Lincoln’s Danny Cowley focuses on North Ferriby first as Wembley beckons

19 February 2017 10:30
The Lincoln manager has been inundated with interview requests as a result of his team’s historic FA Cup run but says he ‘owes it to the boys’ to concentrate on their promotion bidDanny Cowley called it life-changing and did not mean the upheaval to his plans for Saturday evening. Instead of watching North Ferriby United on the banks of the Humber, it was off to the Match of the Day studios in Salford for the Lincoln City manager, his brother Nicky, and their families after the stunning defeat of Burnley. For the architects of one of English football’s finest achievements, recognition will not end there. Lives are changed and careers are made by the continued allure of the FA Cup.Lincoln City, FA Cup quarter-finalists. The Cowleys’ preparations for the fifth-round tie were meticulous, their players performed with confidence befitting league leaders and the gameplan unfolded to perfection, but they had difficulty allowing their accomplishment to sink in. Almost two hours after Sean Raggett’s header crossed the line and time froze before the referee, Graham Scott, pointed to the centre circle, Lincoln’s players could be seen shaking their heads in disbelief aboard the team coach. Related: FA Cup sixth round: Lincoln may face Sutton, Chelsea host Manchester United Related: Keith Alexander’s spirit lives on in Lincoln’s fairytale FA Cup run | Amy Lawrence Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian