SPORTSLINC

WHITES WITHSTAND LATE SHEFFIELD PRESSURE TO SECURE VITAL WIN

Lincoln United bounced back to winning ways at the Sun Hat Villas Stadium after last week’s defeat at Market Drayton Town to beat a battling Sheffield FC outfit 2-1 in a game that provided great entertainment for the crowd of over 200 at Ashby Avenue.

Skipper Michael Jacklin put his team ahead on 27 minutes when the opposition failed to clear a Danny Brooks free kick. It was Jacklin’s second goal of the season and he stroked the ball home in a manner that would be the envy of any striker in the league.

Dave Frecklington’s men dominated the first half and mastered the windy conditions.

However the second half saw a rejuvenated Sheffield side keep the ball on the deck only to watch as the home team doubled their lead on the hour when the visitors’ keeper brought down striker Gary King and was shown a yellow card for his actions.

Danny Brooks’ first effort was saved but the Whites midfielder followed up and blasted the ball into the Sheffield net.

The goal seemed to instill a greater sense of urgency into Sheffield who pulled one back 10 minutes later after the Whites defence failed to clear a free kick.

The visitors fought bravely but were almost caught on the counter attack when a Ben Fairclough effort was cleared off the line.

There was a sigh of relief at full time from the home supporters who can now look forward to the Easter Monday trip to Spalding.

The Whites remain in the play-off positions and go to mid-table Spalding aiming to secure more points in their quest to stay in the top five.

Peter Hayward

sportslinc@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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