Andrew Abbott's Blog

Monday, 20 August 2012

Threesy not very peasy.

Match three of the season and its one win, two losses reflecting the fact that we’ve had one home game and two away. There was a time when that program would have produced an entirely different point’s haul but Imps fans will, presumably, welcome a scenario whereby the team garner maximum points at home and hope to mug some away. The fact that they haven’t yet is perhaps a reflection of the strength of opposition rather than any perceived weakness in the City team and they were two narrow defeats against well fancied teams so no real pointers as to how the season might pan out for Imps.

One giant fly in the ointment is the news that striker Rob Duffy is likely to be out for several weeks due to an ankle injury picked up at Newport. The perils of a small squad but its needs must at City these days and presumably it’s better to have a competitive first team and be a bit short on the bench than a larger squad of jack of all trades and masters of none. Whilst that remains the case though we will surely have to put up with these narrow defeats where a bit more class available might have tipped the balance. It’s not as if we haven’t got used to that over the years.

John Vickers’ match report on indicates a game where Newport were quickly out of the traps to establish a two goal lead but good pressure from the Imps put them back into contention with a goal, once again from Jamie Taylor but City could not find the strike that would have given them a share of the spoils and they and their supporters returned home musing what might have been.

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