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Match preview: Owls v Lincoln

23 October 2021

The Owls host Lincoln City on Saturday at Hillsborough in League One.

It will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides in over 40 years.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.


Date: Saturday 23 October
Kick-off: 3.00pm
League One



Referee - Martin Coy
Assistant referee - David Avent
Assistant referee - Dean Treleaven
Fourth official - Thomas Harty


The Ticket Office will open at 9.00am until kick-off.

Supporters will be able to purchase tickets online until 1.00pm.


Supporters who opt to collect tickets from the ticket office, as opposed to printing at home, can do so until 1.15pm.

Thereafter, all North Stand/Kop ticket holders go to Gate 18 (next to the Megastore) and South Stand/Grandstand holders from the South Stand ticket office (South Stand Car Park).


There will be one cash turnstile on each home stand for Owls fans to pay on the day.

North Stand – Turnstile 83 | Kop – Turnstile 61 | South Stand – Turnstile 36 | Grandstand – Turnstile 101


Lincoln have sold their full allocation of tickets and will be backed by just under 3,200 supporters.


The Owls will partner with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service ‘Restart a Heart’ campaign to promote the importance of CPR.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be in attendance at Hillsborough, with staff members performing demonstrations on how to administer CPR on the North and South Stand concourses before the game.

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The Owls will host S6 Foodbank at Hillsborough to support their vital work with people across Sheffield.

This follows two hugely successful pre-pandemic food collections in the 2019/20 season, each of which saw fans donate over a tonne of food.



Live match commentary will be provided by iFollow with Rob O’Neill and John Pearson, while the game will be streamed live overseas.

Audio match passes are available for £2.50.


The hashtag for our content relative to Saturday’s game is #SHWLIN

Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the game as well as all key match information, including team news at 2.00pm.

Our official Instagram @swfcofficial will also keep you up to date on the latest events and content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday!

The key news will also be uploaded to our Facebook page HERE.


Our guest in the corporate lounges on Saturday is former Owls striker Shefki Kuqi, who will also be pitchside for the 50-50 draw at half time. Tickets for the 50-50 draw are £1 - look out for the sellers around the ground.


The Megastore will be open from 9.00am until kick-off and for 45 minutes after the game.

Shirt printing will be available until 2.00pm.

Our popular 2021/22 away shirt is back in stock for adults in small, medium, large and 2XL.


Owls: Darren Moore has confirmed that defender Lewis Gibson faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a muscular injury.

Sam Hutchinson will be assessed ahead of the clash with Lincoln.

George Byers has returned to full training, though the weekend fixture may come too soon for the former Swansea man.


Lincoln: Defender Joe Walsh (quad) has been ruled out after suffering injury in the midweek 1-0 defeat to Wimbledon.

Imps captain Liam Bridcutt will miss the trip to Hillsborough with a knee injury, but right back Regan Poole could be available for selection.


Lincoln: LDLWL


30 Jan 1980 | Owls 3-0 Lincoln | FA Cup
11 Nov 1978 | Owls 0-0 Lincoln | Division Three
2 Sept 1978 | Lincoln 1-2 Owls | Division Three
18 Mar 1978 | Lincoln 3-1 Owls | Division Three
22 Oct 1977 | Owls 2-0 Lincoln | Division Three

Fans are reminded of their conduct during all home and away fixtures HERE.

Hillsborough is an all-seater stadium and supporters are urged to remain seated and keep gangways clear at all times.

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Match Reports

Report: Wednesday 1-1 Lincoln

23 October 2021

Lincoln hit a late equaliser to deny Wednesday all three points at Hillsborough on Saturday.

The Owls led through Dennis Adeniran in the second half following a forgettable opening 45 but with the hosts heading for the win, Lewis Montsma levelled with 10 minutes to go.

The Imps deserved something from the contest in truth and the honours might have gone either way but both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils from a relatively balanced contest overall.


Bailey Peacock-Farrell was called into action 11 minutes in when Anthony Scully darted towards goal on the angle and the Owls keeper came out on top.

Wednesday worked Josh Griffiths at the other end as Lee Gregory was a whisker away from collecting Saido Berahino’s slide rule feed 10 yards out.

The Imps had a penalty claim waved away after Scully tumbled in the area under a double challenge from Liam Palmer and Marvin Johnson and the visitors did look the more likely.


But it was the Owls that created the best chance of a low key first half six minutes before the break. Berahino advanced on goal from the left of the area and lashed a low drive that Griffiths did well to divert at his near post.

The game needed a second half spark and Lincoln came close to providing it straight after the resumption when Regan Poole crossed from the right and the on-rushing Scully just failed to make a connection in the six-yard box.

But it was Wednesday that broke the deadlock, with Adeniran on target for his third goal of the season. Fisayo Dele-Bashiru menacingly moved forward and unleased a long-ranger that Griffiths could only parry and Adeniran hooked into the unguarded goal.


The Owls clicked into gear and began to stamp their authority on the game, keeping the ball well while asking questions of the Lincoln backline.

Dele-Bashiru embarked on one mazy run to which Lincoln had no answer and the only thing missing was the finish as the midfielder’s effort drifted beyond the far post.

Dominic Iorfa shot wide after powering upfield before Wednesday were caught by a sucker punch with 80 minutes on the clock.


Poole’s corner was inviting, right into the danger zone, and Montsma glanced a low header home in front of the travelling fans from Lincolnshire that gave their side a point.

Wednesday: Peacock-Farrell, Hunt, Palmer, Iorfa, Johnson, Brown (Shodipo 87), Bannan, Adeniran, Dele-Bashiru, Berahino (Corbeanu 81), Gregory (Paterson 61)

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Owls v Lincoln

8 October 2021

Owls v Lincoln City
Saturday 23 October – (3.00pm)
League One

Tickets for this Category A fixture start from £23 for Adult Owls Members and £5 for Under 11 Members on the Kop.

Tickets are on sale now to Season Ticket holders/Owls Members and will go on general sale from Tuesday 12 October.

Tickets are available to purchase at the Ticket Office, by telephone on 03700 201867 (Option 1, £2 booking fee per ticket) or via the SWFC online shop.

Kop Members Non Members
Adult £23 £26
Senior/Under 21 £13 £16
Student & Armed Forces £16 £26
Junior U17 £10 £15
Junior U11 £5 £10
Junior U5 (advance sale only) £5 £5


North/Grandstand Members Non Members
Adult £26 £29
Senior/Under 21 £16 £19
Student & Armed Forces £19 £29
Junior U17 £10 £15
Junior U11 £5 £10
Junior U5 (advance sale only) £5 £5


South Members Non Members
Adult £29 £32
Senior/Under 21 £19 £22
Student & Armed Forces £22 £32
Junior U17 £10 £15
Junior U11 £5 £10
Junior U5 (advance sale only) £5 £5

Supporters who attend this game and purchase tickets in advance under their own ID number will receive 10 Ticket Priority Points.

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