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Imps’ Shadow Scholars advance to play off semi-final.

6 March 2020

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City’s Shadow Scholarship side took on their counterparts from Milton Keynes College earlier this week in the end of season playoffs and following a tremendous fightback they triumphed 4-3 to advance to the last four.

The Imps slipped to a two-goal deficit early in the game and when the half time whistle blew, it didn’t seem like it would be their day. However, in the second half City’s youngsters pulled one goal back which was the catalyst for a fantastic 45 minutes for the visitors.

Sam Bingham bagged a brace, which was added to with strikes from Brookes Lloyd and Derry Fogg it gave The Imps an unassailable lead despite MK also adding to their tally it was Richard Belcher’s side who progress into the semi-finals.

The Shadow Scholarship which is in its first year and is run in partnership with Riseholme college is open for Level 3 Sport students at Riseholme who show the potential to play football at a high level, and allows the young people to put the foundations in place for future education opportunities at university, football scholarships in the US and potential careers in professional football.

The Imps are still accepting applications for the next cohort of scholars for the scheme who would start in September 2020, for full details please contact Richard Belcher, via email :

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