Will Fairhurst Grace Or Boyce Brawn Prevail
Salisbury City looked like an easy three points before wins over Aldershot Town and FC Halifax, as well as a draw at Welling UTD suggest, changed three defeats into a bit of a surge. This one is going to be tough with a set-piece settling it, but will it be brace with grace Fairhurst or Bank beast Boyce who make the breakthrough?
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Saturday 6th September K.O 15:00 pm
Lincoln sit one point from the summit, a side and City reborn, but we should not take a big, powerful and quick side lightly, even if they are managed by the youngest manager in football. The heavy rain and conditions will shape the game, with Boyce destined to play a part at either end of the pitch. Ben Wright, Fitchett and Frear wont be easy at one end but then nor will Boycie and co on the end of a throw, free-kick or corner at the other.
The Whites will not come here for an open passing game, this will be blood and thunder with no quarter asked. This is a division we will have to battle our way out of confronting differing foe each week. Some have style and some determination, to show that even part-timers can upset the odds. It is almost cup-tie football over a 46 match league marathon.
That said, Lincoln have the quality to settle a tight encounter as Waide Fairhurst proved against Forest Green Rovers. The Imps never got the credit that performance deserved, with some tight teamwork and some wonderful counter-attacking football hauling us back into the game after Barry had got some fortune. Will a fourth straight home win, against a supposed bread and butter side, do anything to alter the perception of Lincoln. One hopes so but at this stage of the season and given the walking wounded, a 1-0 smash and grab and third place would certainly do.
The Table 6/9/13
|6||Forest Green Rovers||6||3||2||1||15||5||+10||11|
|10||FC Halifax Town||6||3||1||2||10||12||-2||10|
|24||Aldershot Town (-10)||6||2||1||3||6||5||+1||-3|