One minute you are flying high in the league the next you are hovering at a lower altitude. Ask any Manchester United fan how that feels.

Lincoln City however have not yet reached that stage despite picking up only one point from their last two home games.

Solihul Moors last Tuesday proved a stubborn outfit to break down even with only ten men for much of the second half.

Over the weekend Barrow showed themselves to be a very useful side indeed laying claim to be in the end-of-season promotion mix.

Let’s have a look what happened:

1. Perhaps too many long, high balls were played into the heart of the Barrow defence. This tactic was meat and drink to their very tall and powerful centre backs. As a result, there was no real penetration and Matt Rhead, try as he might, was kept on a very tight rein.

2. Macauley Bonne and Nathan Arnold are speedsters but were not let off the leash very often by the opposition defence. Perhaps if they had stayed wider with the ball at their feet they could have created more problems.

3. Bradley Wood is an excellent full back who had the Barrow winger in his pocket most of the game.

4. Alan Power had a good deal of influence when he came on mainly because he played the simple ball. Perhaps next time out he should start.

5. The crowd were behind their team throughout the game. Yes they came away disappointed but there was certainly no jeering and no mutiny.

Danny Cowley said that you can’t win every match. His team sit third in the league only two points off the top.

It’s a time for patience and not panic.


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