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Monday, 26 January 2015

Wheels still on but play off dream is starting to fade.

I said a few weeks ago that Lincoln City needed to win nearly all their remaining games to be in with a chance of making the play offs. Home form has delivered but away success is proving elusive for City. The manager knows the problem but is struggling to sort it out:-

“The lads have put 100 per cent in, but we were not the threat going forward as we have been,” said Chris Moyses
“We were not as fluent. However, that is credit to Macclesfield, they were very hard to break down.
“It was a very stop-start game. Macclesfield stopped us playing and we couldn’t find a way around that.
“We didn’t get people forward quickly enough. I don’t think we supported Delano Sam-Yorke quickly enough.
“We didn’t get players down the side enough. We talked about the lack of width at half-time. As soon as we addressed that we looked a better side.
“We’ve gone in the dressing room afterwards and talked it over. We didn’t think it was a three-goal game. They took their chances and Paul Farman has made some top quality saves to keep us in the game.”

Once again the Imps went down to a hefty defeat although Macclesfield’s home form ought to have tempered our confidence. I did expect something out of the game though and I wasn’t the only one judging by the support according to Moyses:-

“It was very frustrating as we had an excellent turn out from the fans and felt sorry we couldn’t give them something to cheer about.”

City have the chance to make amends with the rearranged fixture at Chester tomorrow but I can never summon up much enthusiasm for City’s hopes at that fine city which was home for me for a year many moons ago.

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