LCFC v BHAFC (28/1/17) | F.A Cup 4th Round Match Preview

Brighton move away from their promotion push, as they take on Lincoln City in the 4th round of the oldest club competition in the world.

Lincoln News;

Lincoln have no fresh concerns, except that Albion loanee Joe Ward is ineligible for the game against the Seagulls. Lincoln, top of the National League,  were on the receiving end of a thumping by the hands of Barrow on Tuesday night, thanks to goals from Byron Harrison, Richie Bennett and Ross Hannah. Matt Rhead and Nathan Arnold are the leading Imps scorers with 11 goals apiece.

Form; W, D, W, W, W, L

FACT; Not played in the Football League since their relegation back in 2011, but look in good stead to return this season.

Brighton News;

Brighton will be without Bruno, Sam Baldock and Gaetan Bong as they all recover from their respected injuries. Glenn Murray is available again after suspension, but Chris Hughton is set to reap the changes, resting key players, before their showdown with Huddersfield during the week. Brighton won last time out against Cardiff thanks to a Tomer Hemed goal. Murray is the leading scorer with 15 goals this season.

Form; W, W, W, L, W, W

FACT; Have won 6 home league games in a row after Tuesday victory against Cardiff.

Last Time We Met: LCFC [3]-[1] BHAFC (8/11/03);

Lincoln won 3-1 in this 1st round F.A Cup match 14 years ago, thanks to goals from Paul Mayo, Matt Bloomer and Simon Yeo, while Chris McPhee got a consolation goal fro the Seagulls.

H-2-H;

Brighton edge the H-2-H, with 10 wins of the 22 meetings, while the Imps have 9 wins. There has been a mammoth 76 goals scored in the 22 meetings between the 2 sides, so expect some more on Saturday.

Likely Line-Up;

Maenpaa;

Tomori, Goldson, Hunemeier, Adekugbe;

March, Sidwell, Norwood, Skalak;

Towell;

Hemed;

Prediction;

Lincoln 2-2 Brighton

 

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