Saturday, 29 January 2011

The Other LCFC Make it Three in a Row

  Having valiantly dropped out of the FA Cup against Manchester City, Leicester City didn't have a fixture for this weekend; time to rest before Tuesday's match at Sheffield United.  However, this allowed time to go and watch the other LCFC: my local team, Lincoln City.  Having been bottom of the Football League (92nd out of 92) they had won two matches in a row, both away, but now faced Port Vale who were early League Two leaders but had fallen away in recent times.

Ashley Grimes celebrates his winner. (redimps.com)
  They didn't disappoint and, after watching six games at Sincil Bank, I witnessed my first ever Lincoln win; their third in a row!  The 1-0 win over Port Vale propels them up to 19th in League Two and is an example of Steve Tilson's revolution there.  Although disappointed by Port Vale, I was impressed by Lincoln's three main men.

  Trevor Carson, a goalkeeper on loan from Premier League Sunderland, has made three appearances for the Imps, each one of those three wins.  He commands the area with a bellowing voice and stirs confidence in the Lincoln defence: a great loan signing until the end of the season.

  Josh O'Keefe sits in midfield and works very hard, being a part of most attacks that Lincoln make.  After scoring a thunderbolt against Cheltenham on Tuesday he set up the winner for Grimes today.  He is looking like a very good, free, summer signing.

  Ashley Grimes, who scored the winner today, has now scored 6 in 9 appearances, a great return for any player.  The former Man Utd, Man City and Bolton trainee, on loan from Millwall, is always a threat up front and, although he doesn't always go for the 50-50 challenges, looks a great addition to League Two.

My view today from Sincil Bank.

  All in all, it is looking good for Lincoln City at the moment.  Today, only 3,300 fans attended but this club belongs at least in League One where it's 10,000 seater stadium would be much fuller...