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Lincoln City 1 Walsall 1 - full-time

By LeighCurtis  |  Posted: November 03, 2012

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A late goal by George Bowerman denied Lincoln City from causing an upset in their FA Cup first round clash against Walsall this afternoon.

Bowerman headed in from close range with just four minutes left as Lincoln failed to deal with a long throw into the box.

Imps boss David Holdsworth will feel hard done to having seen his side bossed large parts of the contest having taken the lead through Jamie Taylor's wonderful lob in the first half.

Alan Power also hit the bar as Adam Smith, Peter Gilbert and Taylor  forced goalkeeper David Grof into good saves.

But Bowerman broke City's hearts and the two sides must do it all again at the Bescot a week on Tuesday.

Lincoln: Farman, Gray, Boyce, Miller, Gilbert, Mills, Fofana, Smith, Sheridan, Power, Taylor.

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  • MacImp  |  November 05 2012, 7:11PM

    Since GB joined DH on the bench the team even warms up differently. I have watched the squad train on a few occasions and have not noticed GB in the past. His input seems to coincide with the team not playing hoofball. I am sure it is not coincidence.

  • eatmygoal  |  November 05 2012, 9:03AM

    Yeah that is the only difference WhistlingD, he just sits there silently on the bench reading a book and thinking about what to have while watching X Factor in the evening. He has no input into anything before, after, or during the game. Oh hang on, it is a completely different role to the one he was performing before.

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  • theoutworker  |  November 05 2012, 8:41AM

    WhistlingD. What ever.

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  • WhistlingD  |  November 05 2012, 6:54AM

    Grant Brown has been with the first team on the training ground since pre season training. The only change is he is sat on the bench in games!

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  • theoutworker  |  November 04 2012, 8:02PM

    Spilsby, I'm not bashing anybody all I am saying is that since Grant Brown has been involved with the the first team they have improved to a standard that warrants credit. I am certainly not criticizing David Holdsworth because he has brought in very good players. Having said that someone had to knock them into shape with tack tics and fitness. And to me that has to be down to Grant Brown.

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  • Hecky_imp  |  November 04 2012, 7:45PM

    nrimp - certainly NOT !!! But apart from that the atmosphere was the best we have had for ages.

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  • joimp  |  November 04 2012, 4:26PM

    yay, another home game against mansfield or slough if we beat walsall, which if both teams play like yesterday, shouldnt be any bother. bring it on........UTI!

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  • Sweepclean  |  November 04 2012, 4:25PM

    You're correct about Farman not able to do anything about their goal I was sitting in the Co-op lower tier when they scored and it looked as though the ball went under Farman's body, but after seeing it on the TV it went in wide of Farman giving him little chance of reaching it. It was probably Gray or Sheridan who failed to mark the scorer having seen it on TV but not quite sure even now. But if we play like that in the replay no reason why we can't beat then as all their defence was poor including their keeper. Looking forward to Tuesday's game.

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  • nigelsparky  |  November 04 2012, 3:10PM

    nrimp think your comment about Farmans part in their goal is more than harsh to be honest. The goal scorer had a free header, we switched off simple as that I'm afraid nothing Farman could do about it in my opinion.

  • Resurrection  |  November 04 2012, 1:51PM

    Link for JT's outstanding goal. Shown straight after advert. Enjoy! http://tinyurl.com/bnjlozp

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