STMI Salute Paul Farman
Paul Farman has been simply immense this season including 9 saves plus 3 claimed crosses up at his old Gateshead stomping ground on Monday. The former England C keeper is fast achieving cult hero status at the Imps, no mean feat considering the gloves he has to fill.
Ask, pretty much, any Imp, who their favourite City keeper has been over the last few years and they will say Mazza. Yes, there have been some contenders and pretenders to the throne, but his shot-stopping was almost as slick as his hair-style. However Farman must be in England C manager Paul Fairclough’s plans after some inspirational performances. Having scored for both Gateshead and Blythe Spartans, the only question is when he will pitch in at the other end.
His shot stopping so far has been nothing short of outstanding seeing him tied with Jamie Taylor on 7.4 in the profs STMI Lincoln City player ratings . The penalty and follow up save against Macc only saw him beaten by a third strike as his defenders inexcusably went to sleep. His two full-length saves in the opener against Kidderminster, plus a post, secured a vital three points for a gelling Imps side. Seven saves at Cambridge ensured we ran them close, as did another 6 at Newport County as we got a goal back having gone two goals down.
Well played Paul take a bow son!
Paul’s match ratings
Paul’s Full match stats
|Sq no||NAME||Starts||sub||Mins||Saves||Let in||Clean sheets||YC||RC||Mins per goal|
|CLUB||FROM||TO||FEE||BSP aps (goals)||FA CUP (goals)|
|Lincoln||23/5/12||Free||5 (0)||0 (0)|
|Lincoln||04/11/11||22/01/12||Loan||8 (0)||0 (0)|
|Gateshead||01/07/09||01/05/12||Free||63 (1)||2 (0)|
|Blyth Sptns||01/08/08||01/07/09||Free||16(1)||0 (0)|