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WHITES LACK BITE AS PETERBOROUGH FORCE DRAW

Lincoln United were held to a goalless draw by league newcomers Peterborough Sports FC in their opening home fixture of the season last night.

Defences dominated in a match which saw few chances from either side although United striker Conner Robinson almost grabbed the points late on only to se his shot roll agonisingly wide of the visitors’ goal.

Peterborough were as solid at the back as their opponents and a draw turned out to be a fair result.

The game was by no means boring and a knowledgeable Ashby Avenue crowd were able to appreciate the skill and effort made by both sides.

Sam Wilkinson’s men dominated the second half but apart from Robinson’s strike, chances were few and far between.

Callum Ward picked up a yellow card early on after uncharacteristically bringing down the Peterborough right winger.

Whites’ skipper Phil Watt saw yellow after the break for a poor challenge on the opponents’ striker.

Boss Wilkinson said: “Our work rate and commitment was all there but we just lacked quality in the final third which was a little bit disappointing.

We gave everything we had but created only one real chance in the game.

Defensively we were solid.

At this stage of the season you have to make sure you get points on the board which is what we have done.”

This Saturday the Whites welcome Belper Town to the Sun Hat Villas in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

Wilkinson said: “We are really looking forward to the game especially after our great cup run last year.

We will have to defend well against Belper but also show a lot more creativity.”

ALWAYS LOOK ON THE WHITE SIDE OF LIFE

Peter Hayward

sportslinc@hotmail.com

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