Lincoln City upset the odds as they beat Shrewsbury to win the Checkatrade Trophy on their first trip to Wembley.

Elliot Whitehouse’s close-range strike proved enough for the League Two play-off hopefuls to defeat League One automatic promotion chasers Shrewsbury.

But the Imps rode their luck, Bryn Morris hitting the bar for Shrewsbury.

Town should also have had a penalty for handball against Luke Waterfall, but for luckless Shrewsbury their fourth visit to Wembley again ended in defeat.

The Imps had their biggest let-off when big striker Matt Rhead was only booked in the 10th minute for his blatant elbow on Shrewsbury goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

Credit to Shrewsbury Town, who fought valiantly to get back into the game after the break, but their winless run at Wembley continues.

It’s clear to see Lincoln City fans are ecstatic to have lifted the Checkatrade Trophy and maybe go on to seal promotion to League One.


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