Lincoln City’s Cowley brothers chase Checkatrade win and Wembley return | Ben Fisher

04 April 2018 10:04
The cathedral city is red and white with unlikely football fever, as the side in the National League last season chase a trophy against Shrewsbury and a second straight promotionThe Gothic cathedral and thigh-thirsty Steep Hill are synonymous with the city of Lincoln but the shops and businesses, from the tearooms to toy shops that line the latter, and surrounding streets are showcasing many distinctive, colourful – predominantly red and white – facades these days, for there is a window-dressing competition with a difference. The judges? The Cowley brothers.Patisseries, pottery studios and pubs are decked out in club colours. There is a sea of bunting, and images depicting Lincoln City’s likable manager, Danny, and his assistant, Nicky, formerly PE teachers at the FitzWimarc school in Rayleigh, Essex, as kings and penguins – emperors, surely. This week, the Cowleys will pick their favourite, with the winner landing £2,000 worth of advertising around the perimeter of Sincil Bank, the club’s home since 1895, where crowds are fast approaching 10,000. If average attendances dictated the League Two standings, then Lincoln would be a shoo-in for automatic promotion. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian