Lincoln City need your votes to win FA’s Giant-Killing Award

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Lincoln City FC have been shortlisted for a national award following their memorable FA cup run this year.

Four teams have been put forward for heroically knocking higher division clubs out of the FA cup and voting is now open to decide which of them should take home the prize.

Lincoln City made history when they became the first non-league side in over 100 years to reach the quarter-finals, defeating four teams higher up the footballing ladder along the way.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Sutton United, Millwall and Stourbridge are also all in the running for this season’s Giant-Killing Award and fans have until May 10 to get their votes in.

Andy Ambler, The FA’s head of professional game relations, said: “This has been a historic season in the Emirates FA Cup and producing a shortlist of giant-killing nominees was particularly difficult, such were the number of eye catching results.

“In their victories against higher opposition, all four clubs have demonstrated exactly what makes The Emirates FA Cup so special and why it remains the most loved and revered domestic cup competition worldwide.”

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The winning club will be awarded their trophy at The Emirates FA Cup Final by Ronnie Radford and the winners will be announced on May 23, four days ahead of the match.

Radford was responsible for one of the tournaments biggest ever shocks when he scored for Hereford United against Newcastle United in 1972.

Previous winners of the Giant-Killing Award, also known as the Ronnie Radford Award, are Crawley Town (2011), Swindon Town (2012), Luton Town (2013), Sheffield United (2014), Bradford City (2015) and Chesham United (2016). But the question remains, can The Imps take the honour home in 2017?

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