The dictionary definition of ‘risk’ goes like this: ‘A situation involving exposure to danger’
This did not turn out to be the case yesterday for the Imps.
The definition of a ‘calculated risk’ reads: ‘A chance of exposure to loss that might have been undertaken after the advantages and disadvantages have been carefully weighted and considered’.
Danny Cowley made eight changes to his team to face Welling yesterday but the outcome still ended in triumph. A magnificent 3-1 win.
Players were rested after their efforts in January which saw the Imps win six, draw one and lose one in a month where faith and pride were restored to Lincoln City Football Club.
And the moral of the story?
Managers need to take a calculated risk to expand their activities into new, competitive arenas.
In short, Danny and Nicky knew exactly what they were doing by rotating the squad.
A team performance that personified the spirit and quality Lincoln City have shown all season.
Oh yes, and the reward?
A place in the FA Trophy quarter finals.