19/09/2020 3:00 pm
Referee: Brett Huxtable
|Milton Keynes Dons||Lincoln City|
|Mason 59'||Grant 11' (PEN), Hopper 78'|
Views from Huntsward following Saturday’s 2-1 win away at Milton Keynes Dons in League One: “A very good win today. We are the team that we were getting beaten by last season. The level of intelligent play is far beyond anything I’ve seen during my time as an Imps fan. To watch that feels like we’re a team who belongs at this level and no longer the plucky team outperforming from a league below. I seem to recall when Michael Appleton was appointed he mentioned something along the lines of possession not being important, and a ruthless attacking mindset being the key. Thus far, it is being delivered.
We were under pressure and not great in the second half, but we’ve got what was demonstrated in the second goal in the bag. It was never a penalty, I almost feel a bit guilty having gone one up from it, but happy to take the stroke of good fortune.
Harry has no doubt benefitted from some Michael Appleton input. He’s always needed guidance, and having been first moulded by DC, seems to have kicked on, refined his shortcomings and looks much more the complete package that I’m sure most of us thought he could be. He’s no longer the guy who runs and runs and more through luck than judgement delivers a decent ball. The better judgement is now there and he is becoming a very, very good player.
Michael Appleton is not the amiable character that our previous duo were and as such, it was inevitable that some would take some time to warm to him. He won’t care about that one bit and I’ve no doubt our performances thus far have gone a long way in endearing him to the more sceptical fans. It’s still early days but we appear to have made massive strides under his leadership”
More views from the Match Thread:
Gaz_Imp: “Great win. Strange decisions from the referee, about evened themselves out. On the major ones… Do think their goal was just on. Don’t think the penalty was a penalty but should have had one later on. A frustrating referee for both sides. The play on was the best decision.
Thought Palmer and Hopper were excellent. Good performances from Jorge, Jones, Monstma and Eyoma. They tried to take Eyoma in foot race once and gave up trying after that! Harry wasn’t making the best decisions for 60 mins but kept working and got it right eventually.
The way we are set up certainly lends itself to being an excellent away team. Although, without fans, does being home or away have as much impact now? Still, we continue to look very exciting when we break.”
The_skateboard_dad: “Football is a game of opinions. I thought (personally) the final balls were just not there and on another day MK could have quite easily put away a couple of their chances. There were a couple of moments where harry should have made better decisions or a better pass. One where we were clean through and all he had to do was put the ball Infront of the man and it was an open goal. But it was a completely different display in which perseverance shone through in the end.”
JT_LCFC: “Fantastic result, such a young side playing with skill but battling qualities long may it continue.”
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