Date: 2nd September 2019 at 8:56am
Written by:
Lincoln City
2 – 0
Fleetwood Town

Sincil Bank

Sky Bet League One

31/08/2019 3:00 pm

Attendance: 8361

Referee: Steve Martin

Lincoln City Fleetwood Town
Walker 34', 35'
Vickers Gilks
Eardley Coyle
Bostwick Clarke 45'
Shackell Souttar
Toffolo Andrew
 
Connolly 75' Coutts
Morrell Rossiter 78'
Anderson Biggins 52'
Payne Burns
Grant 74' Madden
Walker 71' Morris

Substitutes

O'Connor 75' Cairns
Bolger Eastham
Andrade 74' Dempsey 78'
Chapman Evans 45'
Smith Hunter 52'
Lewis Wallace
Akinde 71' Sheron

Game Statistics

12 Goal attempts 14
3 On Target 2
3 Corners 6
8 Fouls 8
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
39 % 61

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.”

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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.

Onward!”

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!

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Monday, 2 September 2019

 

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