Before our game away at Northampton Town, we published 3 Things We Need To Do To Beat Northampton Town.
What did we learn from Saturday’s 1-0 win away at Northampton Town?
1. At the last World Cup England spent a lot of time playing the ball back to the keeper, they struggled and their defence is much better than ours. We have a decent back line who in fairness do not want to lose the ball but on a couple of occasions, we gifted the forwards a one on one when we could have easily found a midfielder.
2. Maybe we should look at using the 4-4-2 but make sure it is 4-4-2 and not 4-4-1-1 with the hole player defending rather than joining in the attack, we have two decent forwards now who can run off each other’s knock-ons. Our wing backs are well capable of finding space beyond the midfield. Akinde has real pace and once he gets used to our players and style of play will be a real threat with Green, Rhead also changes things for the better coming on and providing a different threat.
3. Frecklington looks a lot fitter to me, did a lot more running in midfield and got forward a lot better. A point that member Impalex clearly agrees with: “looks a lot fitter than end of last season. Nearly back to his best and when he is, the opposition had better watch out!”
In our “Rate The Players v Northampton Town” thread, one member described Frecklington’s performance as “streetwise”, while another said, “Didn’t really notice him until the booking which was unnecessary”.
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) August 7, 2018