If Lincoln showed a bit more composure I think they quite possibly win that game, after looking the more dangerous side from what I saw of the 1st half, despite Bolton FM revelling in our apparent ‘domination’. We came out second half (well when the feed resumed anyway) with more composure and a measure of territorial control. Dapo’s direct threat and running worrying Lincoln’s backline and pushing us 15 yards up the pitch being absolutely pivotal.
Adelakun was getting the better of Gordon, especially on the break around 65/70 mins, but the supply line to him suddenly stopped and we made the most of a rush of blood to the head from Lincoln keeper Josh Griffiths. His poor connection after rushing out didn’t initially look to have cost them but Isgrove’s intelligent pressing meant we turned the ball over. A lucky ricochet, coupled with two super instances of composure from ain’t nobody like Kachunga, meant we stole the win, as the king of opportunistic strikes Sarce found the back of the Lincoln net.
Michael Appleton’s men became increasingly ragged in the last twenty, as highly-rated sub Dan N’Lundulu was clearly not yet on same wavelength as some of his teammates, with balls played into him either over hit or misplaced, and the Imps didn’t really threaten.
Isgrove chasing back to nick the ball off Tayo Edun, I think it was, on 94.43 (as the ref inexplicably played almost an extra minute of injury time) epitomised our second half display. Love that boyo! He works so hard for the shirt. There were some worries about Gethin being overran in the 1st half but he did his work far more diligently and with more vigour in the second period, nullifying Scully’s threat.
John & Bakayoko now both injured is a worry but we’ve still got numbers in reserve. Dennis Politic and Ronan Darcy going out on loan must mean Xavier Amaechi isn’t a million miles away from returning. Could he turn out to be the further x-factor we need up top?
A great win on the road, despite a frustrating evening looking at the iPad!
Come on you Whites!!!