Vital Football

Latest Lincoln City News

Report: Lincoln United 1-3 Lincoln City

Report: Lincoln United 1-3 Lincoln City

<div style='background-color: #fa0a0a;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/' title='rsspump'>rsspump</a></div>

Lincoln City began their pre-season campaign with a routine win on Friday night against city rivals Lincoln United, at a wet Ashby Avenue.

Gary Simpson included two of his new signings in his starting eleven, with Diagne and Burrow making their first starts for the Imps since there moves, complementing last seasons players Farman, Newton, Nolan, Power, Jordan and Robinson.

A number of trialists then made up the rest of the starting eleven with Hamza Bencherif the pick of the bunch, although Gary Simpson admitted afterwards that it may be unlikely that he will drop from the football league at this time.

Lincoln City started the game well controlling possession, but it was Lincoln United who nearly took the lead early on with Andy Hutchinson denied by a good save from Paul Farman. The Imps then threatened at the other end with United finally clearing their lines after Bencherif powered a header against the post.

City were on top, but the deadlock would be broke at the other end, when a good run by striker Sean Cann was ended with a naive tackle by Hollingsworth, who crudely ended the whites strikers run. Danny Brooks needed no second invites, and he calmly slotted his penalty past the Imps keeper to give City's neighbours the lead.

Lincoln City didn't seem fazed by falling behind, and were level soon after when some good link up play between Conner Robinson and Sean Newton, allowed Newton to tee up Alan Power to slot home with a plumb and level the score.

The Imps could smell blood and were duly ahead moments later, when a short free kick to Jon Nolan was drilled home by the city midfielder, to round off what had been a good half in the engine room.

A whole new team was sent out for the second half with trialist Luke Chambers starting in goal. The back four in front of him was made up of Nat Brown and Tom Miller and two Belgium trialists whose names I dont know.

In midfield Danny Meadows was the notable trialist, lining up alongside Mendy and Everington, with a front three of Ledsham, Simmons and talisman Ben Tomlinson rounding off the eleven.

There was definitely a hunger to two of the Imps players play, with Miller and Tomlinson setting the standard on what would be in truth a poor second half. As was the case last season these two were a cut above as the Imps looked for a third goal to kill off the game as a contest.

Alex Simmons was also putting in a useful shift as the game drew to its climax, but it would be the industrious Tom Miller who would seal the win late in the half, after a good knock down. Ben Tomlinson and Danny Meadows enjoyed some good link up play as the game petered out, but couldn't put the icing on the cake as the game finished 3-1 to the Imps.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Jamie Earls
Date:Sunday July 6 2014
Time: 8:56PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Lincoln City Articles

Stats: Lincoln City v Forest Green Rovers

All the stats from Lincoln City (3) vs (1) Forest Green Rovers, Sincil Bank, 25/3/17 - 12:15 Att: 6,798 (160 Forest Green Rovers Supporters)

Imps back on top after chopping down Forest Green

Brilliant Lincoln come from behind to beat Rovers 3-1

Forest Green Rovers (h): Team News & Match Updates

Today in the Vanarama National League Dagenham & Redbridge host York City, Macclesfield Town host Aldershot Town and Wrexham AFC host Torquay United.

Sutton United (a): Stadium Address & Admission Prices

Next Tuesday The Imps take on Sutton United in the Vanarama National League. In this Article you will find the Stadium Address and Admission Prices.

Archived Vital Lincoln Articles

Vital Lincoln articles from

Site Journalists

Jules
Editor email
Profile
The Imposter
Editor email
Profile
BrownImp
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will we win, lose or draw against Sutton United?
Suggested By: Vital Lincoln City
Win68%
Lose15%
Draw17%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Lincoln 36 23 6 7 75 35
2 Forest Green 39 22 9 8 75 31
3 Tranmere 37 22 7 8 73 24
4 Dag & Red 39 22 4 13 70 18
5 Aldershot 40 19 11 10 68 21
6 Gateshead 40 18 13 9 67 26
7 Dover Athletic 38 20 6 12 66 18
8 Barrow 39 17 14 8 65 19
9 Macclesfield 36 17 6 13 57 10
10 Wrexham 40 14 12 14 54 -11
11 Eastleigh 40 13 14 13 53 0
12 Boreham Wood 40 13 13 14 52 6
13 Chester 38 13 10 15 49 3
14 Bromley 39 14 7 18 49 -13
15 Solihull Moors 39 13 9 17 48 -4
16 Sutton 38 13 9 16 48 -6
17 Guiseley 40 12 10 18 46 -14
18 Braintree 40 12 9 19 45 -17
19 Maidstone 38 12 8 18 44 -17
20 Woking 40 11 8 21 41 -17
21 Torquay 39 10 10 19 40 -11
22 York 38 7 15 16 36 -19
23 Southport 39 9 7 23 34 -39
24 North Ferriby 40 10 3 27 33 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Lincoln City Results (view all)

Lincoln City Fixtures (view all)

Mar 28 2017 7:45PM : Sutton United (a)
Conference National
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Bromley (H)
Conference National
Apr 3 2017 7:45PM : Dagenham & Redbridge (H)
Conference National
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Eastleigh (a)
Conference National
Apr 11 2017 7:45PM : Chester (H)
Conference National
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Torquay United (H)
Conference National

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Jules1136
2.Stevie_imp688
3.Croozey293
4.Impalex267
5.NottyImp244
6.Luke Imp210
7.SalfordImp207
8.German Imp190
9.Barney Imp186
10.Cricklewoodimp179
Vital Football Comment