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Holdsworth insists Lincoln City 'fear nobody' as he chases FA Cup replay shock

By LeighCurtis  |  Posted: November 12, 2012

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David Holdsworth insists a resurgent Lincoln City "fear nobody" as he attempted to inflict more misery on beleaguered Walsall in their  FA Cup replay.

The Imps stretched their unbeaten run to eight games at Barrow on Saturday with a 2-1 win and head to the Banks's tomorrow night to seal a place in the second round.

The first game ended in a 1-1 draw and since then Walsall's terrible form has continued with the Saddlers without a win in 10 games.

With pressure mounting on boss Dean Smith, Holdsworth said his players were bursting with confidence and were intent on causing an upset.

"The players fear nobody at the minute and understandably so," he said.

"We are on a great run and we want to maintain that.

"We must pay respect to the opposition, of course, as they are a Football League club and we are in the Conference.

"But we will be ready for them and I don't think anybody would relish facing us at the moment."

Meanwhile, the Echo understands on-loan defender Graeme Hutchison has been recalled by Birmingham City.

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  • theoutworker  |  November 14 2012, 10:19AM

    I wasn't there but listened to the game. It was awesome. I didn't hear who the man of the match was but to me a lot of credit goes to the travelling supporters well done to them. Most of all well done the imps. Onward and upward.

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  • redimp45  |  November 14 2012, 7:44AM

    Well, praise where deserved, well done lads and DH. I really hope we have turned the corner, it looks like the boys are battling for everything. Once again WELL DONE.

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  • CardiffImp  |  November 14 2012, 7:36AM

    Wemberleeee Wemberleeeeeee - we're all ****** up and we're off to Wemberleeeeeeee! Well we can dream - bring on those nasty Stags :) C'mon you Imps

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  • diverdave58  |  November 14 2012, 6:11AM

    EPIC FANTASTIC AWESOME!!!!!!!!what more can we say the imps played out of there skins even when there legs were like lead. we finally have a team that want to play for lincoln and its supporters. well done to dh this is what he has been striving for since he got here, so he deserves it as much as anyone. i was glad to be there and proud to be an imp supporter. if the rest of season stays like this we will get back to where we deserve

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  • MacImp  |  November 13 2012, 11:06PM

    Brown and Holdsworth have created the best team we've had in seasons. Hopefully this will bring the crowds back.

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  • eatmygoal  |  November 13 2012, 6:37PM

    I was opposite in the Racehorse, which was less good and compounded the misery :-) Will be listening on the radio as couldn't get back from the game in time. Doubt it will be an easy game and sure to be a tense one, fingers crossed that Leigh Curtis is in the co-commentator role.

  • sfocata  |  November 13 2012, 6:10PM

    Hehe! One of my favourite pubs (CAMRA regional winner, in fact) is just round the corner. Going there always reminds me of that game, because I went for a quick refresher on the way to the match and then went back to deal with the post-traumatic shock afterwards :)

  • eatmygoal  |  November 13 2012, 4:27PM

    sfocata, don't mention that Surrey place again! Too many memories.

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  • Poshimp2  |  November 13 2012, 4:27PM

    My son and I are about to leave for the game. I'm thinking that there may be over 300 Imps fans there tonight and I believe a shock is on the cards. In our entire FA Cup history, we have never beaten any side two leagues higher than us. Tonight's game could therefore be a history-making one!

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  • sfocata  |  November 13 2012, 4:17PM

    They're in the same situation we were this time last year... nothing's gelling, confidence is low and you're not getting any lucky breaks. We could be their Carshalton.

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