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Fan gallery: Imps 2 Charlton Athletic 1

17 October 2021

Club News

Fan gallery: Imps 2 Charlton Athletic 1

17 October 2021

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More than 9,000 people were at the LNER Stadium as the Imps registered a dramatic victory over Charlton Athletic.

Club News

Gallery: Imps 2 Charlton Athletic 1

17 October 2021

The day started early with the DS Active teams of both clubs playing a match on the 3G pitch opposite the Selenity Stand. The DS Active teams are organied by each club's Foundations and are for players with Down's Syndrome who take part in regular training sessions and games.

As the University of Lincoln Fan Village welcomed fans of both clubs, supporters were able to take on fun challenges with the Lincoln City Foundation, experience exciting virtual reality adventures with Tension Twisted Reality and try out a variety of local food options.

There were also plenty of supporters getting behind the club's appeal to save the matchday programme, as well as waiting to greet the players and ask for selfies and autographs.

The match was dedicated to the charity Mind, whose local branch attended offering advice and holding a fundraising collection. There was also a presence for the NHS explaining the benefit of the Covid-19 vaccine and the Sincil Foodbank who were taking items to help local people in need - with a number of players dropping off donations before going in to get ready for the match.

Once inside the stadium the regular moment of magic saw fans Felicity, Samuel and Dominic go pitchside to watch the warm-up and meet some of the players.

Match Reports

Imps 2 Charlton Athletic 1

16 October 2021

The 617 Squadron were celebrating their 10th birthday. A few of them were probably sporting rough heads after their official event held the night before, but Liam Bridcutt and Tom Hopper went over to show their appreciation just before kick-off to present a shirt signed by all the players.

At half-time a number of supporters handed over a cheque for more than £4,000 after a fundraising overnight hike up Snowdonia - with a four hour climb in the darkness ensuring they were at the summit by 5am. They presented the cheque to Imps director David Lowes, and the audio descriptive commentary service now available for fans with visual impairments was active for the first time at the match.

There was an emotional moment as the scoreboard clock struck 55 with fans of both sides joining in a minute's applause for the well-known Imps fan Wendy Best who recently passed away.

And to top it all off, the home fans were united with the players and staff in stoppage-time to celebrate Regan Poole's late winner.

Attendance: 9,169 (1,355 away)

For full match stats, line-ups, on the day results and league table check out our match centre.

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