Lincoln won on penalties with Palmer and Green scoring pens, then Frecklington scoring the decisive penalty. In the 90 minutes, Lincoln were the better side overall. Chelsea U21 have some excellent young English players, especially Hudson-Odoi and St Clair, but they didn't get into the game enough. On the one occasion Hudson-Odoi did, Chelsea scored. If Chelsea U21 had played as they did in the previous round against Oxford, they would have won.
"Four points clear as Lincoln are McCaffreyised", CHAD headline, April 1975