There is a far greater chance of winning a match if you prevent the opposition from scoring.
So far in the National League this season the Imps have kept 13 clean sheets in 31 games which is a very impressive figure.
Danny Cowley’s players base their game on tight defence coupled with free-scoring, high-energy attacking football.
That is why they top the League. That is why they are striving for automatic promotion.
Yes, there is still a long way to go but if Messrs Farman and co. maintain their current record then Football League status cannot be too far away.