Sat 01
Men's - Development Team
Horncastle Town FC
L Jarvis (22'), G Asplin (27'), O Sheriff (45')

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By Lincoln United FC
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Following on from last Saturday's 6-0 win against Lincoln Moorlands Railway, our development squad will face Horncastle Town, in their fourth Lincolnshire League Cup fixture, 3pm KO at Ashby Avenue.

After the team's first win in the cup last week, the young side will now face Lincolnshire League stalwarts, Horncastle Town, a club they'd not played in the most recent null and void season. Horncastle's form, similarly to The Whites, is mixed, an awarded home walkover in their first cup game, followed with a loss against Nettleham and a draw last week with Louth Town.

It will certainly be all to play for when the sides meet this coming Saturday. United looking to 'kick-on' after a fantastic local derby win, whilst Horncastle will be looking to register their first win within 90 minutes, within the cup's group stage.

Development Squad Manager, Alex Hayes, had this to say on the upcoming fixture:

"As a squad we knew that we were close to a big result, all of our hard work came together to produce a big performance against Moorlands. Last Saturday showed us exactly what we are capable of and what we need to produce week in, week out.

Horncastle at home now presents an opportunity for the lads to build on last Saturday and move up the table. We aim to use the Moorlands performance as the standard we need to 'hit', the boys know if takes that togetherness, effort and quality to beat teams in this league. This is first time we’ve played Horncastle this season and it's one I'm looking forward to, knowing that they are an established Lincolnshire League side who have the experience to test us.

We are still struggling with a few injuries with Attwell, Marsh and Thompson set to miss the remainder of the season. However, we should see the return of Elliot Shearwood to our match day squad. Injuries have caused a lot of problems within this tournament, however I believe we have shown that our pathway is slowly starting to develop as the standard of our younger players coming through is excellent."

*Please note in line with current covid guidance, we can't permit spectators for the game. The club are taking part in the social media boycott this weekend, so there will not be live updates throughout the match. We thank-you for your understanding as the club supports an important cause across our game.

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Sat 01, May 2021