Everton strike twice in two minutes to edge past spirited Lincoln

05 January 2019 05:20
For Lincoln City there will be no new shockwave to follow on from the one they caused in 2017 by becoming the first non-league club for over a century to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals but do not let it be said that they did not give it a good go. On a chilly Merseyside afternoon Danny Cowley’s men, now leaders of League Two, pushed Everton all the way in a third-round tie during which, at times, it was difficult to judge who were the favourites and who were the underdogs.Having scored twice in the space of two first-half minutes, through Ademola Lookman and Bernard, Everton ultimately did enough to reach to reach the fourth round but this was another largely unconvincing display from Marco Silva’s men. They toiled against opponents who sit 85 places below them and who showed incredible spirit, aggression and ambition. Lincoln scored through Michael Bostwick’s close-range shot on 28 minutes and will reflect on those moments when they caused enough panic inside Everton’s area to have potentially forced a replay. Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian