City never really got going until the final 15 minutes, when suddenly we were all over them. I can't believe that was anything like a normal performance by Accrington because they weren't very good on the day either, but did enough to win.
Someone posted earlier that there were two handballs in Lincoln's box in the build up to the goal. I have to take issue with that - there were three, one of which was as blatant as can be and actually made a loud 'splat' sound. Astonished the ref didn't hear it, let alone see it. These are the breaks.
Allsop made two excellent saves again - one from the penalty and another great reflex save with his foot after ten minutes or so. I just wish he would catch the ball instead of trying to punch it.
Congratulations to Accrington - you can't argue with their record, and they beat us (just). They were solid and pressed us all game, then withstood what we had to offer econd half, which was't quite us at our best, but its no shame being beaten by the Champions. Guard of honour? What - before the game when you weren't yet Champions or afterwards when you didn't leave the pitch for an hour because you were celebrating ?????
Have to say I was quite shocked at how small the Accrington ground was - compact and bijou to say the least. Definitely not a league one ground!