Imps Too Good For Worcester Banana Skin
Worcester City will raise their game against the Imps, but there will be no giant killing in the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. It’s time to be positive and grab the vital funds we need with both hands and boots.
Vic Erzantarz feels Imps are about to turn the corner
Negativity threatens to beat us more than our opponents on Saturday, so its time for a line in the sand and 20 grand in the hand this weekend in the FA Cup. Only one side has managed to batter the disciplined formation of Lincoln City and that took two moments of pure genius from Storer and Gash as well as an unfortunate own goal. Hero Gash came on as an inspired super-sub to deliver a 25-yard free-kick and two flicks to set up two of the three other goals. Worcester will be playing their biggest game of the season by far and will doubtless find some heroes of their own in front of a 2000 crowd – some four times higher than their previous home game. But almost half that number will be Imps!
Worcester drew away at second bottom club Oxford City on Saturday in a snore draw of few opportunities. Oxford should have gone ahead early doors but the City keeper was not actually tested until the 70th minute. Simmo’s ex-Macc keeper Jose Veiga (on-loan) is a decent shot-stopper even if he has half an eye on getting his coaching badges nowadays. City do try to play football if they are allowed, but, against the Imps ‘mangler’ that is not going to be easy. Manager Carl Heeley said much the same post match.
“We were the only team trying to play any football that’s for certain. We’ve come away to the biggest spenders in the league and they just whacked it and hoped for the best and I thought we defended it comfortably. I’m pleased with our boys today, they’ve grafted hard, they’ve worked, they’ve matched them, and it’s the least we deserve”, said Heeley.
The Imps will clearly be playing more than pub side pride then, but our discipline and professionalism will do the trick. Time for Captain Power to stand up just as Kerr did a few years ago when he laid on 3 assists in the 3-1 win at Northwich Victoria another banana skin. and The Imps have also broken that 4 hour goal drought, with Nick Wright announcing his re-emergence from injury and the bench. If the Imps can get him, Yussuf and Tomo going next week we could put the recent spell behind us and get our season on the road. The £12,500 prize money together with the gate receipt would also bolster the loan budget allowing the Imps to think more positively over the coming months. Line in the sand 20 grand in the hand onwards and upwards me thinks!
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