Following Saturday’s 3-1 defeat away at Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League One, we asked our members what three things they learned from the match.
Here’s what sedgleyimp said:
1. Other teams in this division are watching us closely and are adapting their approach to the game to nullify our potential match winners. It was very clear from yesterday that Wycombe were pressing us from the kick-off meaning that it was difficult for our skilful players to get time on the ball and create chances. Payne, Grant, O’Connor were swooped on every time they got the ball. Some opposition supporters may think we are still a long ball team but managers are clearly wise to how good we’ve become on the ball.
2. In no way am I going to decry any tactical set up that our magnificent management team have devised over the last three years, but when defending a corner I really prefer defenders to be on both posts. It may be a little ‘old school’ possibly but I don’t think their second goal goes in if someone is on the front post, and a defender on the back post might have headed the third one away. We bring everyone back for corners so I think we can afford one defender for each post.
3. Joe Morrell has become a key player in our style of play. His deserved call up for Wales highlighted how much we have relied on him in other games this season. We missed his battling abilities in the centre of the park yesterday.
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) September 9, 2019