Imps Tweet Robins As Bank Bounces Back

By Neil Hobbs
Last updated : 26 January 2011

 

 An incredible second successive win last night, this time over playoff pretenders Cheltenham Town by two goals to one, sees Sincil Saviour Stevie T's Boys from the Bank bounce back from the foot of the Football League and straight out of the relegation standings.  Tilson's two loans – Sunderland keeper Carson and Tally Ho Hunt of Notts County – saw the Imps pull off a ‘gutsy’ win to leapfrog Barnet and Stockport County to  sit 22nd yet just 14 wins off the playoffs with 3 games in hand. Would you Adam 7 Eve it?

It was no more than the Imps deserved as they took the lead on 9 minutes thanks to a bundled but brave effort from Hunt after Grimes header had come back off the post.  On 22 bish bash bosh Josh O’Keefe hit another of his 30 yard wonder strikes to double the lead at the playoff chasing Robins. Halleluiah Tilson’s Rhyme time was in full swing  as another  ‘ansome early doors away day desplay, saw the Imps arising from the jaws of the Blue Square.

Frankie Artus headed home on the half hour to set up an interesting second half but the Robins deadly duo of Wes Thomas and Jeff Goulding failed to make their chances count with Sunderland keeper Carson doing his bit with 7 saves.

Sincil Saviour Steve Tilson is certainly ticking all the boxes so far. His loans have been shrewd he has rebuilt moral in the dressing room and the crafty cockney’s choice of Captain Delboy appears to be paying ‘ansome dividends.

Rejoice Impdom Saviour Steve Tilson will walk the Sincil Drain this summer

 Cheltenham 1-2 Lincoln City FT (HT 1-2)

Scorers Robins Artus 31 Imps Hunt 9 O'Keefe 22


Att: 2,292

Ref: Taylor

Possession
Cheltenham 60% Lincoln City 40%

Shots on target
Cheltenham 4 Lincoln City 4

Shots off target
Cheltenham 5 Lincoln City 5

Saves
Cheltenham 4 Lincoln City 7

Corners 
Cheltenham 5 Lincoln City 5

Fouls
Cheltenham 4 Lincoln City 4

Yellows
Cheltenham 0 Lincoln City 2

 Robins line up 4-1-2-1-2

Brown

Lowe      Eastman     Elliott     Andrew

Bird

Pack                      Low

Artus

Goulding                 Thomas

 Substitutions

Melligan on for Low on 62, Smikle on for Artus 73,  Walsh on for Pack 84.

Subs

12 Lloyd-Weston,  7 Pook, 11 Smikle, 14 Melligan, 17 Lewis, 21 Jeffers,  27 Walsh

The Imps 4-4-2 

24 Carson

16 Kelly     4 Watts      6 Hone      23 Hunt

15 Howell 11 Kerr yellow 14 O’Keefe  9 McCallum

18 Facey 29 Grimes yellow 

 Substitutions

Broughton on for Grimes 87 Clapham  on for McCallum 90+1

Subs

 

1 Anyon, 2 Green, 5 Swaibu, 19 Clapham, 17 Jarrett, 10 Broughton, 27 Hutchinson

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