Reg’s Mate The Beast Of The Bank Returns.
Mark McCammon had his non-contract deal cancelled on 29/8/12 after 2 games. In a career spanning, Cambridge United, Millwall, Brentford, Doncaster Rovers and Gillingham, Mark McCammon, even at 34, is still a handful. Joining on non-contract pay as you play terms, Mark has never been a great goal-scorer. But he is a great target man and support striker for the Jamie Taylor’s of this world. He will add to our growing physical reputation and give Macclesfield and everyone else in his path ‘what for’. In 314 games, with 127 as sub, he has netted just 46 goals. But few can have been as priceless as that goal at home to Newport last March. You could sense the relief at Sincil Bank that day.
Mark has been one of those players who has had to make do with an impact role that sees him start from the bench. Last season in just 3 starts, plus 8 as sub, he scored 3 goals and laid on two, in just 375 BSP minutes for City and Braintree. In his only start for Braintree he scored, ditto the Imps, to pretty much save our Lincolnshire bacon. We were in disarray after that 2-1 defeat at Bath with the fat lady on stage and clearing her throat. Mark, who STMI dubbed the Beast of The Bank, got that vital first in the defining 2-0 win over Newport last term as Nutter fulfilled the captain’s role in heroic fashion . Here is a view from the Stacey West’s take……
On 25 minutes captain Nutter swung over a corner and Mark McCammon rose supreme to head home a towering effort with aplomb. The release and unbridled joy was something you can only experience in an old-skool end as every Imp hugged and danced the stress and strain away. It was take no prisoners stuff on the pitch now as Tyrone Thompson went toe to toe with anyone with a pulse and threw a fantastic 35-yard cross-field ball to Captain Nutter on a crusade. His ball in was sweet, but Sandell et al, mugged Louis on the edge of the box for yet another free-kick to howls from the baying Imps as one, again on our feet. “Mine” said the Captain, who took four strides and hammered home a glorious hay-maker straight into the opposite top corner from 25 yards at least. It was party time at Sincil Bank now, chocs away Dambusters, with every Imp horns a-gleaming, again on our hind quarters in salutation of a superb finish. Like some Venetian Carnivale mask, it made one all but forgive and forget the insults and the hurt.
Welcome Back Mark, time to put the wrongful dismissal case behind you and bank the £68,000 it netted. Because your new Bank, Sincil Bank, will need your battling qualities in the absence of Duffy, who paved the way for your latest opportunity from the bench. His signing will add to our growing reputation as a physical side. But then fight is something that has long escaped us and winning one nil ugly, against Macc of all teams, would be something KA would be proud of this Saturday.
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Posted on August 20, 2012, in Imps Squad Player Pics, Squad, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged Braintree, Brentford, Cambridge United, Doncaster Rovers, Gillingham FC, Lincoln City, Millwall. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.