Match Thread: Lincoln City v AFC Wimbledon | Vital Football

Match Thread: Lincoln City v AFC Wimbledon

Jules

Alert Team
Staff member
#1


QUIZ: Lincoln City v AFC Wimbledon (09/05/2021):
https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/snack-quiz/quiz-lincoln-city-v-afc-wimbledon-09-05-2021/

POLL: AFC Wimbledon (h - 09/05/2021): Will The Imps Win, Lose or Draw?
https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...-h-09-05-2021-will-the-imps-win-lose-or-draw/

Michael Appleton Ahead of AFC Wimbledon Match:

A summary of what Michael Appleton said yesterday.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/michael-appleton-ahead-of-afc-wimbledon-match/

AFC Wimbledon (h): Three Things The Imps Need To Do To Win:

Play our strongest team, allowing for play-off/fitness considerations. Some folks don't seem to believe in "momentum"...

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/afc-wimbledon-h-three-things-the-imps-need-to-do-to-win/

AFC Wimbledon (h): Match Officials Confirmed:

Information about today's match officials.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/afc-wimbledon-h-match-officials-confirmed/

Two AFC Wimbledon Supporters Talk To Vital Lincoln City (Who Are Ya?):

"Robbo has changed our formation, playing style, and mentality of this squad, and it's unrecognisable from the team you beat 2-1 at Plough Lane in January."

The first set of answers:
https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/two-afc-wimbledon-supporters-talk-to-vital-lincoln-city/

The second set of answers:
https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...s-talk-to-vital-lincoln-city/2/#gallery-slide

AFC Wimbledon (h): Today's Team News:

The Imps take on AFC Wimbledon at Sincil Bank this afternoon. This match will be refereed by Scott Oldham. Kick-off is at 12:00, and team news will be provided on the link below once we have it.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/afc-wimbledon-h-todays-team-news/
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#3
** One goal will take City to a century of goals for the eleventh time in the club’s history.

Lincoln have scored 99 goals in all competitions this season. They have reached the magic century on ten occasions previously:

128: 1951-52
127: 1975-76
114: 1930-31
112: 1931-32, 1987-88
109: 1936-37, 2016-17
103: 1920-21
100: 1927-28, 1982-83

By happy coincidence, the 100th goal has been scored at Sincil Bank on all five occasions since the war. In the last 40 years, Marshall Burke scored the 100th goal of 1982-83 in the 72nd minute of the final game of the season against Gillingham; Mark Sertori got numbers 99 and 100 in the second half of the 5-1 win over Boston in 1987-88; and Matt Rhead hit the century in 2016-17 in the 2-0 televised win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

So, who will get the hundredth goal this time around?
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#4
** A goal each from Tom Hopper and Lewis Montsma will equal the club record for players reaching double figures in a season.

The club record is five players, set in 1930-31, 1946-47 and 1951-52.

Lincoln currently have three players in double figures for the season:

17: Jorge Grant, Anthony Scully
12: Brennan Johnson
9: Tom Hopper, Lewis Montsma
6: Harry Anderson, Morgan Rogers

The last time Lincoln had four players in double figures in the same season was 1987-88 (Phil Brown 20, John McGinley 20, Paul M Smith 13, Bob Cumming 10).

We have never had six players reach double figures in the same season; Morgan Rogers and Harry Anderson are four goals behind.
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#5
** A goal for Lewis Montsma will make him the fourth defender in the club’s history to reach double figures in a season.

The only defenders to do so are:

1974-75: Sam Ellis, 15 including 10 penalties
1975-76: Sam Ellis, 15 including 10 penalties again
1976-77: Sam Ellis, 10 including 8 penalties
2000-01: Steve Holmes, 11 including 5 penalties
2002-03: Ben Futcher, 11 including no penalties

Therefore Ben Futcher is the first and so far only defender in the club’s history to reach double figures from open play. Lewis would be the second.
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#6
** Jorge Grant and Anthony Scully need three goals each to reach 20 for the season.

It has been done on 42 occasions previously, by 34 different players.

The last player to reach 20 in a season for Lincoln was Matt Rhead, who scored 23 in 2015-16.

Lincoln have not had two players reach 20 goals in the same season since 1987-88. It has only happened on 8 previous occasions:

1911-12 (Walter Miller 21, Sandy McCubbin 20)
1920-21 (Pip Rippon 27, Oscar Brentnall 26)
1926-27 (Billy Dinsdale 25, Harold Andrews 21)
1930-31 (Billy Dinsdale 25, Walter Lax 20)
1950-51 (John Garvie 21, Andy Graver 20)
1951-52 (Andy Graver 39, John Garvie 21, Ernie Whittle 20)
1975-76 (John Ward 29, Percy Freeman 25)
1987-88 (Phil Brown 20, John McGinley 20)
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#7
** Jorge Grant needs three goals to make this his most successful season in front of goal.

Grant scored 19 for Notts County in 2017-18 including a goal in each league game against Lincoln. However, none of those 19 came from the penalty spot.
 

clanford

Vital Squad Member
#9
After yesterdays fun and games, just three clubs with anything to play for today. Expect to see another shuffle of the pack and plenty of subs. A good game for us will give momentum for the play-offs so it’s vital we don’t sit back and relax. UTI 👊💥👏👏👏
 

clanford

Vital Squad Member
#16
Does anyone know the schedule of the play-off games, ie. if we finish fifth, as is looking probable, will we be at home on the Wednesday?
Not sure of the exact permutations, but these are the dates

League One play-offs
League One semi-final first leg A - Tuesday, May 18, 6pm

League One semi-final first leg B - Wednesday, May 19, 6pm

League One semi-final second leg A - Friday, May 21, 7.45pm

League One semi-final second leg B - Saturday, May 22, 3pm

League One play-off final - Sunday, May 30, 3pm
 

sedgleyimp

Vital Champions League
#17
Morning all........looking forward to a pretty relaxed watch today. I really think we'd be better off with the home leg first so finishing 5th would be best for me. Of course if we did sneak 3rd that would be the highest position finish in the pyramid in my time as an Imp (so far). Either way a match to come through unscathed with no injuries or silly red cards (which I assume would carry over into the PO's), with the result largely immaterial.

It would however be very nice for Hopper and/or Morton to get on the score sheet as I feel that this would boost both of their confidences going into the big games ahead
 

Skip155

Vital Champions League
#19
Not sure of the exact permutations, but these are the dates

League One play-offs
League One semi-final first leg A - Tuesday, May 18, 6pm

League One semi-final first leg B - Wednesday, May 19, 6pm

League One semi-final second leg A - Friday, May 21, 7.45pm

League One semi-final second leg B - Saturday, May 22, 3pm

League One play-off final - Sunday, May 30, 3pm
In league 2 leg A is the middle 2 teams - although in the Championship it seems to be the other way around.
 

Brendan Bradley

Vital Squad Member
#20
In my eyes, imperative we win today to get some momentum for the play offs.
It would be nice to play well but it's wholly unimportant. What matters is the preparation for the play off.

When we won L2, Tranmere went into the playoffs without a win in four, and with only one victory in their last 7 games.

This game is really just a glorified training exercise.