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Northwich   1 - 3   Lincoln City

Jamie Clarke was the hero with two goals as Lincoln ended Northwich's FA Cup dream in the second round.

The hosts, who put out Charlton in the previous round, started well but fell behind to Chris Fagan's superb volley.

Mat Bailey equalised after the break with another shot on the turn but was then brushed off by Clarke who raced clear to score his first.

A clever through ball by Scott Kerr then set the striker in space once more and he slotted home to seal the win.

It was a victory just about deserved by Chris Sutton's side at the Victoria Stadium, who now find themselves in the third round for the first time in seven years.

606: DEBATE

For Northwich the dream may be over, but the news that the club should now exit administration due to the financial benefits of their cup run will come as a welcome tonic.

That run peaked with the 1-0 victory against Charlton in round one but Andy Preece's side lacked the intensity of that performance for large periods against the Imps.

The hosts had a few half-chances early on, with Jon Newby horribly fluffing his shot at the crucial moment, but fell behind through Fagan's excellent strike.

A poor clearance fell to the impressive Kerr just outside the box who returned the ball over the advancing Northwich defence.

Fagan reacted quickest and swivelled to volley the dropping ball past goalkeeper Curtis Aspden in some style.

Northwich survived until half-time and some choice words from Preece saw them come out revitalised and level.

A sweeping cross from Jonathan D'Laryea fell to Newby in the box who nodded cleverly across and into the path of Bailey.

The centre-half still had plenty to do with the ball going away from goal but turned and struck into the roof of the net in one fluent motion.

The goal sent the home crowd into raptures but as quickly as Bailey had become the hero, he made a mistake that led to his side losing the lead.

Less than two minutes after the equaliser, a long ball set Clarke free with only Bailey for company.

The central defender should have used his much bigger frame to out-muscle the striker but was tamely shrugged off - with Clarke then slotting home to silence the ground.

And Clarke sealed the win midway through the second half, firing past Aspden following Kerr's teasing pass.


Lincoln City manager Chris Sutton told BBC Lincolnshire:

"We knew it was going to be a difficult tie, they didn't beat Charlton by a fluke and we're not arrogant enough just to think we can turn up and roll them over.

"I thought on balance we just about deserved it. We were on a hiding to nothing, we'd had a bad week with injuries and suspensions but the boys who came in did well.

"Now we have to pick things up in the league. It's good for the fans to have a cup run but we certainly mustn't switch off. "


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Saturday, 28 November 2009

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Northwich 1-3 Lincoln City FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Bailey 47
  • Fagan 18
  • Clarke 49
  • Clarke 64

Northwich

  • 01 Aspden
  • 02 Aspin
  • 03 Brown
  • 04 Bailey
  • 05 Grand
  • 06 Herring (Riley 71)
  • 07 D'Laryea
  • 08 Connor
  • 11 Elam (Brown 71)
  • 09 Newby
  • 10 Allan (Kerr 80)

Substitutes

  • 13 Spencer,
  • 15 Kerr,
  • 18 Brown,
  • 12 Riley,
  • 14 Winter,
  • 17 Horrocks,
  • 16 Edwards

Lincoln City

  • 01 Burch
  • 04 Kovacs
  • 16 Heath
  • 22 Watts
  • 11 Kerr
  • 19 Clarke
  • 25 Hughton
  • 27 Smith yellow card
  • 34 Herd yellow card
  • 10 Fagan (Gilmore 78)
  • 15 Clarke (Howe 85)

Substitutes

  • 20 Musselwhite,
  • 02 Green,
  • 05 Swaibu,
  • 06 Hone,
  • 08 Butcher,
  • 35 Gilmore,
  • 18 Howe
Ref: WebsterAtt: 3,544
NORTHWICH
LINCOLN CITY

