Lions’ cup dream is over as Robinson brace steers Lincoln through

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Guiseley’s hopes of an extended run in the FA Cup were ended last night as they went down 2-1 at home to Lincoln City in a fourth qualifying round replay, writes TOM Feaheny.

The visitors pressed from the off and almost took the lead inside the first minute, when a ball was threaded through to Harry Anderson but he was bravely denied by Dan Atkinson.

The away side were keeping most of the possession but Guiseley broke the deadlock when Michael Rankine aimed a pass across the face of goal, Adam Boyes looked bound to score but the ball was cleared in the nick of time for City.

Lincoln took the lead just before half-time when Theo Robinson took advantage of hesitation in the Guiseley defence and fired an effort in from 20 yards

The visitors ended the half with a goal and started it with another one when former Huddersfield and Derby frontman Robinson was found in the area after a well-worked move and he slotted it home.

Guiseley though were not down and out and halved the deficit when Nicky Clee crossed to Boyes who controlled the pass well and fired home.

The hosts momentum was knocked though when Connor Brown was shown a straight red card for a challenge that many deemed a yellow at worst on the initial viewing and in the end they couldn’t find the equaliser.

For City, they go on to meet Altrincham in the First Round Proper next month.