Hayes and Yeading 1-2 Imps

Big game wasn’t it?

Yep. With Hayes and Yeading snapping at our heels a win was needed. And the Imps, by and large, stepped up. A fairly even first half gave way to an onslaught from the Londoners at the start of the second. Joe Anyon made two high quality saves to deny Luke Williams and then unloved ex-Imp Jamie Hand.

Jefferson Louis gave the Imps the lead after a goalkeeping howler from Steve Arnold. Hayes quickly equalised from a Pele header but debutant Tom Miller restored the Imps lead with a header.

Did they deserve the win?

Hmm. Debatable. What matters is, they got it.

What was the ground like?

Hayes and Yeading are currently ground sharing at Woking while their home undergoes a makeover. Woking’s Kingfield Stadium can be described as “properly non-league”. No seats, friendly staff, decent food (!) and a crowd so quiet you could hear every word that came out of Joe Anyon’s mouth as he berated his defence again and again. It’s possible that the official gate of 327 is the lowest Lincoln have ever played in front of in a league game. Presumably, when Woking play there it’s a little more atmospheric.

Man of the match?

Joe Anyon. It was a game of two keepers. Ours made superb saves that kept us in it, theirs gifted Jefferson Louis a goal.

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