Possession

  • Northwich 57%
  • Lincoln City 43%

Attempts on target

  • Northwich 6
  • Lincoln City 5

Attempts off target

  • Northwich 6
  • Lincoln City 3

Corners

  • Northwich 6
  • Lincoln City 1

Fouls

  • Northwich 14
  • Lincoln City 16
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:03 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:38 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Wayne Riley, Simon Grand takes a shot. Robert Burch makes a save.
  • 90:00+2:31 A cross is delivered by Jon Newby, clearance made by Cian Hughton.
  • 90:00+1:07 Scott Kerr takes a shot. Comfortable save by Curtis Aspden.
  • 90:00+0:27 The offside flag is raised against Michael Connor. Robert Burch takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+0:21 The ball is sent over by Simon Grand.
  • 88:33 Michael Connor takes a shot. Khano Smith gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Wayne Riley from the right by-line, clearance by Adam Watts.
  • 86:15 Simon Grand produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 84:03 Substitution Jamie Clarke leaves the field to be replaced by Rene Howe.
  • 83:23 Unfair challenge on Matthew Bailey by Shane Clarke results in a free kick. Ryan Brown crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance made by Adam Watts.
  • 82:30 Junior Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Khano Smith. Brian Gilmore crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
  • 79:16 Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 79:16 Substitution Nathaniel Kerr joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonny Allan.
  • 79:16 Unfair challenge on Robert Burch by Jon Newby results in a free kick.
  • 78:36 Brian Gilmore is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Brown takes the free kick.
  • 77:35 Free kick taken by Michael Aspin.
  • 77:35 Substitution Brian Gilmore on for Chris Fagan.
  • 77:35 Michael Connor fouled by Scott Kerr, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 76:17 Ryan Brown delivers the ball.
  • 75:46 Michael Aspin sends in a cross, clearance by Janos Kovacs.
  • 73:01 The ball is crossed by Jon Newby, save by Robert Burch.
  • 72:30 The ball is sent over by Chris Herd.
  • 70:49 Substitution Junior Brown comes on in place of Lee Elam.
  • 70:49 Substitution Wayne Riley is brought on as a substitute for Ian Herring.
  • 68:52 Unfair challenge on Jonny Allan by Adam Watts results in a free kick. Ryan Brown crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Khano Smith.
  • 66:46 Foul by Jon Newby on Shane Clarke, free kick awarded. Robert Burch takes the direct free kick.
  • 65:46 Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Brown from right wing, clearance by Janos Kovacs.
  • 65:46 Booking Khano Smith goes into the book.
  • 65:39 Khano Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Herring.
  • 63:15 Scott Kerr provided the assist for the goal.
  • 63:15 GOAL - Jamie ClarkeNorthwich 1 - 3 Lincoln City Jamie Clarke fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northwich 1-3 Lincoln City.
  • 61:57 Corner taken right-footed by Lee Elam from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Simon Grand goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 60:54 Corner taken by Lee Elam from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Khano Smith.
  • 60:10 Unfair challenge on Michael Connor by Khano Smith results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ryan Brown, Khano Smith manages to make a clearance.
  • 60:04 Lee Elam delivers the ball.
  • 58:01 The ball is sent over by Jon Newby, clearance made by Adam Watts. Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Elam, Scott Kerr manages to make a clearance.
  • 57:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Connor by Shane Clarke. Free kick taken by Ryan Brown.
  • 55:31 Chris Herd sends in a cross, save made by Curtis Aspden.
  • 54:21 Matthew Bailey challenges Janos Kovacs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 53:48 Free kick taken by Ryan Brown.
  • 53:48 Booking Booking for Chris Herd for unsporting behaviour.
  • 53:40 Ian Herring fouled by Chris Herd, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 52:38 Jonny Allan crosses the ball, comfortable save by Robert Burch.
  • 51:33 A cross is delivered by Chris Fagan, clearance made by Matthew Bailey. Corner taken by Scott Kerr from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ryan Brown.
  • 49:56 Unfair challenge on Chris Herd by Ian Herring results in a free kick. Robert Burch takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:48 Assist on the goal came from Scott Kerr.
  • 48:48 GOAL - Jamie ClarkeNorthwich 1 - 2 Lincoln City Jamie Clarke gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northwich 1-2 Lincoln City.
  • 46:56 Jon Newby provided the assist for the goal.
  • 46:56 GOAL - Matthew BaileyNorthwich 1 - 1 Lincoln City Matthew Bailey scores a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Northwich 1-1 Lincoln City.
