Following Saturday’s 3-2 win at home against Northampton Town in the First Round of The Emirates FA Cup, we asked our members what three things they learned.
Here’s what Jamesimp said:
1. That we have a team as opposed to a group of individuals who play to the very end, even when we’re not quite on form, the level of effort doesn’t drop. This has always been the case since the arrival of Danny and Nicky Cowley.
2. We can defend poorly but still snatch victory. After a couple of stuttering home performances we lost to Colchester away, since then we have beaten two in-form sides, Forest Green Rovers had lost one all season, whilst Northampton Town had won six of their last seven, yet despite not being completely on our game, we beat them both.
3. We have reached the peak of attendances for the time being at least. Despite six hundred travelling from Northampton, we just managed six thousand in total, personally, I reckon some people share season tickets whilst others bought one to ensure a decent seat for the home games. There is certainly nothing to be alarmed about though.
I thought I’d add the following in reply to point 3:
Scotimp: “Looks like we had the largest gate of the day in the FA Cup, although Vale v Sunderland should beat it tomorrow.
Combined attendance at the other two games in Lincolnshire was just 4251 (2260 at Glumford, 1991 at Rubble Park).”
Scotimp: “Having said that, the crowd of 6,012 is higher than any gate we had in the National League prior to the game against Tranmere on 17 December 2016.”
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) November 14, 2018