Andrew Abbott's Blog

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Superb Imps find the accelerator pedal then it’s bye bye Braintree.

City showed the midweek setback was water off a ducks back as they got straight back to business as usual at Sincil Bank yesterday. Greg Tempest grabbed the opportunity presented to him by Bradley Woods enforced absence, for seeing two yellows at Welling, with a sparkling performance distinguished by some sublime long forward passes and tenacious tackling in an all action display. Slightly lost at first he soon took the game by the scuff of the neck and received a generous ovation when replaced with about fifteen minutes to go.

Few teams can live with the old one two and City raced into a two goal lead in a dazzling couple of minutes effectively finishing Braintree’s ambition of getting anything from this game. Having said that you could see why they have been so effective on the road this season looking very assured before they were demolished by goals from Hawkridge who was in majestic form, and, inevitably Hearn. Hawkridges celebration took some beating too. I hope we see a few more of those before his loan period expires.

Just for once, Matt Rhead did not get a goal in a slightly less effective effort yesterday, but he was still a thorn in the side of the visitors who could probably see him out of the corner of their eyes as the others took advantage putting City firmly in the box seats.

Chris Bush looked as if he fancied his chances and there was a masterclass from Lee Beevers in imperious form at the back. There was another clean sheet, in fact, press though they might you really couldn’t see any way back into the match for Braintree once those two goals went in.

All in all a very exciting and stimulating afternoon at Sincil Bank and if there are any fans still sitting at home having been put off by some of the stuff we’ve had to watch over the last few seasons you really need to get your ticket bought for the next game because City are serving up the sort of football that you will want to see. Who would have predicted that the Imps would still be unbeaten at home and we’re nearly into November. Pinch me; this just doesn’t happen to us.

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