Discussion in 'football' started by JimW, Jul 13, 2016.
We're saving ourselves till Saturday. Clearly.
And with a nil nil home draw against Boreham wood we slip back into the relegation zone. Looks like this one is going to go right down to the wire.
Disappointing day out in Essex, never really at it first half against a pretty sharp Daggers, still managed to create a complete sitter we spurred. Daggers took a deserved lead second half but Doidge got us back in it and we finally had a decent spell but then conceded a soft one from a set piece. Looking almost certain that playoffs are the best we can hope for and our results against the sides we'd play in them are pretty underwhelming.
Just about to get the bus to Sutton. They've been good at home and we need a win to make any sort of fight of the run in, though realistically it's about form going into the playoffs.
Scrapped for that, Sutton were quick and getting most of the ball for long spells but fortunately lacked a nit in the final third. We couldn't put the ball in at about eight attempts with pinball in their box but then Ellis did from the resulting corner. Doidge then had a tap in rounding Puddy after he cocked up receiving a back pass. We were defending stoutly against a physical Sutton side but they were still mostly reduced to shots from distance until very late on Ellis was dismissed for a professional foul on one of their lads who must have been through, our first red of the season and our media bloke claims he won the ball. They then scored exploiting the gap where Mark should have been as we didn't readjust quick enough. That was deep into added time fortunately so it didn't get to nervous.
2-1 down after the first Trophy semi final game, albeit with a team mostly of reserves and loanees. Bit disappointing but I still think we have a good chance at home in the second leg - it will be interesting to see if we stick to the Trophy team or bring the first team players in.
Ellis's red card rescinded which is great news, not just for the obvious reasons but also means we're back to being the only side in the league not to get one yet.
Danny Cowley has announced all the players who've played this season will be offered new contracts. Bold move...
As a York supporter I was pleased to see the first leg of the Trophy result but TBH I don't think most of us care about the Trophy - survival in the National League, looking a little bit more hopeful recently but still quite dismal, is far more important...
Lost in the last minute to Gateshead. Bad result.
Comfortable in the end, Wrexham started brightly, pressing but their lack of discipline probably put themselves off more than us. Nicked a lead just before the half when Dale Bennett poked in after a scramble in the box. We were on top second half then got a soft pen with Woolery bumped in the box. Noble smashed that then Doidge put the cherry on it with a superb chip over their advancing keeper.
Made a meal of that having looked comfortable first half. Doidge is on fire! Top of the league until we get spanked Saturday.
Phew. Thought we were dead & buried at half time.
Saw that scoreline, sounded like some game! Safety almost feasible if you keep at it.
My bro went - said (via text) he needed beta blockers afterwards...
Very poor from Lincoln yesterday I have to say against a Borehamwood side who were very average and didn't really need to be better. A lot of key players look knackered and some of the loanees that have been brought in to boost the squad aren't of the same standard. Danny Cowley will do well to get the team back together for Saturday.
After a very poor performance against Macclesfield in the Trophy on Saturday we bounced back with a 4 - 1 win against North Ferriby last night. Just hope Lincoln and Forest Green can only manage a draw on Saturday.
You're better placed as challengers than we are and your run-in looks doable. Ours isn't too bad either but still Lincoln's to lose.
From a Lincoln point of view I'd be quite happy with a draw on Saturday tbh.
Well, you did a lot better than that! Thought we coped well first half bar allowing some free headers and Doidge is in such form nicking a goal was always on. But blown away second half in the end, even if that included some typical Rhead shithousery plenty of good stuff from you too (him included). Doesn't bode too well for the playoffs, not the losing but the second half performance of neither one thing or another.
Still, maybe you and Tranmere will get a run of draws against the minnows and we'll sneak through barely managing a showing against anyone good.
Managed to hang on to a one goal lead despite the best efforts of the referee to bugger it up. That man is a clown of epic proportions.
Yeah feels like a big win tbh. Not just in terms of the points but in the performance - miles better than Borehamwood. No coincidence that was more or less the first team yesterday. Not so many loanees. Obviously they've bad to spread the load because of the cups but hopefully they'll keep the team more or less like that for the remaining games.
Delighted to see Lincoln win that one yesterday and hard to see you not progressing now tbh.
The play-offs this year...wooft. What a lottery. Think the top three are pretty much nailed on to be part of it but it's hard to perm the final participant from Aldershot, Gateshead, Dover, Barrow, even Macclesfield who have plenty games in hand.
Time for two to go up automatically and a third promotion sport to be decided from play-offs, as it is in all the other higher leagues. The NL is a much, much stronger league than it was twenty years ago and barring the odd North Ferriby who slip through the net, the number of part time diddy teams- and their ability to survive- drops year by year.
Aldershot seem to be making a late charge and I'd guess them of the contenders though plenty to happen yet.
On Lincoln's loanees Angol was a constant thorn even first half and took his goal well, maybe he has games like his debut then a flatter showing.
Lost 4-2 at home to Maidstone. Here comes relegation...
He's done much better when playing with Rhead alongside him to do the physical stuff I think. Although he's a big bloke he still doesn't have Rhead's strength (or general pain-in-the-arseness).
Lincoln did really well to hold onto Rhead who apparently wanted to re-join Paul Cox at Barrow at the beginnng of the season.
He's a perfect National League striker, really. Not sure he quite has it for League Two- he was a bit indifferent at that level when Mansfield went up a few seasons back. But an absolute handful to play against.
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