Andrew Abbott's Blog

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

A good win and a bad loss-and a bonus.

Another three points on the board last night making it four points from two very tough home games. Radio Lincolnshire said it was an easy win. I thought it was anything but as City struggled to get their game together in the first half but once they scored, that was the end of Boreham Wood.

You could see why Boreham Wood have had so much success on the road. They looked like they were used to gaining points and, despite what was said on the Radio, made it difficult for City to get a foothold but once they did, through Arnold, or was it Robinson, that was the end of Woods gameplan and they didn’t have another.

The evening was marred by a bad injury for Lee Beevers and a long delay was necessary to treat the stricken player and get him to the changing rooms. In the eight minutes of injury time largely taken up with that disaster, City scored with an effort from Arnold that may or may not have been deflected in by Robinson.

I wrote recently I expected some players to go to pastures new and I suppose one of the players I had in mind was Alan Power. How glad I am that prophecy came to nothing as Al put in the sort of performance we all used to hope for when he was playing regularly. Just one passing howler but other than that a virtuoso display. Welcome back.

City were much better in the second half and very much looked the part of title chasers. It was a wonderful half of football and sent the crowd home very happy. In fact we remarked during the game what a pleasant atmosphere there is around Sincil Bank these days. It’s all about winning of course but it’s more than that. There’s a feeling the club is being gradually rebuilt.

I would say though that the city needs to get behind the club a bit more. Just 3000 there last night. It’s good but you do wonder what this squad have to do to get more people in the ground. It’s the missing fans loss to be frank. Anyone still sitting at home thinking things haven’t changed need to get to Sincil Bank and find out for themselves. The extra funds accumulated by more fans in the ground might make all the difference come the latter half of the season.

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