— For every Imps home match, John Fernandez will bring you the fans’ views on the game from the Stacey West stand at Sincil Bank. Enjoy along a brief match review and player ratings, and feel free to join in the comments with your thoughts.
Lincoln City were given a lesson in the beautiful game last night at Sincil Bank as a spirited Bury beat them 5-0.
The scoring was opened in 10 minutes by Andy Haworth, whose seemingly harmless shot was fumbled in by Imps keeper Joe Anyon.
Some poor defending from City then allowed Nicky Ajose and Ryan Lowe to score in quick succession, leaving the Imps chasing a 3-0 deficit after 25 minutes.
The second half performance was an improvement and City looked close to finding the net, with Mustapha Carayol and Delroy Facey nearly scoring.
Though late goals from Ajose and Lowe condemned the Imps to their fate, sending them down to 19th in the League 2 table.
Views from the Stacey West stand
Season Ticket holder Mark McCormack said: “I don’t think we have done badly tonight, the other team were just miles better; our performance wasn’t exactly bad.
“But hey, these things happen and I’ll be back next time.”
Stacey West regular Craig Harvey said: “Awful, dreadful, negative and disastrous.”
Student and life-long Imps fan Ryan Chambers said: “Poor from the off, as soon as we conceded the first goal it just looked like their head dropped and didn’t look like they wanted it.
“Defence was poor, gave them too much space and time on the ball. Awful game, be good to see how tilson picks them up for Saturdays game.”
Young Imps fan and Stacey West regular Billy Jarish said: “Couple of silly errors and it was over, we made it hard for ourselves though all over the pitch.”
Twitterer and Imps Fan Dean Burley said: “What has annoyed me is that people are saying that Bury were a good team tonight and they weren’t.
“The standard of football in League 2 has dropped dramatically and if we accept that Bury are a far better team than us we are having a laugh.”
Joe Anyon 4
Early mistake dropped his head, wasn’t the same afterwards.
Jamie Clapham 3
Looked poor for the entire game, drawn out of position time and time again.
Adam Watts 4
Lost his man too often, given a lesson by oppositions lively strikers.
Dan Gowling 4
Looked a shadow of what he was against Hereford, last game for the club also.
Gavin Hoyte 4
Went forward well, defended extremely poorly though.
Albert Jarret 4
Deliveries were consistently off the mark, lost the ball a lot as well.
Scott Kerr 5
Worked hard but the team had already condemned themselves to defeat.
Josh O’Keefe 4
Did little right, missed some good opportunities to score.
Mustapha Carayol 4
Was non-existent on the wing tonight, worried the goalie once though
Ben Hutchinson 5
Looked a threat and kept working, but didn’t get it right tonight.
Delroy Facey 6
Easily the man of the match; went for every ball. Let down by rest of the side.