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Imps victorious in dire affair

By Kate Jackson
September 1 2013

Lincoln City maintained their excellent start to the season with a victory at Dartford. It was far from a classic though in a game that was dominated by throw ins.

City kicked off and started well with Rowe forcing Alan Julian into making the save. This was quickly followed by a wasted corner, but it was a positive start from the Imps who knew that a win could potentially see them go top of the league.

Danny Harris had the first chance of the game for the hosts, but his low drive was well held by Farman, but this was to be followed by an even better save from Julian as he tipped a Foster effort from a corner onto the post, only to see the ball fall to Ben Tomlinson and the striker moved to the top of the goalscoring charts for the Imps with his third of the season.

The game was far from flowing though as numerous throw ins were causing very few lengthy spells of open football. Lee Noble hit a free kick out of play in the 30th minute before the Imps won another corner. This was played in and Boyce produced a fine save from Julian, only for the keeper to see his save go straight back to the defender and it was hit in for 2-0.

Clarke was booked for the hosts to end the half.

Nolan joined Clarke in the book right at the start of the second half but this half was again dominated by the ball going out of play. It wasn't until near the hour mark that either side had a decent chance in the first half and it fell the way of the hosts as Burns curled in a cross and Bradbrook headed home.

The Imps responded by bringing on Jake Sheridan for Waide Fairhurst and the substitution almost paid immediate dividends as the midfielder played the ball to Fofana, but the French midfielder could only hit it wide from 5 yards out. Tomlinson headeover.

Dartford were dominating the possession but weren't really doing anything with the ball until the final minutes when Cornhill hit the post. The hosts thought they had a penalty when Nat Brown handled in the area, but the referee didn't give a spot kick and the Imps went on to record victory and move up to fourth in the league.

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Imps victorious in dire affair
theimps.ka (IP Logged)
01/09/2013 01:07
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Re: Imps victorious in dire affair
PoshImp (IP Logged)
02/09/2013 22:22
I don't think that it was a 'dire' affair. I thought it was a well played game of two halves. We dominated the first half, no question, and they probably edged the second half. Fact is, we scored two when we were dominant and they scored just one, when they were dominant.


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Re: Imps victorious in dire affair
David The Imp (IP Logged)
03/09/2013 09:17
Give me a dire 2 1 every away game please haha,

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Re: Imps victorious in dire affair
davidimp (IP Logged)
03/09/2013 14:23
Another dire 20-23 wins and who knows.
I do kinda get the jist of Kate' reports though we are a long way from being the finished article but are certainly moving in the right direction.

Here we go again!
Will we ever get the right man?

Re: Imps victorious in dire affair
Kate Jackson (IP Logged)
04/09/2013 11:20
The dire bit was in reference to the constant nature of the ball being out of play. Ball couldn't have been in play longer than 45 seconds at any point during the game.

Good Luck, Mr Gorsky!/katejackson84

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