Andrew Abbott's Blog

Monday, 3 February 2014

Top of the class.

He’s a lovely mover that Ben Tomlinson. That much was in evidence last Saturday as the Imps delighted their followers with a relatively untroubled home performance v Halifax. An unusual early goal preceded by an even earlier goal set the scene for a much needed three points.

Steve Thompson said on the radio that he made Sam-Yorke his man of the match which was fair enough but I don’t think you can take anything away from a player who has scored a hat trick as Tomlinson had. The final of the three was the best for me, a very assured finish although Tomlinson’s second an audacious looped effort that almost went into orbit before returning to earth and dropping in the Halifax net, reward for a determined charge at the Shaymen’s keeper.

All which is rather a shame for Delano who certainly caught the eye with an all action display. I’d reserved judgement on this player until now but I’m definitely a fan after Saturday but this week he’ll have to settle for best supporting role but it was a good performance all right, one of many. Those nagging doubts about the custodian remain though.

The City bandwagon rolls on with a couple of winnable games, one home tomorrow, against Nuneaton and then an away trip to whipping boys Hyde. Lets not be too sympathetic there lads?

Of course it wouldn’t be Tomlinson without a booking and Saturdays was an odd one. Tomlinson went down in the box although it didn’t appear he had been brought down but having hit the deck he decided to wave his arms about to see what might happen. A yellow card, thank you for asking, the referee deciding that, having booked Halifax’s Adam Smith for what he considered a dive, I was too far away to venture an opinion, then Tomlinson ought to go the book too. Very strange

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