Imps 3 Hyde 2 Late Vadaine Strike Sees Unlucky Tigers Slain – A view from the Stacey West

‘Twas indeed a combination of Imps, Nottingham Forest  and Sheffield Wednesday youth that helped the Imps to a late victory over a Hyde side that came for a lot more than the ride.  The part-time Tigers came and played, but it was the three penalties that this one swayed.  They came, raised their game, but thanks to a late show from Morgan, Robinson  and Vadaine again, at the death they were harshly slain.

For the benefit of  the visiting Tigers, first the  formations, then the match report and finally more stats than you can shake an Imp or Tiger fan at. Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs, 

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Lincoln  – Hyde FC

(H/T 1 -0 )


Larkin 43 (pen)  Spencer  (pen)  64 Larkin  (pen)  67Jevons 70 Oliver 88

Att 1745  

 1686 Imps 59 Tigers

The teams & Schemes

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1 Farman

15 Gray 19 Hutchison 5 Boyce  3 Nutter

12 Sheridan 4 Mills 37 Fofana 16 Nicolau 

34 Larkin  14 Vadaine



62 Bore on for Sheridan, 81″ Robinson on for Larkin 85 Morgan on for Nicolau


27 Turner  18 Bore, 35 Morgan, 10 Taylor, 39 Robinson

27 Turner  2 Robson, 4 Mills 12 Sheridan  34 Larkin, 

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1 Carnell

2 Brizell 4 Pearson 5 Ashworth 16 Lomax;

6 Brown, 21 Tomsett, 17 Cassidy; 11 Cox

9 Spencer,  10 Jevons (Y-67), 



50 Poole for Cassidy 54″ Griffin for Lomax


12 Frith, 3 Griffin, 7 Poole, 15 Williams 8 Byrne

But to the game footy fans to the game……

The Imps kicked off towards the South Park Stand with Vadaine, who never lost a header all day making his mark on Cassidy.  A herculean throw from Gray saw a weak header from Hutchison give Carnell no problems. Mills was eager to get forward, with Fofana fulfilling the holding midfield role, but his full volley peeled wide. Gray also hit a daisy cutter three yards wide as the Imps enjoyed things early doors.

A glorious 30 yard ball down the line saw Spencer win a throw against Nutter and Hutchison.  Mills then gave the ball away giving Boyce no choice but to bring Spencer down. He was lucky to get just a talking to as his arm was raised.  The Tigers were coming into things and , in reality the ones playing the prettier football. Boyce sliced wide for a corner that was well over hit to end the danger.  Another neat four man one touch passage saw Jevons fizz over the bar.
Nicolau headed over, after some neat feat from Larkin had seen him make enough space to dink in a cross.  To the biggest cheer of the day Simon Yeo an ex-player for both sides arrived in the home end just in time to witness that one.  A six man passing move from Hyde saw Boyce pick Brown’s pocket superbly.  A great Nutter overlap and 30 yard ball saw Carnell  parry a rasping drive from Larkin wide.  Nicolau’s corner then found Boyce who headed against the post. Carnell was injured in the scramble that resulted in a second corner.
A poor delivery was cleared and within 5 passes Hyde were in our box but Browns cross goal drive was well wide.  Collecting the ball on the half-way line, winger Cox then left 5 in his wake but did not do his run justice when he also shot wide.  Somewhat against the run of play and with the Stacey West chorusing  “You don’t know what you’re doing” the Imps caught a break.  Vadaine won a towering header, Mills surged through and Pearson pushed him to the ground. Larkin stepped up and powered the penalty down the middle. Just like the week before we were a goal up with 43 minutes on the clock.  Just in the nick of time you thought as the fans celebrated like Christmas had come early.
Second Half
Both managers kept the faith as the Imps attacked the Stacey West.   Hyde pressed first with another four man move.  Mills then surged forward, but his shot was charged down by Ashworth.  Poole replaced Cassidy just before Vadaine required treatment after powering a header, from a Nicolau cross, just over the home cross bar.  Griffin came on for Lomax and Bore came on for Sheridan.  He inspired a sweeping move that saw the Imps win a corner.  Alas Boyce just failed to get on the end of it.
The Tigers were playing the football with the Imps sitting back and attempting to hit them on the break. A super flick off the heel was too much for Larkin to control  but we won a corner.  The Tigers continued to play through our midfield quartet but Boyce was immense as usual. Another great move from Hyde saw Bore trip Tomsett for the second penalty of the day.  Spencer finally scores at Sincil Bank, with a fine finish past Farman.
Three minutes later Mills again goes down, somewhat softly, even from the home-ends biased but point blank vantage point, with Brown adjudged to have pushed him. It is interesting to note that we committed twice as many fouls as the Tigers yet got double the amount of penalties and he missed one, well arguably two.  Larkin fired to the keepers left with the Imps fans sucking in the goal.
The Tigers, to their credit never gave up and deservedly got back on level terms.  Cox hit a cross come shot that Gray and Bore only served to deflect into the path of Jevons. He still doesn’t miss them, blasting an unstoppable 18 yard rising drive past a full length Farman, still just a fingertip away.  Vadaine was still hungry for scraps winning every header and hurting keeper Carnell, who needed treatment in the process. Hyde were dominant, forcing two corners as Poole began to pull the strings and trigger, as Boyce through his body on the line for the cause.
Could we hold out you wondered? Reg rolled the dice putting on Connor, born is the king of Sincil Bank and then Morgan, the Forest midfield loan.  Lo their was light turning another Sincil Balnk into Sincil swank.  Down the right they tore, one touch with aplomb. Morgan played to Fofana, then threaded the return to Robinson roared down the line by the Stacey West. He cut in and his cross come shot found Vadian and his venomous drive from three yards saw the plucky, unlucky, Tigers tamed.

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shots on includes goals and saves includes crosses claimed


 44% Ball 56%

  6 Shots on 4

6 Misses 9

 4 Saves 5

 5 Corners 5

 2 Offside 3

   10 Fouls 5

  0 Yellows 1

Newport 9 6 1 2 9 19
Macclesfield 9 6 1 2 5 19
F Green 9 5 3 1 8 18
Wrexham 9 5 3 1 8 18
Luton 9 5 2 2 5 17
Dartford 9 5 0 4 5 15
Gateshead 9 4 3 2 4 15
Mansfield 9 5 0 4 -1 15
Grimsby 9 3 5 1 5 14
Tamworth 9 4 1 4 1 13
Hereford 9 4 1 4 -4 13
AFC Telford 8 3 3 2 4 12
Woking 9 4 0 5 -1 12
Southport 9 3 3 3 -4 12
Braintree To 9 3 2 4 -2 11
Alfreton Tow 9 3 2 4 -5 11
Cambridge 8 2 3 3 -2 9
Lincoln City 9 2 3 4 -2 9
Stockport 9 2 3 4 -2 9
Nuneaton 9 2 3 4 -6 9
Ebbsfleet 9 2 2 5 -6 8
Barrow 9 1 4 4 -7 7
Hyde 9 1 2 6 -6 5
Kid’minster 9 0 4 5 -6 4


Posted on September 15, 2012, in A View From The Stacey West by Neil Gentleman-Hobbs & Match Reports, Uncategorized, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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