Sky Bet League One
31/08/2019 3:00 pm
Referee: Steve Martin
|Lincoln City||Fleetwood Town|
|Walker 34', 35'|
Views from Luke Imp following Saturday’s 2-0 win at home against Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One: “Boring, boring Fleetwood. Zzzzzzzzz. Decent side, technically very good and well-drilled but predictable.
But, as much as we all love nice passages of play, of which there were some from us, I think we need to applaud and appreciate just how good we were without the ball today. There was a reason that Fleetwood kept passing the ball sideways and backwards, which is in part why they ended up boring us all to tears (not that I care if we win) because they weren’t brave enough to try anything else.
The first shot on target for them, what, 75th minute? And at that point, we should have been three up.
Wonderful move for the first, great cross, great run, great header. Great. The second was well taken as well.
Bit of a nothing game really.”
More views from the Match Thread:
Snats: “For the first 30 minutes, it felt like watching us play ourselves. Like us, Fleetwood knew all the little niggles and dirty work to try and get under our skin. And, like us, they were very organised, incisive, with some nice passing and movement.
The difference is that we have Tyler Walker, an absolute dream of a striker. Give him a chance and he will score (apart from that hat-trick chance in the second half, such a shame he couldn’t put that away). Two goals from him, and suddenly it’s done and dusted. Fleetwood barely threatened after that.
Two non-footballing highlights: Rheady’s name being sung to spite Barton (even Joey must have allowed himself a smile at that), and Matt Gilks applauding the home fans at the end. You can see that part of his heart is still here.”
NottyImp: “Fleetwood were really quite odd. No urgency, no real sense of any desire to win after the first 20 minutes or so. Lots of lethargic knocking it about, but no incisive runs, forward momentum or penetration.
With slightly better finishing, it could easily have been 4-0 to us, although they did create a couple of chances that were completely fluffed.
Excellent stuff from Walker, pleased for him. Looks to be growing in confidence.
Red Wimp: “Strange kind of game, I think we had more possession against Everton than we did today in the 1st 30 minutes but agree unless there’s some purpose passing for passing sake is boring. After the goals was a different game, only right near the end did they get anywhere (a couple of atrocious finishes by Madden thought he was supposed to be good?). Evans looked pretty off the pace I thought.”
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) September 2, 2019