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RAMPANT WHITES STORM TO VICTORY

Lincoln United crushed Loughborough Dynamo 5-2 at the Sun Hat Villas stadium on Wednesday evening to record their first home league win of the season.

Second-half goals from Whitewick, Watt, Oliver, Brooks and Millard gave the Ashby Avenue faithful something to cheer about with a result that moved United up to 15th place in the Evo-Stik South League.

After trailing 1-0 at the break, the Whites put on a second-half performance full of relentess, attacking football.

Injuries kept out key players Luke Hornsey and Kallum Smith so Ryan Oliver continued to partner Jack McGovern up front.

Sam Wilkinson’s men had a chance in the first minute when Oliver broke clear only to stumble at the final hurdle.

Matt Cotton and Jack McGovern probed and tested the visitors’ right flank early on but it was Dynamo who snatched the lead after 14 minutes when Carl Simpson put his side ahead with a deft header from a corner.

The rest of the half proved frustrating for the hosts as chances created could not be converted into goals which has been a big problem so far this campaign.

It was a different story after the break when, after only two minutes of the second half, Jack McGovern fed Whitewick who stroked the ball into the far corner of the net.

Twenty minutes later a crafty Whitewick free kick was met by Toyne whose shot cannoned off the post. However skipper Phil Watt was on hand to strike home the rebound to give his side the lead.

It was one-way traffic after that as United laid seige on the Dynamo goal.

After 70 minutes, McGovern set up his strike partner Oliver for a simple tap-in to make it 3-1.

Substitute Danny Brooks joined the goal-scoring party with a fourth following good work from Whitewick although the atmosphere was dampened a little two minutes later when the visitors hit back to make it 4-2.

A minute before the end, Harry Millard ran at the Dynamo defence and finished with aplomb to make the final score 5-2.

It was a game in which Sam Wilkinson’s men were able to convert the many chances they made and end a frustrating run of matches in which goals have been hard to come by.

Jack McGovern has settled in well and the back four looked solid. Big Sam’s tactics of keeping things tight certainly worked.

Next up is a trip to rock-bottom Gresley FC on Saturday.

Man of the Match: Jack Wightwick

Peter Hayward

sportslinc@hotmail.com

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