Lincoln City 2 Charlton Athletic 0
The most offside goal ever and a dreadful 2nd half performance led us to another defeat today and gave Lincoln a deserved win.
Thomas Sandgaard’s talk of Europe looks quite the ambition. Baby steps are required along with the stability Sandgaard will provide plus hopefully a few more much needed players that will give us a chance in this division.
The first half was quite enjoyable, we used the ball well with Oztumer central, and for periods we camped outside of Lincoln’s penalty box but real scoring opportunities never really materialized.
As we headed to the break, Lincoln were given a penalty and I’m not sure why, but what was to follow was even more bewildering.
Amos saved the penalty with his leg, the ball was then put back in by a Lincoln player for Grant to tap over the line whilst stood an acre in front of the every Charlton player. Apparently the linesman wasn’t watching and referee wasn’t sure so they allowed the goal to stand.
It was extraordinatry and I suspect Alan Wiley will be getting another phone call.
Instead of firing us up 2nd half it completely dampened any spirit, tenacity and innovation and we were truly awful. Not one chance or smidgen of a chance was created for the entire half which ended with Lincoln scoring from a corner, again needlessly given away. The Imps had made us panic from crosses all afternoon.
We need to be patient, because this team and squad needs a lot of attention.
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It was a great match
The first goal following the penalty may have been offside although on SKY Purrington and the Lincoln player were both competing for the ball that played Grant on. Why give away the penalty in the first place, Pratley at fault. The second goal was deja vu from last season, a cross from the right headed in at the far left side of the goal, Watson out jumped by a player who should have been marked by a defender as he was a known threat..