Views from PerthImp following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home against Exeter City in League One: “First 25 mins we weren’t in the game and allowed Exeter to take the initiative. As the game went on, particularly the second half, we got stronger and more confident. Great to see Adelukan, Sorensen and Sanders rise to the standard they should be at. Some early tentative play by a number of our players but they were a lot more positive in the second half. Decent start and a point on the board. Surprised to see Maguire in the starting squad and coming on, but I think he did quite well considering he hasn’t featured in any games so far. Great turnout (credit to the 500+ Exeter fans for making the journey 👏). Onwards to Portsmouth – different proposition, I think, but at least we have a week to work on things.”
More views from the Match Thread:
WellingtonImp: “A better performance than many would have expected, and after a slow start. Should have won in the end, but good to score in the first game and get something up on the board. A tougher test coming up next match, so that will be a good measure of where we’re at.”
Jules: “There was something I really liked about the second half. First half we were still in the changing rooms, but the second players fought for the ball and we actually looked like we could win. Far from perfect, but something to build on and hopefully we will be fine.”
Impish: “Much better in the second half and Kennedy must have been happier with the response after the first 45. Could have won it if Scully had been his usual self (looked a bit off it today IMO). Sorensen is my MOM and a totally different player to last season which is great for him and us if he can continue like that.
Exeter were one of my tips to finish below us so today is not a great result but it was important not to lose today. There are often many draws on the opening day of a new season. Getting everyone back fit and then hopefully adding two or three decent players and we shall see how we look then.”
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!
Lincoln City 1-1 Exeter City:
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) August 2, 2022
30/07/2022 3:00 pm
Referee: Andy Haines
|Lincoln City||Exeter City|
|Hopper 49'||Nombe 14'|
|Wright (GK)||Lee (GK)|