Views from Luke Willson following Saturday’s 1-0 win at home against Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League Two: “Bit of a stodgy performance from us. Not Crawley bad but enough for it to be a bit huff and puff.
Felt as though we were guilty of trying to take Crewe on at their own game at times and got sucked into playing silly, pointless triangles in un-dangerous areas and slow in our build up play. Nor were we direct enough in our play and try and get in behind them and when we did, we scored and won a penalty.
A game where we again struggled against a side playing 3 at the back and got a much better hold in the second half when we brought Pett on and went 4-3-3, which gave us a bit more energy and another body in midfield.
Not seen the goal again yet but it looked poor keeping. Not sure how it’s gone in.
Crewe were typical Crewe. Easy on the eye, good passages of play and had you feeling that something *might* happen but didn’t have a final ball. Considering they had Bowery and Porter in the side, they were reluctant to get crosses into the box and also opted against shooting from the edge of the box so the sideways passing around the area didn’t little damage.
Not a game that’ll live long in the memory, not just our performance but there weren’t too many chances in the game either.
Of course, the big news ahead of the game was that Bostwick’s got rid of his Jesus’ hair…”
More views from the Match Thread:
Skip155: “I just couldn’t get the word ‘rehearsed’ out of my head today. I just feel like we do stuff on the training pitch and then the players try to replicate it on match day. Obviously, that’s the plan but sometimes you have to go off script and I think when that happens we look confused.
Defensively rock solid though and our points today are because we kept it at nil (defending as a team) whilst misfiring.”
SIMJON: “It was hard work yesterday, but thankfully that’s not something we’re not scared of. Neither of our wingers really got going and as a result, we struggled as an attacking force. Akinde is obviously a real handful and has provided some vital assists recently, but I’ve not, to be honest, and still think there is something not quite right there. I think players thrive in partnerships, and I don’t think his with McCarten is fully up to speed yet.”
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) October 8, 2018