10/10/2020 3:00 pm
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
|Lincoln City||Bristol Rovers|
|Baldwin 46' (OG)||Daly 48', Hanlan 58' (PEN)|
Views from hulloutpost following yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at home against Bristol Rovers in League One: “Frustrating; too many loose passes when not under pressure; poor crosses. Shot ourselves in the foot several times with an assist from the referee on a couple of incidents for good measure. Did Hopper get a muscle injury? Basically, we made hard work of the match and hard work for ourselves. More a case of us defeating ourselves than Rovers beating us.
Bristol Rovers defended well I’ll give them that.
After all, that though it’s important to play against a savvy team like Bristol and unpick the mistakes for when we play other physical sides some of whom will also sit in. Should be better for the experience.
I still think over a season our strengths will take us further than Bristol’s limitations so suck it up and move on. Fleetwood becomes a really fascinating test now.
A lot of players gave the ball away several times when not under pressure; certainly not just Edun. As a result, we never got going so even though we had 70% possession it was disjointed and lacking in creativity.
On rare occasions, we looked like we might get some flow Bristol were alert enough to stop the game and break up any possibility of some momentum.”
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More views from the Match Thread:
sedgleyimp: “Let’s move on quickly from that. Will be a test with a tough game next week. Disappointed but not disheartened. Not many stand out performances but Montsma looked assured if a little over-enthusiastic on occasions so he’ll get my MOM. A few players not at the very high standards of earlier games but that’s going to happen.”
Croozey: “oh dear. 100% record gone. Bristol Rovers looked like they were well drilled and organised in defence. Had we not conceded that 1st goal we would have won the game. We struggled to break them down after that. I felt our 1st touch was iffy today. We needed 2 or 3 touches and Bristol marked us tightly, so we didn’t have much time on the ball.”
JT_LCFC: “We didn’t deserve to lose, but weren’t inventive enough in the final third. Nevertheless, it will provide vital learning experience playing against a team happy to sit and play on the break; we haven’t come across that so far to date.
Most disappointing today was conceding straight after scoring. If we held onto the lead for 10-15 minutes, the likely outcome would have meant them sacrificing their defensive shape. Nevertheless, with a crowd in today, we would have had a penalty first half on McGrandles in which the ref got wrong.
One query though why did Montsma have to go off, yet when their players collided they stayed on? I thought the ref was petty throughout but we did commit sin against frustration at times.
It has been a tough start and in fairness, to Bristol Rovers they won’t be no thrills but will frustrate a lot if teams this year.”
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