Lincoln City were victorious in yesterday’s Sky Bet League Two encounter against Yeovil Town, as the Imps came away 2-0 winners at Huish Park.
A thoroughly professional performance, with the Cowley’s nailing their tactics once again.
Here are our player ratings from the match:
Josh Vickers 7 – Overall, Vickers didn’t have much to do. He made a few smart saves in the first half, but, the standout moment in his performance was his stop early in the second half. In a one-on-one situation, the Lincoln keeper stayed big and denied the Yeovil forward. Just a few minutes later, Matt Green went down the other end and put the Imps in front.
Neal Eardley 8 – Neal Eardley had a fantastic game yesterday. Defensively, he was top draw, and played a big part in keeping Lincoln’s clean sheet. Also, he was the provider for Matt Rhead’s goal with a simply superb cross. Just a great game once again from the City full back.
Luke Waterfall 7 – Another solid performance from the skipper. The partnership between Waterfall and Sean Raggett is one of the strongest in the league, and now that the two are back playing together, it is paying dividends. The captain didn’t put a foot wrong, in what as a mature display from the 27-year old.
Sean Raggett 7.5 – Against Yeovil, Sean Raggett put in a very good showing. Arguably, he saved a goal with his headed clearance in the first half, and he was unlucky not to give the Imps the lead after his effort from a corner struck the woodwork. Another clean sheet to add the ever-growing list, well-played Raggett!!
Sam Habergham 7 – Sam Habergham’s looks to be growing in confidence with every game he plays now, and it is great to see. Habergham is one of my favourite Lincoln players. He is so solid at the back, and his delivery from set-pieces is up there with the best in the league.
Alex Woodyard 7 – Yesterday, it was one of those gritty, hard-working performances from the midfielder. Woodyard’s tracking back and covering were both top-notch, and his abundance of composure on the ball was for all to see.
Michael Bostwick 7.5 – Dominant and commanding in the midfield. Michael Bostwick’s counterpart had no match for the midfielders physicality, and the 29-year old took full advantage of the mismatch. Bostwick continues his excellent form, and he will look for more of the same against Accrington next Saturday.
Cameron Stewart 6.5 – On Cameron Stewart’s first league start, I was impressed. His work rate and endeavour stood out the most, as he never stopped running. He showed his attacking flair in the first half when he nutmegged the Yeovil defender, which you could tell he was happy about. I am excited to see more of what the 26-year old can do.
Harry Anderson 7 – Harry Anderson was lively all match, especially in the first half, with the combination between himself and Neal Eardley causing the Yeovil defence problems. The main aim with Anderson is keeping him fit, because when he plays, we look a different proposition going forward.
Matt Rhead 9 (MOTM) – How could we not give Rheady man of the match! An assist for Lincoln’s opener, and the scorer of second. Rhead was an absolute nuisance all game for the Glovers defence, and deserved to find himself on the scoresheet. I think that the rekindling of Rhead and Green up top is starting to click, as ever since the change was made, goals have been coming in bunches.
Matt Green 8 – Matt Green has now found the back of the net in back to back league matches, and he must be brimming with confidence. His finish showcased his class, as it was a composed left footed strike. Also, Green was very influential in City’s second goal with some great hold up play, and then the awareness to find Neal Eardley. Keep it up Greeny!!!