Imps to face Cumbrians in FA Cup second round

Lincoln City have been given a home draw against fellow League Two side Carlisle in the second round of this year’s FA Cup.

The two teams last met when they faced off in League Two in October, with the match ending 2-2.

Lincoln, who still occupy top spot in League Two, beat Northampton 3-2 in their FA Cup first round tie last weekend.

Goals from Harry Anderson and Tom Pett put the Imps 2-0 up after 52 minutes before Northampton levelled matters through Jack Bridge and Kevin van Veen. Lincoln secured their progress into round two when Bruno Andrade scored an injury-time winner for the League Two leaders.

Elsewhere in the county Scunthorpe, who beat Burton 2-1 in round one, were given an away tie against Shrewsbury or Salford. Grimsby, who beat MK Dons 3-1 in the last round, will face a trip to face either Chesterfield or Billericay Town.

The second round ties are to be played between November 30 and December 3.

As previously reported, Lincoln City offered a first glimpse inside their new £1.3 million Soper of Lincoln Elite Performance Centre earlier this month, which is located on Heath Lane near RAF Scampton.

The new facility was directly funded by the Emirates FA Cup prize money after the Imps became the first non-league side in over 100 years to reach the quarter-final of the competition in the 2016-17 season.

During that fantastic cup run the Imps beat the likes of Ipswich, Brighton and Premier League side Burnley before eventually losing out at Arsenal in the quarter final.