Jekyl and Hyde City strike again.

Last updated : 13 January 2002 By The Mighty Imp
As the players walked out to start the first half.Who would have thought what was about to unfold?

After the minutes silence for the sadly departed Mr Mike Malloy,the game got under way.

Straight from the kickoff you could see that the Imps players were up for this game,But unfortunately Rushden were here to try to win and weren't prepared to sit back and let City walk all over them.
Despite City having the majority of the play Diamond's took a shock 1-0 lead even if the Linesman did put his flag up for offside the goal was allowed to stand.This goal was caused by obvious defensive error.

It didn't take long for Diamonds to increase their advantage over us,With yet another defensive error causing us to go 2-0 down.

At 2-0 down which was a scoreline that flattered Diamonds as both goals were totally against the run of play.At this point City were totally in control of the pitch but were missing chance after chance.Untill Black pulled a goal back for us which was well deserved after all the problems we had caused the Diamonds defense.

Within a few minutes of us getting the score to 2-1 Battersby equalised and from then on it only looked like one team were capable of winning this game,It was all City untill half time with us missing too many chances.

As the second half kicked off you could sense that we weren't going to get a repeat of City's first half showing and true enough the second half lacked any real passion from our lads,it certainly looked like the game was just going to fizzle away into a 2-2 draw and a point apiece for the teams.

But Diamonds had a surprise up their sleeves for us.With two goals towards the end of the game Diamonds left Sincil Bank with a 4-2 victory.The vast majority of Imps fans were left wondering what did the manager say to our team at half time?

Whilst it would be unfair to say that Diamonds didn't deserve to win the game,but three of their goals were definately defensive errors,Not to mention that the officails made a few mistakes to help them aswell.

But it can also be said that if we are going to get anywhere this season we need players who can put their chances into the back of the net,we missed far to many chances today,and it cost us the game.Whilst Diamonds took their chances superbly.

All in all well done to Diamonds.And to the City team Defense needs sorting out again,and the attackers certainly need to learn how to make the most of chances that are given them.