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Sunday, 25 October 2015

City and Tranmere to try again.

By all accounts Tranmere and the Imps made every effort to settle this final qualifying round for the FA Cup in the first instance but ultimately neither side made the breakthrough. Tranmere though will no doubt be cursing their luck today as the officials failed to penalise City for what everyone else seemed to spot, a misdemeanour in the box.

Manager Chris Moyses made another memorable quote when interviewed by BBC Radio Lincolnshire about the incident and invited to confirm or deny whether the referee got it right, a potential banana skin for unwary managers still fresh from the fray, a non committal “I see no ships” left matters in the air. No letter from the FA for Mr M. He’s far too canny to fall for that one.

There was a more than decent following for City at Prenton Park and a more than decent gate, City fans and Merseysiders maintaining the romance of the cup and, in truth, whilst I’d have liked City to have progressed at the first time of asking I’m very much looking forward to seeing Tranmere this coming Tuesday and I suppose, having survived in the north west City must be slight favourites now to progress.

Both sides went into the game in good form, Tranmere in the play off spots and City just outside so probably no surprise to see a stalemate at the first time of asking.

City have been outstanding at home so really no reason to fear this one and at £10 a pop no reason not to be at Sincil Bank to see if the Imps can make it to the first round proper.

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