Lions Gear Up For Emirates FA Cup First Round Tie

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Segregation will be in place for this fixture with Cambridge fans allocated the Railway End and second seated stand of Nethermoor Park entering via turnstiles 5-8.

The Lions are preparing for Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup first round tie with Cambridge United as the League 2 side come to Nethermoor for a 12:45pm kick-off with extended highlights being shown on the BBC. 

Tickets are priced at £13 adults, £9 concessions, £5 11-18 year-olds and £1 for U11’s which are available to buy in advance online for Lions supporters here and Cambridge fans here with sales also available on the day at the turnstiles. Tickets are ONLY available to purchase in advance online and not at the Ticket Office at Nethermoor and Season Tickets are not eligible for this fixture.

Tickets are available to purchase online in advance for home supporters here and away fans here, tickets will also be on sale at the turnstiles on the day.

The last time we lined up against The U’s was on 21st February 2012 at the Abbey Stadium in the FA Trophy 3rd round with the hosts coming out on top.

In their squad is former Lions loanee George Maris with the forward fast becoming a fans favourite in Cambridgeshire after his move from Barnsley.

Following last season’s historic Emirates FA Cup run The Lions are looking to go further this campaign but must overcome a resurgent Cambridge first who are unbeaten in four picking up three wins and no goals conceded since the trip to top spot Lincoln City on 20th October.

Our form has been patchy since the draw though with two 0-0 draws at home to Kidderminster and away at Darlington alongside two defeats to Blyth at Nethermoor and Ashton on Tuesday night at Hurst Cross.

Following the defeat Russ O’Neill spoke to Colin Robertson to explain his frustration following the defeat in Greater Manchester in a game dominated by the visitors.

“It is because we have not stuck the ball in the net, it is as simple as that. We really got on top of them and if it had been a boxing match the ref would have stopped it. Ultimately you have to get your goal, when they did catch us and score with their only shot we lost our way.”

“We are frustrated as we are not scoring the goals our play warrants, if you are not scoring goals you do not win games of football.”

Speaking about the last two games O’Neill added “The performance is there, the endeavour is there, the will to win, everything is there but we have not got what we have warranted but you do not get that until you score goals and that is all that has been missing in the last two games.”

“I think if we keep our endeavour and performances as they are hopefully all these goals we have not scored in the last four games we impose them all on Cambridge! Let’s look forward to Sunday.”

Looking ahead to Sunday’s game at Nethermoor Russ said “It will be a real good opportunity for the lads and the club to showcase itself, against really good League 2 opposition.”

“When the ball came out of the hat you think it is a good opportunity to make it to the second round but they have picked up three straight wins since then. It will be a really tough game but it is something we are looking forward to, we have nothing to lose whatsoever.”

It’s set to be a cracker at Nethermoor on Sunday so why not come and down and bring your friends and family for a taste of Emirates FA Cup action on your doorstep at reasonable prices in a family friendly setting.

Tickets are priced at £13 adults, £9 concessions, £5 11-18 year-olds and £1 for U11’s which are available to buy in advance online for Lions supporters here and Cambridge fans here with sales also available on the day at the turnstiles. Tickets are ONLY available to purchase in advance online and not at the Ticket Office at Nethermoor and Season Tickets are not eligible for this fixture.

Tickets are available to purchase online in advance for home supporters here and away fans here, tickets will also be on sale at the turnstiles on the day.