–71 and 1973-74.[1] They joined the Northern Counties East Football League (NCEL) when it formed in 1982, winning Division One South before leaving for the Central Midlands Football League (CMFL) in 1986.

Their spell in the CMFL lasted six seasons, the last of which saw United win the Supreme Division title and promotion back to the NCEL. They won the NCEL Division 1 title at the first time of asking in 1993, and just two years later they became champions of the NCEL Premier Division, gaining promotion to the Northern Premier League (NPL).

They remained in NPL Division One until winning promotion to the Premier Division in 2004. They spent four seasons at this level, with their 14th place finish of 2005 their highest league finish in the clubs history.

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 in 2008, where they still (2014/15) remain.

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

Stadium[edit]

Lincoln United play at Ashby Avenue currently styled as The Sunbed villas Stadium through a sponsorship deal.

The record attendance is 2000 In the FA Cup against Huddersfield Town F.C in 1991

The ground is also home to Lincoln City Under 18s

Current Squad[edit]

As of 8 March 2015

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

No. Position Player
England GK Nathan Burrows (Dual Registration with Lincoln Moorlands Railway F.C.)
England GK Robert Peet
England GK Ryan Musselwhite
England GK Kyle Pooley
England DF Sean Wright
England DF Ben Brown
England DF Callum Ward
England DF Michael Jacklin
England DF Stuart Reddington
England MF Brendan Mcdaid
England MF Joshua Nichol
England MF Matthew Cotton
England MF Andy Toyne
England MF Jordan Harper (on loan from Lincoln City)
England MF Danny Brooks
England MF Jack Wilkinson
No. Position Player
England MF Dave Frecklington (player manager)
England MF Richard Armstrong
England MF Sam Duncum
England MF Kallum Smith
England MF Elliot Broughton
Italy MF Gio Carchedi
England FW Andy Hutchinson
England FW Scott Ruthven
England FW George Asplin (Dual Registration with Lincoln Moorlands Railway F.C.)
England FW Nathan Adams
England FW Sam Wilkinson (Player/Assistant Manager)
England FW Jake Gibson

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

Records[edit]

FA Cup

  • First Round 1991-1992,1996-1997

Attendance 2,000 Huddersfield Town FA cup 1996-1997

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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