Andrew Abbott's Blog

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Tamworth fans knew something we didn’t.

I suppose we could have guessed from their miniscule support that Tamworth were not, shall we say, the great entertainers. Just sixteen loyal fans made the trip. The Echo’s Leigh Curtis tweeted during the game they could have come in five taxis. In fact four would have been sufficient.

Not that the away team should be relied upon to supply all the excitement, it’s up to the home side to make the running and try though they might City could not get to grips with last nights opponents and had to settle for a point. Gary Simpson, speaking on BBC Radio Lincolnshire bemoaned a lack of luck as much as anything. This can appear to be rather weak when the team are struggling but on last nights display, you know he might have been right.

Tamworth started off like a train and one of those fast ones at that. City were chasing shadows from the off although the visitors couldn’t keep their blistering pace all first half and as that half drew to a close you just got the feeling it wasn’t particularly going to be our night. Sure enough Simpson shuffled his pack to no avail although City did look a different proposition after Waide Fairhust came on, bristling with indignation at once again being left on the sidelines. His industry made no difference in the end and a draw it was.

Ironically it was a very decent gate last night, boosted by a large number of students who had been given free tickets in the hope that they might get in the habit of frequenting Sincil Bank whilst they study in the city. Funny how these initiatives, and I applaud this one, seem to have a detrimental effect on the entertainment. I hope they will give the Imps one more try. It’s not always as bad as that honest!

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