Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Imps aiming for the third round-that’s the Theo-ry.
Sorry about that but, having done things the hard way, it is City we’re talking about after all, they are now in the FA Cup proper and with an eminently winnable tie against Altrincham to come (why do I say these things?) The Imps must be eyeing the third round.
I said after Saturday’s game I was confident the Imps could still progress in the competition and so it turned out although I have to say, whilst they could be accused of being a little unambitious at Sincil Bank, Guiseley appear to have put their early season travails behind them and can now concentrate on the league being a much stiffer competitive unit than they were. I’m so glad I’m saying that about them though and not us. As it happened Theo Robinson burnished his reputation and eased slight City fears of lack of attacking options with a brace to see the Imps through. Unconvincingly perhaps but through nevertheless.
The aim must be though to snare attractive league opposition in the third round of the cup and get some much needed dosh in the coffers for the fight ahead.
That though is really putting the cart before the horse. Altrincham is just the sort of banana skin City have made their FA Cup reputation on.