Date: 16th April 2018 at 7:23pm
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Views from berksimps after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Port Vale in League Two: “Not great today, too much in the air, not enough winning of the second ball. Their centre backs and keeper coped well with all our laboured slow crosses which needed more variation. Rowe was a revelation, however, and had them on toast, until injured. Little happened constructively down the left, either half.

Inevitably those who put a huge physical effort in at Wembley were, by comparison, a little jaded and devoid of constructive ideas. It wasn’t that anyone was particularly bad, but few played very well and there was too little urgency. Disappointingly, of the substitutes, only Palmer improved things. His first touch was as good as anyone’s, and some hard work and low cross nearly provided a goal. He should start v Wycombe instead of either Green or Rhead. Anderson at times had difficulty beating his man and Williams added little.

There was a great atmosphere in the stand and almost no-one left until the team, and then Danny came over.”

Reaction from 100% Imps & Social Media:

Red Wimp: “Port Vale were very physical, interesting it’s normally our strength but the big centre-half was very effective in that way. Didn’t really get going, probably similar to Carlisle game but the set-piece went against us.”

Merthyr Imp: “We should never have lost but did so because we were caught out by a well-worked free kick (something we’ve been doing to other teams recently) and couldn’t make the most of the openings we did create. If we’d managed to make one of those count in the first half we would have won.”

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

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Monday, 16 April 2018


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