Date: 20th December 2018 at 8:56pm
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The Vital Lincoln City members’ voted for whom they believe was The Imps Man of The Match in their 1-0 win at Stevenage in Sky Bet League Two.

Views from Niqlous: “Akinde for me. He was the difference between the two sides. He made the penalty and then confidently slotted it away.

But other than that he was a constant nuisance and occupied 2 if not 3 of their defenders for large periods of the game. He seems to be growing into the role the Cowleys have set out for him and growing in confidence with assured performances.

As I said he seemed to be the difference on the day. Their striker was kept quiet (by the fantastic Bostwick and Shackle) and Akinde was the better of the two.”

Here’s how the poll finished:

Smith: 1 vote – 10.0%
O’Connor: 0 votes – 0.0%
Shackell: 2 votes – 20.0%
Pett: 0 votes – 0.0%
Frecklington: 0 votes – 0.0%
Andrade: 0 votes – 0.0%
Toffolo: 0 votes – 0.0%
Bostwick: 5 votes – 50.0%
Eardley: 0 votes – 0.0%
Anderson: 0 votes – 0.0%
Akinde: 2 votes – 20.0%
Wharton: 0 votes – 0.0%
McCartan: 0 votes – 0.0%

More comments:

impsimps: “You can make a case for all of the defenders plus Akinde, gone for Smith, made some decent saves, felt confident with him in goal, slotted in well after a long absence.”

Stevie_imp: “Difficult one this time. For me, it is between Akinde who won and scored the penalty or Shackell and Bostwick who were excellent in defence. I’ve gone for Bostwick. He dominated in defence and won almost everything in the air.”

berksimps: “Bostwick by some distance. A magnificent 90-minute performance from “The Beast”. Cannot recall him not getting there first to any 50:50 challenge right throughout the game, and some of his heading was just magnificent.

Honourable mentions to Shackell, Eardley and Akinde. The defence was put under great pressure for long periods. Sure it was great that Akinde showed his class and won and scored the winning penalty. It was, however, a one-half performance, and he was largely anonymous after the break.”

Previous Winners:

August 2018:

Northampton Town (a): Josh Vickers: 35 votes – 97.2%
Swindon Town (h): Bruno Andrade: 11 votes – 39.3%
Port Vale (a – EFL Cup): Tom Pett: 20 votes – 87.0%
Grimsby Town (a): Michael Bostwick: 9 votes – 81.8%
Bury (h): Tom Pett: 52 votes – 94.5%
Notts County (h): Bruno Andrade: 34 votes – 66.7%
Blackburn Rovers (a – EFL Cup): Michael O’Connor: 5 votes – 62.5%

September 2018:

Exeter City (a): John Akinde: 22 votes – 81.5%
Mansfield Town (h – EFL Trophy): Michael Bostwick: 5 votes – 50.0%
Crawley Town (h): Jason Shackell: 13 votes – 37.1%
Macclesfield Town (a): Brundo Andrade: 15 votes – 36.6%
Milton Keynes Dons (h): Tom Pett: 23 votes – 43.4%
Cheltenham Town (a): Bruno Andrade: 14 votes – 66.7%

October 2018:

Tranmere Rovers (a): Shay McCartan: 10 votes – 62.5%
Crewe Alexandra (h): Jason Shackell: 6 votes – 35.3%
Scunthorpe United (a – EFL Trophy): Matt Rhead: 5 votes – 31.3%
Port Vale (a): Tom Pett: 11 votes – 45.8%
Cambridge United (h): Neal Eardley: 10 votes – 40.0%
Carlisle United (h): Tom Pett: 18 votes – 52.9%
Colchester United (a): Michael Bostwick: 7 votes – 63.6%

November 2018:

Forest Green Rovers (h): Michael Bostwick: 34 votes – 70.8%
Wolves U21s (h – EFL Trophy): Matt Green: 6 votes – 60.0%
Northampton Town (h – FA Cup): Bruno Andrade: 6 votes – 40.0%
Mansfield Town (h): Michael Bostwick: 18 votes – 50.0%
Oldham Athletic (a): Jason Shackell: 11 votes – 52.4%

December 2018:

Carlisle United: Bruno Andrade: 21 votes – 61.8%
Accrington Stanley (a – EFL Trophy): Joan Luque: 11 votes – 61.1%

Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Thursday, 20 December 2018

 

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