LCFC…the story continues
In true spirit, team Nicholsons has continued to support Lincoln City at home and away. The away games have included Notts County, Crewe and Cheltenham, to name just a few.
October started brightly for the Imps with a 2-1 win over Chesterfield; Lincoln having 80 minutes of control before a “soft” penalty left them with 10 minutes of holding on until the whistle. Lincoln City’s achievements are still bringing the fans together and another bumper crowd of 9,485 at the Chesterfield game saw Lincoln City top the average attendance table for the season in League 2. Following two dour league 0-0 draws against Cambridge and Crawley, an excellent 1-0 win at Swindon, from a Sean Raggett header, gave the team a much needed boost, however, a 1-0 loss at Cheltenham then brought disappointment on a very windy day.
The team made progress through the group stage of the much maligned Checkatrade trophy, by beating multi-million pound assembled Everton under 21’s and Notts County. An entertaining 3-2 win over Accrington Stanley has set the team up for a tough away trip to Rochdale in the new year in the last 16 of the competition. Lincoln are now the only league 2 club left in the northern section of the draw. Unfortunately, the FA Cup heroics of last season were not to be repeated this year. Despite a good performance at League 1 Wimbledon, the Imps ended up 1-0 down.
The mixed league form in November continued with an excellent 4-1 win at Crewe. This was followed by a 2-1 loss at home to Coventry in what was probably the best atmosphere of the season at Sincil Bank, and then a 1-0 loss away at Colchester.
The atmosphere around the club is buzzing once again as three successive league wins in December have propelled the Imps into the play-off zone. With Matt Green back amongst the goals and fan favourite Matt Rhead extending his stay at Sincil Bank until summer 2019, the new year can be looked forward to with real enthusiasm by players and supporters alike.