“A lifelong dream”: Wembley win means everything to Imps fans

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Celebrations are continuing after Lincoln City’s victory over Shrewsbury in the Checkatrade Trophy and it is clear just how much it means to the fans.

As previously reported, Elliott Whitehouse scored the only goal of the game as underdogs Lincoln City lifted the Checkatrade Trophy with a 1-0 win in their first trip to Wembley for 133 years.

Dave Semper

The Green Man – Lincoln’s allocated pub 10 minutes walk from the stadium, had a carnival atmosphere in an outdoor tent. It was one of fan Dave Semper’s highlights.

“It was the best weekend I’ve had in years, Imps everywhere on the saturday all round Camden etc.

“Then Sunday The Green Man was packed full of Imps, it was incredible and to win the trophy was amazing, just brilliant. From the train there Saturday morning until the train home, I won’t ever forget it.”

Photo: Dave Semper

Photo: Dave Semper

Photo: Dave Semper

The carnival atmosphere inside the tent at The Green Man pub. Photo: Dave Semper

Tracey Turton

“It was a fantastic day, spent with great friends and surrounded by brilliant supporters. It was wonderful to see so many people get to live a life long dream of watching Lincoln play at Wembley. Cardiff was amazing, but nothing beats Wembley! Roll on the play-offs!”

Photo: Tracey Turton

Photo: Tracey Turton

Photo: Tracey Turton

Ryan Beaumont

“Unbelievable experience, literally once in a life time and the atmosphere before, during and after the match is certainly something I won’t forget, seeing 27,000 doing the dam busters, just incredible!

The crowd getting ready for kick-off of the Checkatrade Trophy Final between Lincoln and Shrewsbury at Wembley. Photo: Ryan Beaumont

Sharon Keeton

“It was amazing to see the older generation who have been through the ups and downs over the years in tears over the win. Truly inspiring and fabulous win.”

Sharon Keeton and Sarah Hayne outside Wembley. Photo: Sharon Keeton

Sharon Keeton and Sarah Hayne inside Wembley. Photo: Sharon Keeton

Celebrations after the match. Photo: Sharon Keeton

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