Date: 15th October 2018 at 6:35pm
Written by:
Port Vale
2 – 6
Lincoln City

Vale Park

Sky Bet League Two

13/10/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 5137

Referee: Brett Huxtable

Port Vale Lincoln City
Conlon 51', Whitfield 90+4' (pen) Anderson 3', McCartan 38', Legge 45+5' (og), Bostwick 48', Wharton 78', Wilson 84'
Brown Vickers
Legge
 
Wharton
Hannant Pett
Rawlinson Frecklington 46'
Smith Rhead 81'
Pugh 46' Andrade
Kanu Toffolo
Vassell Bostwick
Conlon McCartan 76'
Clark 52' Eardley
Whitfield Anderson

Substitutes

Hornby Slocombe
Kay 52' Gordon
Worrall Green 76'
Miller
 
46' Chapman 81'
Dodds Wilson
 
46'
Daniels Mensah
Hardcastle

Game Statistics

9 Goal attempts 11
4 On Target 7
2 Corners 13
6 Fouls 16
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
45 % 55

Views from Joseph Lovett following Saturday’s 6-2 win against Port Vale in Sky Bet League Two: “How bad were Port Vale at defending set pieces?

Shame about Newport bagging a late winner, but the gap to 4th still hasn’t changed.

Isn’t it crazy how quickly fans get greedy? Prior to the game, I would have taken a nervy 1-0 win after being battered all game. 6-1 up I’m screaming for more goals and gutted when they get a last-minute penalty. Can only think the ref was feeling sorry to not award us a penalty but give them one.

A hugely impressive away performance from the lads, particularly when you consider the key changes to the team and formation change just before kick-off. Hopefully, the injuries aren’t too severe, though Freck looked like he was struggling.”

More views from the Match Thread:

Gaz_Imp: “Great performance. Pett bossed it again, the lad is a dream, superb to watch. We conceded two but actually thought centre-halves were very good. McCartan everywhere and didn’t get them a rest.

They had to be the worst side we’ve played this season. Never seen a team defend so badly from set pieces, even when we were in the national league, like statues! Our deliveries were superb mind, much better.

Not sure how they got a pen but we didn’t.

They must be sick of us at their place now, that’s 10 we’ve put past them this season!”

Luke Imp: “Brilliant result, forgetting the scoreline, when you consider the disruption to the side.

We lose Akinde and O’Connor, so change to 3-5-2. We then lose Shackell in the warm-up and have to go 4-4-2 and at HT we lose Frecklington as well.

The spine of the team basically ripped out, albeit Wharton’s a more than adequate replacement at the back.”

Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Monday, 15 October 2018

 

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