Andrew Abbott's Blog

Sunday, 4 November 2012

City finally put a smile on their fans faces

Those of a red and white hue will surely have been delighted with the showing on Saturday with only a late goal drawing Walsall back into the competition. City must venture to the Black Country to do battle once more. Maybe their big chance has gone but I’m not so sure, the Imps have looked a different kettle of fish of late. Maybe I’m wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time but I do wonder if City have it in their locker to win this one even given the gulf between the sides status.

Sincil Bank was like a stadium reborn as the fans took their cue from the team and made it an occasion to savour singing and clapping throughout the game as the team did us proud and delivered the sort of performance we have been praying for. Saddlers didn’t know what hit them and it was the 86th minute before they finally hauled themselves back in to this FA Cup tie cancelling out Jamie Taylor’s exquisite strike in first half injury time. If you missed it on ITV and you have Imps Player make sure you put your password in and have a look at yet another classy finish from this mercurial striker. Best of all he’s our man so the very worst that will happen is we’ll be forced to accept a bid for him but in the meantime if you’ve stopped going to Sincil Bank you really must come and have a look at this fantastic player.

I can’t emphasise too much the difference around the stadium on Saturday, whether it was the fact that it was the cup or the decent unbeaten run which adds another match to its tally after this enthralling encounter but it was certainly more like the old days with only the visitors late late show putting the damper on a really very decent performance indeed.

Roll on Tuesday.

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