Today I received information (from a rather shady source it has to be said) that another match had been added to the Imps' pre-season campaign. Hucknall Town are to provide opposition for the Imps on Saturday the 14th of July at their Watnall Road stadium.
Hucknall Town play at step 4 of the football pyramid (The Evo Stick premier division) which is the same league Lincoln United compete in and finished comfortably in midtable last time around. This time last year the club were on the brink of being wound up so i am sure they will look back on the season just gone as a success.
They have recently installed a new manager and its the familiar face of Brett Marshall who guided Retford United to the NECL Premier division last season. Given this it wouldn't be a huge surprise if one or two former Retford players got a run out for the home side.
As for the ground itself, well its not the best nor the worst that you will see. You get two terraces behind each goal (one covered one not) And seating two thirds down one touchline There is a large clubhouse at one end of the ground to quench your thirst in, although the last time we went there was a second hand auction going on in there. Its also means you can have a decent drinking session around Nottingham and jump on a tram up to Hucknall. Admission for league games is £7, although no word on pre-season prices.
Here's a bit more info and pictures from the last blog i did at Hucknall Town v Retford United in pre season last year.
Hucknall Town v Retford United
Just another tit bit of pre-season info. It appears that Newark Town are issuing a programme for their friendly at home to the Imps on the 24th of July. So no need to panic all you paper chasing Imps out there.