29/12/2019 3:00 pm
Referee: James Oldham
|Lincoln City||Ipswich Town|
|Anderson 6', Walker 45'+2, 72', Bostwick 79', Hesketh 90'+2||Garbutt 32', Toffolo 59' (og), Keane 83'|
Views from Joseph Lovett following Sunday’s 5-3 win at home against Ipswich Town in League One: “Easily game of the year and a contender for game of the decade on entertainment. If that doesn’t make you want to go to Peterborough or Sunderland, nothing will!
You would never have thought that recently we have struggled to create opportunities based on that performance. We were almost creating chances at will and could have easily scored a couple more had we had a little more composure.
Ipswich struggled to cope with the neat triangles and quick one-twos. Although they looked dangerous going forward, they were fairly poor defensively. All 5 goals were really good quality, the pick of the bunch being the 3rd for me.
Difficult to pick the man of the match between Morrell, Walker, Bostwick Toffolo, but I’d give it to Morrell. He ran the show and picked up 2 top assists. It is critical that we hold on to him for the remainder of the season.
If we can remove the basic errors of giving the ball away (ultimately lead to their 2nd goal), we’ll be fine. At times we are our own worst enemy. Only another area for improvement based on today’s performance was our throw-ins. Fair play to Ipswich who pressed us aggressively, but, we had a little movement for someone to pick the ball up.
Great to see the LNER stadium rocking. Onwards and upwards.”
More views from the Match Thread:
sedgleyimp: “Not long back in the dark side of the Midlands after a lovely long weekend at my parents and still buzzing about yesterdays game. I think we were helped by Ipswich coming at us with the intent of winning the game rather than other teams who come for a point as Shrewsbury did in October. Terrific match. I do hope we can hold onto our three on-loan players. Walker and Morrell have been very good all season and I think have benefited from regular football with us so hopefully, that will stand us in good stead with both Forest and Bristol in keeping to the original agreement. Hesketh showed yesterday what he can offer when he’s on his game and based purely on that showing I hope he stays also.”
ScottyimpinChessy: “Just got back home to Derbyshire. What a game and what a performance, outstanding from all the lads & crowd. A big hand to Appleton and his team, we look very organised and at times unplayable. I’m not sure about the messing around at the back from goal kicks but that’s a minor point. Ipswich looked threatening and a good footballing side but seemed disorganised at the back and not shy of kicking Toff up in the air at every opportunity. Norwood still a handful, wish we could afford him. Add in a couple of beers in the Golden Eagle and it was a great day. UTI!”
MaineRoad_96: “What a great game. Ipswich were an embarrassment but take nothing away from our performance. Hard to pick out individuals but Hesketh had by far his best game for us today. We’ve really struck lucky getting Appleton as a coach and today proves it. Be really interesting to see how we get on against two good teams this week now. Oh, and one last thing – they’ll be quite a few keyboard warriors crying into their microwave lasagne for one tonight.”
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City Football Club for the photograph!
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) December 31, 2019