27th February 2006
UNIVERSITY FOOTBALLERS KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE
The University of Lincoln’s 1st XI football team have booked their place in the first round of a national competition which could see them playing at Sheffield United’s home ground, Bramall Lane.
among 16 teams from universities across the
The team made it through to the cup stages last year but were knocked out in the first round by Loughborough who went on to win the competition.
This year the team are more confident of going through to the second round because the draw is more in their favour.
David Reid explained: “We’re feeling much more confident this time round as our
first match is against
we beat Southampton we’ll then have to play either
“In October we beat last year’s cup winners Loughborough at home. It was the first time in three years that they’d been beaten at home which bodes well for this competition.
“For the past three years we’ve continued to improve and the team is the strongest it’s ever been. There’s a really good team spirit and we’re feeling really confident of getting through to final. We’re hoping lots of people we come and support us on Wednesday and really get behind the team.”
university’s 1st XI are playing
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Kate Strawson, Press Officer
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