Wembley could await again for Imps

With Lincoln City now just two games away from another possible trip to Wembley, here is a guide of the key dates and information.

The Imps have a chance at a second successive promotion after Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Yeovil at Sincil Bank ensured their place in the League Two play-offs.

Tom Pett’s curling strike cancelled out Jordan Green’s opener to ensure Lincoln finished in seventh.

Lincoln will now face Exeter, who finished fourth in a two-legged semi-final with the winner advancing to the final at Wembley on Monday, May 28.

Whatever the outcome, finishing seventh is a great season in their first season back in the Football League after manager Danny Cowley led them to the National League title in the 2017/18 campaign.

Lincoln City’s players on the pitch after the 1-1 draw against Yeovil at Sincil Bank. Photo: Sharon Keeton

The Semi-Final

Lincoln welcome Exeter to Sincil Bank on Saturday, May 12 (3pm kick-off) before the return leg at St James Park on May 17 (7.45pm kick-off).

Both sides won one of the two league meetings this season – the Imps claimed a 3-2 victory at Sincil Bank in March, while the Grecians came out on top 1-0 in the reverse fixture.

Lincoln or Exeter will advance to the Wembley final, where they will play the winner of the other semi-final between Notts County and Coventry.

Tickets

Tickets for the semi-final will go on general sale at 7pm on Wednesday, May 9, although season ticket holders can secure their seats until 11.59pm on May 8.

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More Wembley glory

If Lincoln can overcome Exeter in the semi-final they may fancy their chances in what would be a second trip to Wembley in as many months.

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

Awards

After the match Michael Bostwick, who recently signed a new contract with the club, won the Bill Stacey Memorial Trophy for Away Player of the Season.

Defender Neal Eardley picked up both the Fans Player Scheme Player of the Season, as well as the Vic Withers Memorial Trophy for supporters’ player of the season.