Date: 19th March 2018 at 8:50am
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Do you agree with this week’s quote from the Grimsby Telegraph? – “Eight minutes of first half madness saw Lincoln City claim the bragging rights in the Lincolnshire derby as Grimsby Town fell to a 3-1 defeat at Sincil Bank.” – Share your views on our Match Thread.

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Lincoln City OS:

“Three quick goals in under ten minutes in the first half were to ultimately win the day for City. Lee Frecklington, Matt Green and Scott Wharton set the tone before a Ben Davies penalty spot in the dying moments of the first half gave the away side hope. But City weren’t to be denied the win as the majority of people in the highest gate of the season so far were to go home with the bragging rights.

The game got underway at Sincil Bank with both sets of supporters in vociferous mood, the atmosphere was electric despite the freezing conditions. City pressed early and had a flurry of attacks, but Grimsby stood resolute, clearing their lines after positive moves down either flank from the Imps as Neal Eardley and Jordan Williams seemed to be continually peppering the visiting area with crosses.”

Report: The Imps V Grimsby Town

Grimsby Town OS:

“A spell of three goals in seven first-half minutes did the damage for the hosts as Lee Frecklington, Matt Green and Scott Wharton all got on the scoresheet.

Town had hit the woodwork through Harry Cardwell and Martyn Woolford at 0-0 but the home side, with a strong wind in their favour, had always looked the more dangerous of the two sides.

The Mariners did manage to pull a goal back through Ben Davies from the penalty spot in the last minute of the first half to give the 1,696 travelling supporters in the sell-out crowd something to cheer.

But Town were unable to build on that after the interval as Lincoln saw out the game to claim all three points.”

Match Report: Lincoln City 3-1 Grimsby Town

Match Reports – What The Newspapers Say

Lincolnshire Live:

“A three-goal burst inside seven first-half minutes ensured Lincoln City secured derby bragging rights with a 3-1 victory over struggling Grimsby Town.

Lee Frecklington, Matt Green and Scott Wharton were all on target in the first half as the Imps strengthened their play-off bid.

Ben Davies pulled a goal back from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time, but City never looked like conceding again during a second half they managed well.

Amid a howling wind and intermittent snow blizzards, the game got off to a scrappy start.”

Match report – Lincoln City cruise to derby victory over struggling Grimsby Town

Grimsby Telegraph:

“Eight minutes of first half madness saw Lincoln City claim the bragging rights in the Lincolnshire derby as Grimsby Town fell to a 3-1 defeat at Sincil Bank.

Goals from Lee Frecklington, Matt Green and Scott Wharton put the game beyond any doubt before the break, although Ben Davies scored from the penalty spot to give the visitors some hope.

With plenty on the line as well as derby pride, Michael Jolley made three changes to his side for his second game in charge.

In came Reece Hall-Johnson, Martyn Woolford and Harry Cardwell to take on the Imps, while there was no place in the squad for Easah Suliman, who is due to go on duty with England’s Under-20s this week.”

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Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City FC for the photograph.