Lincoln City Women learned their fate earlier today as the fixtures for their upcoming FA Women’s National League campaign were released. Jake Tonge talks us through them.
Manager Richard Cooper guided Nettleham Ladies to an impressive 7th placed finish in the same division but since the rebranding with Lincoln City, a host of new players have arrived with plans to achieve a high placed finish.
Lincoln City Women will start their 2019/2020 campaign away to Wolverhampton Wanderers as they begin a new chapter as part of Lincoln City Football Club. Cooper will take his side to the West Midlands on Sunday the 18th of August.
The Imps’ first opponents come into the campaign off the back of a strong season last year, which saw them finish second behind Black-Country rivals West Bromwich Albion in the Women’s Premier League Division One.
A slow start then picks up in September where the side will play their first competitive game at home against Bedworth United at Ashby Avenue. An excellent opportunity for Imps fans to get a football fix following the senior side’s tie with Fleetwood Town.
September will continue to be a hectic month for the Imps with clashes with Leicester United, Birmingham & WM, Burton Albion and Solihull Moors.
2019 will come to a gradual halt with only five games to be played between October and the start of 2020. The first of which, a visit to local side and former Women’s Super League side Doncaster Rovers Belles. The Belles have tumbled down the divisions since a disastrous campaign in the Women’s Super League in 2016 and now find themselves in a local derby against the Imps.
Cooper’s side will end 2019 with a short journey to Long Eaton, the side that finished just one point and one place above the Imps last season.
The season will boot back up after the New Year with a busy period in February and March with Doncaster Belles coming to Ashby Avenue on Thursday the 19th of March.
The Imps will end their campaign on Sunday then 10th of May at Ashby Avenue against Long Eaton.