Date: 21st August 2018 at 11:04pm
Written by:
Lincoln City
2 – 1
Bury

Sincil Bank Stadium

Sky Bet League Two

21/08/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 8016

Referee: Sebastian Stockbridge

Lincoln City Bury
Akinde 75' (pen), Frecklington 82' O'Connell 32'
Smith Murphy
Shackell Stokes
Pett Aimson
 
 
Frecklington Thompson
Rhead 58' O'Connell
 
Green 59' Adams
Andrade Dawson
Chapman 45' Mayor 62'
Toffolo Dagnall 79'
Bostwick Omotayo 76'
Eardley
 
Danns

Substitutes

Slocombe Hudson
O'Connor Moore 79'
Wharton Telford
Wilson Barjonas
McCartan 59' McFadzean 76'
Anderson 45' O'Shea 62'
Akinde 58' Styles

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 16
7 On Target 5
6 Corners 6
11 Fouls 10
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 1
53 % 47

Views from NottyImp after tonight’s 2-1 victory at home against Bury: “The first half seemed a continuation of our Grimsby effort. Second to the ball, unable to dent the Bury defence and largely outplayed.

The second half we started brightly and forced Bury back who were clearly hoping just to keep us out. The changes worked and we pretty much dominated. I couldn’t see the penalty clearly, but seemed very similar to the O’Connor decision so I’m not complaining.

After getting level and Bury losing a man the win was always on.

We need to be up for it from the start, though. we probably can’t keep getting results by just turning up for 45 minutes.

Pett was excellent again. So pleased he has turned out not to be Billy Knott MkII. He’s not quite Woodyard, but he gives energy in the midfield that isn’t coming from anywhere else.”

More views from the Match Thread:

Snats: “BBC Sport have summed it up perfectly – “a smash-and-grab raid.” Wow did we get off the hook! Lifeless, complacent and lacking in quality for 75 minutes yet somehow we still won. Got to feel sorry for Bury, who looked like a very decent team.

We’ve only played well in 1 out of 4 games so far, yet we’ve got 10 points on the board. That’s a testament to the team spirit, but we do need to improve. They say that the best teams can win without playing well, but that shouldn’t be a weekly occurrence!”

gijsbert_bos: “Still think we need Bostwick in midfield rather than defence. He was really poor tonight IMO, caused lots of panic and uncertainty at the back, whereas he could have given us more physicality and control had he been in midfield. Pett, Freck and Chapman in midfield isn’t particularly physically intimidating.”

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Tuesday, 21 August 2018

 

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