Lincoln City lift Checkatrade Trophy after narrow win over Shrewsbury

08 April 2018 16:48
• Lincoln City 1-0 Shrewsbury Town• Elliott Whitehouse’s early goal secures silverware for ImpsBack in their non-league days, a young Danny Cowley used to call Paul Hurst for advice on the perils of football management. On a wet day at Wembley four years later, the pupil bested the teacher as Cowley’s Lincoln City defeated Hurst’s Shrewsbury 1-0 in an often frantic Checkatrade Trophy final.An early goal by Elliott Whitehouse was enough to secure the latest upset inflicted by League Two Lincoln, lead by Cowley and his brother Nicky, over their League One opponents. Add this to last season’s run to the FA Cup quarter-finals, taking them into the Football League and a potential second promotion, and you can see why the Cowleys are reportedly in the thoughts of clubs higher up the food chain. Related: Lincoln City’s Cowley brothers chase Checkatrade win and Wembley return | Ben Fisher Related: Checkatrade Trophy to keep current format after Football League clubs’ vote Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian