For the third time in a week Chester were involved in a five goal thriller, but for the second time this week they ended on the losing side. Lincoln, a big, bullying, time wasting kind of team came to the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium and looked like the better team for 60 minutes. Rhead – their chubby striker who looked like he spent more time in Gregs than on the training ground was the difference between the sides because he seemed to be a magnet to the high ball. I have a suspicion he had a strong gravitational pull due to his excess love of pies. He scored the first for Lincoln with a well placed header before Chapell equalised for the Blues after a low Jonny Hunt cross. Lincoln then extended their lead by two after a powerful shot, by their sub, close to the goal line managed to sneak its way past Worsnop and then Power made it 3-1 with another header. Hannah pulled one back with a wonderful curler into the bottom corner and then hit the bar moments later. Unfortunately despite causing a lot of pressure in the last half an hour the Blues didn’t trouble the scorers again. Here are some thoughts…
- Time wasting
I didn’t think the ref had the best game but he was very good on one point. He actually counted the amount of time Lincoln wasted. Giving four minutes and seven minutes added time to the first and second half respectively, actually meant that Lincoln’s ridiculous tactics to slow down play as often as possible (the shithouses) meant that it didn’t matter that much. Also I have never seen so many players go down with fake injuries in my life. Cheating wankers.
2. Chappel and Hannah
Probably the only two to come out of today’s match with much credit. They worked hard and looked good going forward, both scored and, for me, Chappel was MOM. Hobson had a poor game, struggling to keep hold of the ball, and Richards, when he came on really improved the team. Heneghan struggled in midfield at times and, let’s face it, after conceding eight in three games the experiment of him at DCM is working. Can he go back to CB please.
3. Their second goal
I actually think Worsnop was unlucky here and it wasn’t an error. Ok it squirmed past him and over the line but it was hit very hard very close at him and he did well to even get a hand on it. He wasn’t at fault for the other two either but for the sponsors to give him MOM doesn’t make much sense.
4. There’s a drum on his head
Anyone see the Lincoln fan who had a drum on his head while his mate was hitting it? Must have had a few shandys beforehand to numb the pain…
5. Loan market
Probably time to dip in with the squadbuilder money. I’d look for a big striker, or a quick centre back.