United 1 Imps 7 – Rowe Hits 3 & Bohan Bags Brace
The Imps made light of United’s strongest side in years as fitness told during a classy second half six-goal salvo. Those thinking this would be another close game as they savoured a 1-0 lead would be swept away by an attacking display that bodes well for the coming campaign.
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Lincoln UTD 1 Lincoln City 7
Att 721 (aprox 600 Imps)
The Teams & Schemes
Sheridan Boyce Jordan Newton
Power Rowe Yussuf
On 20 Foster for Jordan, On 55 (treble) Robinson, King & Dixon on for Wright, Yussuf & Boyce
Apologies no data as yet
Gavin Saxby, John Leonard, David Hone, Ben Brown, Stuart Reddington, Stuart King, Andy Toyne, Danny Brooks, George Zuerner, Brendan McDaid, Sam Triffitt, Andy Hutchinson, Ben Good, Gio Carchedi, Sean Cann, Simon Mowbray, Lewis Richards, Mario Ziccardi
But to the Game footy fans to the game.
It was an explosive opening from Lincoln number 9 Danny Rowe as he opened his account just four minutes in. Sheridan exchanged with Power before galloping down the right to whip over a low cross, Rowe raced on and cracked home from a dozen yards with the inside of his foot. Todd Jordan was forced off thanks to a terrible challenge that saw him leave the stadium on crutches. His replacement Foster never put a foot wrong and looked classy and solid throughout. The Imps showed some great passing and movement but were unable to add to the goal tally during the first half.
Early doors second half, Nick Wright swept down the channel leaving three in his wake, before cutting across the box. He unloaded a goal-bound drive, the keeper parried brilliantly but Power followed up to poach a well-earned second. Six minutes in Adi Yussuf cracked his second in successive games, bursting through to bend it like Beckham beyond and across the grasping keeper into the far corner.
On 55 minutes Simmo Simmo made a triple substitution as Wright, Yussuf and Boyce made way for young Robinson King and the Boy Bohan. Bohan Dixon is the 6′ 4″ striker STMI gave you the heads up about on Thursday HERE. He did not disappoint with a blinding brace for the fourth and fifth. The poacher pounced after Nolan’s drive had been blocked by Saxby, he nipped in and nonchalantly chipped the keeper with aplomb. Dixon’s second showed pace, strength and power as he finished a fine move from Rowe and Robinson with a firm strike beyond the advancing keeper.
United got one back when a free-kick was headed on and McDaid slid in at the far post. Rowe is almost impossible to pick up and his fitness, despite the intense heat, made him harder contain as the game went on and both the goals to complete his heavenly hat-trick would come from distance. The first was a jaw-dropping hay-maker, full on the volley from 20 yards. The second saw him take a touch, look up and then curl a crisp cultured effort perfectly inside the post.
So seventh heaven for Simmo’s Six-Foot soldiers, Sincil Salivates for the season proper! A Who Is Bohan Dixon is available HERE
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