Imps Continue Points Quest

Last updated : 06 March 2002 By
Four points in two games have opened up a massive 16-point gap between themselves and Halifax Town at the bottom of the Third Division. Four points in two games, and more importantly another good performance have ensured City's survival in Division 3 for another season. Alan Buckley will doubtless want to accrue as many points as possible and hopefully beat the points haul The Imps achieved at the end of the 2000-2001 campaign.

Lincoln took the lead just after the restart with Justin Walker netting his 3rd goal of the season after good interplay between himself, Paul Smith and the resurgent Tony Battersby, ramming the ball into the roof of the Hartlepool net. City were undone however in the 77th minute as Hartlepool substitute Darrell Clarke poked home one of only a few chances to snatch a share of the spoils.

Alan Buckley may feel slightly aggrieved that City emerged with only a point, as their attacking play merited much more, but four points in two games is a haul that The Imps have rarely held this season, and now the rebuilding of confidence appears to be growing. City now look towards Saturday, and the trip down to Devon to play second bottom Torquay United.