LINCOLN CITY 1, ALFRETON TOWN 2
Tuesday Nov 1, 2011
REDS COME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT LINCOLN CITY AND REACH FIRST ROUND
Dave Pursglove's match picture album here
ALFRETON Town came from a goal behind to beat Lincoln City 2-1 at Sincil Bank and clinch an FA Cup first round home tie with Carlisle United a week on Saturday.
The Reds saw Leigh Franks and Anthony Wilson both limp out of the tie through injury and then finished the game with ten men after Jake Moult was sent off for a second cautionable offence in the space of a minute late on in the tie but Nicky Law's battling troops held out for a deserved win.
Sam Smith headed Lincoln in front on 20 minutes but Alfreton were level within seven minutes when Anton Brown flicked a header home from around a yard out on the near post to finish a Leigh Franks long throw into the area.
The winner came on the hour and was netted by Reds man of the match Nathan Jarman from the penalty spot after young City goalkeeper Nick Draper impeded Anthony Wilson.
The official Lincoln City website match report carries a remarkable piece of history trivia. It states: "the Imps were dumped out of the Cup at the qualifying stages for the first time since 1924. The team who did the damage that day - Alfreton Town"
The attendance was 1,728 with 98 announced as the official number attending from Alfreton.
Alfreton Town are back in action when they travel to face Forest Green Rovers in Blue Square Bet Premier Division action.
ATFC Supporters Association transport departs at 9.15am and seats can be booked by contacting Mark Thorpe on 01773 836251.