Date: 31st December 2018 at 3:18pm
Written by:
Cambridge United
1 – 2
Lincoln City

The Abbey Stadium

Sky Bet League Two

29/12/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 6858

Referee: Carl Boyeson

Cambridge United Lincoln City
Ibehre 28' Eardley 70', Akinde 75'
Forde Smith
Taylor Shackell
Darling Bostwick
Carroll Toffolo 87'
O'Neil 59' Anderson
Lewis Pett 62'
Amoo 73' Frecklington
Brown 88' Andrade 66'
Ibehre Rhead


Taft Gordon 66'
Azeez 88' O'Connor 62'
Dunk 73' Wharton 87'
Mitov Chapman
Osadebe 59' Wilson
Davies Mensah
John Slocombe

Game Statistics

21 Goal attempts 8
6 On Target 5
7 Corners 1
21 Fouls 25
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
50 % 50

Views from berksimps following Saturday’s 2-1 win away at Cambridge United in Sky Bet League Two: “How differently we see games, I thought we were poor for much of the first half, Harry and Rheady being the exceptions. That half, we defended deeper and deeper and Shackell probably played as poorly as I have seen him this season. He also had a go at Smith for the goal, when we were initially caught on the break and their number 14 got up better than any of us. I don’t think we even tested their keeper first half.

Second half and there was more belief, Harry continued to be unplayable but may have been lucky with the clash of heads incident. Rheady didn’t miss a header virtually all game and he and Akinde kept and shielded the ball so well. Eardley’s free-kick was sublime, Akinde’s goal was almost sucked into the net by the travelling 2,200 Imps fans. Thereafter is was Rourke’s Drift, bodies laid on the line, and Smith earning his corn.

What a game, what an atmosphere, what a battle. The day ends with City on 50 points, 6 ahead of the rest. We would all have taken that.”

More views from the Match Thread:

JT_LCFC: “Fantastic just shows fighting for every point is crucial, suddenly with the results we are 8 points from 3rd with a game in hand. Win on NYD and we can really enjoy Everton.”

BMF 53: “Performances like today win teams promotion. City showed great fight in the second half and grafted out a superb win. A bit lucky, yes, with Cambridge hitting the woodwork twice, however, 3 more points are in the bag. At the end of the season, I think we will all look back on the second half today as being the pivotal moment of the season.

It must have been a great boost to have nearly 2300 away fans, 100 miles from home. A great show all-round. UTI”

Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!

Posted by Vital Lincoln City on Monday, 31 December 2018


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