To Win Some Lincoln Hearts
A 2,000 gate on a Tuesday, for Lincoln City against Macclesfield, would certainly be a result in the context of the last few years. But the result itself is perhaps even more key with a three point haul not only lifting the club’s league position but also the gate for the forthcoming game against table-topping Forest Green Rovers. It may be early days but Rovers 8-0 win over Hyde certainly shows their credentials after spending big again.
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The chances are that 2000 crowd will be a reality after 370 made light of an 8 hour round trip as the Imps played it cagey to keep a clean sheet and return with a point. Criticism has been laid that the game was uninspiring yet in reality it was a hard earned point with Rowe and Fairhurst rested, with even the exciting enigma Bohan Dixon only given 19 minutes to pound away.
Lincoln will be a very different beast on Tuesday so hear the STMI call to get there and back the lads if you can. It should be well worth it, as Rowe and Fairhurst have been rested ahead of the thoroughbreds run out on the lush short grass of Sincil Bank that will play to the 4-2-3-1 passing game. Macc, beaten by Nuneaton at home 1-0, will look to bounce back and be no easy challenge. But they are beatable again. This one can really get the Imps up and running, against Macc a side so part of the Lincoln psyche after KA and Butch’s demise.
Winning home games will always be vital for any side but particularly Lincoln because those Sincil Scars on home soil failure still run deep. That is why an attractive passing team could do with a fine performance even if we do only nick it 1-0 in the end. Because that will have the Imps out in force on Saturday, with perhaps even a three thousand plus crowd.
That would be a massive further step in the right direction for a club that so needs to bounce back at the Bank on and off the pitch. Only the turnstile clicks are really going to make the difference at Lincoln, well that and what looks to be a decent footballing team.