The Emirates FA Cup
9/11/2019 3:00 pm
Referee: Kevin Johnson
|Ipswich Town||Lincoln City|
|Dozzell 79'||Walker 37'|
Views from Chimpimp following Saturday’s 1-1 draw away at Ipswich Town in the First Round of The Emirates FA Cup: “First of all most of us go to football matches for enjoyment. Watching Lincoln playing at Portman Road was a pretty good way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
I thought we played pretty well. If we had been on a good run with a few wins behind us it would probably have been a handsome victory today.
However, we aren’t on a run like that and therefore the composure in front of goal isn’t all it might be.
Obviously the penalty would have killed the game. Walker in a team winning every week would have scored.
The good news though is how well we played. The players just need to stick at what they are doing. Two weeks of deserving to win away and being disappointed with a draw is not the most desperate situation.
Thought Connolly did well. Liked the look of Hesketh. Pleased to see Chapman get another chance, he put in one particularly good cross which the Ipswich defender just about managed to scramble away from under the bar. We need to get his future tied to Lincoln, ASAP.
A lot of good performances though to be fair.
Walker certainly can’t complain about service today. Could and should have had a Hatrick.
A few will also have been very surprised by how often we managed to get a shot on goal (14) when the great defender we should never have let go (James Wilson) was in the opposition’s side.
If we keep producing the performances, the results we are beginning to deserve will come.”
More views from the Match Thread:
collingham imps: “Thought the football played by the Imps in the first half was some of the best certainly this season and a long time before – it was more backs to the wall in the second half but on the counter we were very dangerous – MA has done a good job with the limited options that he has because of the unbalanced nature of the squad – a regular gripe of mine I acknowledge.
Who Do You Think Will Win The First Round Replay?
Merthyr Imp: “This is the first chance I’ve had to put a few thoughts on about yesterday’s match.”
We should really have had the game won before they scored – not only with the missed penalty (and he also missed the follow-up), but Hesketh’s early chance when he put the ball high over the bar when unmarked, the penalty that it looked from a hundred yards away should have been given early on, Walker’s chance in the second half. And then Grant could have got a late winner but was another to put the ball over the bar.
But there we are. It’s stating the obvious to say that once again we were the better team but didn’t get the win because of failing to score.
Is it my imagination or does anyone else think Hesketh plays further forward than Payne in the same position? (I don’t just mean in this match). I thought Payne did OK out wide, and wasn’t afraid to use his right foot a time or two.
Although it was the biggest FA Cup attendance on the day it was sad to see about 40% of the ground not in use. Worst legroom I think I’ve ever experienced at a match. Good cheeseburger though.”
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) November 11, 2019