  • 45:32 Foul by Shane Clarke on Jonny Allan, free kick awarded. Michael Connor produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Elam played to the near post, clearance by Chris Herd.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:12 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 44:32 Scott Kerr concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Herring. Ryan Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:24 Unfair challenge on Jon Newby by Khano Smith results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Michael Aspin, Foul by Simon Grand on Khano Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 41:22 Jonny Allan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Adam Watts takes the free kick.
  • 40:56 The referee blows for offside against Lee Elam. Robert Burch restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:48 Centre by Michael Aspin, Michael Connor takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Watts.
  • 38:59 The ball is delivered by Jon Newby, comfortable save by Robert Burch.
  • 38:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Herd on Ryan Brown. Free kick taken by Simon Grand.
  • 36:59 The ball is swung over by Chris Fagan, Headed effort from inside the area by Khano Smith misses to the right of the goal.
  • 36:15 Michael Aspin has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
  • 35:43 Lee Elam crosses the ball, blocked by Cian Hughton.
  • 32:34 The offside flag is raised against Jamie Clarke. Curtis Aspden restarts play with the free kick.
  • 30:57 Jonny Allan challenges Adam Watts unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Burch restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:16 Michael Connor challenges Khano Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Clarke takes the free kick. Shot from just outside the box by Khano Smith misses to the right of the goal.
  • 27:39 Simon Grand concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Herd. Direct free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 26:59 Unfair challenge on Michael Aspin by Khano Smith results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Brown, clearance made by Chris Herd.
  • 26:04 The ball is swung over by Khano Smith.
  • 22:49 Lee Elam produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 20:54 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 20:44 Centre by Jonathan D'Laryea, Janos Kovacs manages to make a clearance.
  • 20:03 A cross is delivered by Jon Newby.
  • 19:55 A cross is delivered by Jon Newby, Joe Heath makes a clearance.
  • 18:33 The ball is delivered by Jamie Clarke, clearance by Simon Grand.
  • 17:21 Assist on the goal came from Scott Kerr.
  • 17:21 GOAL - Chris FaganNorthwich 0 - 1 Lincoln City Goal scored by Chris Fagan from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northwich 0-1 Lincoln City.
  • 16:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonny Allan on Chris Herd. Free kick taken by Adam Watts.
  • 15:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Herring by Chris Fagan. Michael Aspin takes the free kick.
  • 14:25 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonny Allan. Robert Burch takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 13:07 Foul by Michael Aspin on Khano Smith, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Scott Kerr, free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Fagan on Ian Herring. Curtis Aspden restarts play with the free kick.
  • 13:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Aspin on Khano Smith. Scott Kerr delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Fagan on Ian Herring. Curtis Aspden restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:53 Shot by Matthew Bailey. Save by Robert Burch. Unfair challenge on Chris Fagan by Ryan Brown results in a free kick. Cian Hughton delivers the ball, Chris Herd takes a shot. Comfortable save by Curtis Aspden.
  • 11:32 The ball is swung over by Lee Elam, Janos Kovacs manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:21 The referee blows for offside. Robert Burch restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Janos Kovacs by Matthew Bailey. Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 7:33 Simon Grand fouled by Chris Herd, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Brown.
  • 7:07 Effort from deep inside the area by Jon Newby misses to the left of the goal.
  • 5:00 Joe Heath takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 4:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Khano Smith by Jonathan D'Laryea. Joe Heath takes the free kick.
  • 2:41 Jon Newby takes a shot from 6 yards. Save made by Robert Burch.
  • 0:13 Foul by Scott Kerr on Jonathan D'Laryea, free kick awarded. Ryan Brown takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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