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WHITES OPEN CAMPAIGN WITH CONVINCING AWAY WIN

The sign of a good team is to strike back immediately the opposition score.

This is what Lincoln United did yesterday at Chasetown as they came away with all three points following their 3-1 victory.

The hosts pulled a goal back in the 79th minute to make it 2-1 to the visitors but in the same minute, up popped Jack Wightwick to seal victory with a clever back heel that completely mesmerised the Chasetown keeper.

It took some time for Sam Wilkinson’s men to settle and but for the excellent goalkeeping of Jake Turner, United could have found themselves two behind.

However with Andy Toyne and Rob Norris working hard in midfield, the Ashby Avenue outfit began to apply the pressure.

Five minutes before the break, Wightwick’s corner was met by striker Conner Robinson whose clever turn deceived two defenders.

He smashed the ball goal-wards only to see the Chasetown keeper parry the ball on to the bar but there was kipper Phil Watt  to blast the ball home to give his side a deserved lead.

Boss Sam Wilkinson must have told his charges during the break to play the ball on the deck and his instructions were obviously carried out to the letter.

Danger man Matt Cotton found himself in space and doubled the lead after good work by Hornsey and that man Wightwick.

Chasetown attempted a comeback with a 25 yard curling free kick but Wightwick’s wonder goal removed all fight from the hosts.

This was a good, solid performance based on hard work and high-pressing and Big Sam Wilkinson’s side go into Wednesday’s match against Peterborough at the Sun Hat Villas brimming with confidence.

ALWAYS LOOK ON THE WHITE SIDE OF LIFE.

Peter Hayward

sportslinc@hotmail.com

 

 

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