Ipswich will play Lincoln at home in the first round of the FA Cup next month, with the draw being made on Monday night. [via TheFA.com]
The tie is scheduled for the weekend of November 9th/10th, with the Portman Road club’s official Twitter channel @IpswichTown informing followers of the impending fixture after the draw was made.
— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) October 21, 2019
The teams met in the third round of the competition three seasons ago, when Lincoln caused a massive upset by eliminating the Tractor Boys after a replay – Ipswich were three divisions above the Imps at the time, but they are now both in League One.
The relegation of Paul Lambert’s team from the Championship last season means they will begin their FA Cup run two months earlier than in recent years, when they joined in the third round due to their presence in the top two divisions of English football.
Ipswich will hope to end a miserable FA Cup run stretching back almost a decade – having lost to Accrington Stanley in the third round last term, their most recent win in the competition came against Blackpool in January 2010, as per East Anglian Daily Times.
These Ipswich fans on Twitter were not pleased with being drawn against Lincoln once more in the cup:
Nailed on loss
— Sam Gilder (@gilder_sam) October 21, 2019
That’s us out at the first stage yet again.
ITFC don’t do cup runs any more…..
— steve brinkley (@steveybrinks713) October 21, 2019
Can’t wait to draw this and then go away and lose 1-0 in the 90th minute
— Kieron (@KetamineKez) October 21, 2019
— Leanne Benham (@leanne_benham) October 21, 2019
— karl chapman (@krustykarl27) October 21, 2019
Dreadful draw…nothing there to get excited about…..wanted so much to go away to a grass roots club….can’t imagine imps fans being that excited either COYB
— Cornishblu (@haggis1978) October 21, 2019
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