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Lincoln City 3 Hereford 2 - full-time

By LeighCurtis  |  Posted: November 17, 2012

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Freescoring Lincoln City stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games this afternoon with a thrilling 3-2 win against Hereford at Sincil Bank.

After a drab first half, the Imps took the lead before the break with a stunning 35-yard lob from top scorer Jamie Taylor.

But the visitors were back level early in the second half when Ryan Bowman fired in from Josh O'Keefe's brilliantly weighted pass.

However, City were back in front in the 71st minute when substitute Vadaine Oliver's flick on was headed into his own net by ex-Imp Joe Heath.

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With nine minutes left, substitute Colin Larkin then scored from the penalty spot after Jake Sheridan was hauled down by Andy Gallinagh.

A fine effort from Will Evans raised anxiety in the home stands, but Lincoln, who have scored 11 goals in their last four games, held on to end Hereford's seven-game unbeaten run.

Lincoln: Farman, Gray, Boyce, Miller, Gilbert, MIlls, Fofana, Smith, Sheridan, Power, Taylor. Subs: Garner, Oliver, Bassele, Larkin, Turner.

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  • MacImp  |  November 20 2012, 7:48PM

    Smith was crossing the ball with both feet on Saturday and he has the makings of a good player. He does tend to keep the ball too long though, take one too many touches and lose the ball. Bassele looked interesting and I would like to see more of him. We are now a team who believe they can win and that is exciting for fans.

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  • VulcanImp  |  November 20 2012, 9:55AM

    Fishy - Nobody wins anything for being top of this league in November and remember being No1 means there is only one way to go!!! Up the Imps

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  • CardiffImp  |  November 20 2012, 7:53AM

    .....fishy you still here?? Must be lonely on the Mariners forum with just you talking to yourself - shame and how sad - not!!! You are the weakest link goodbye. C'mon you Imps!

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  • Sweepclean  |  November 19 2012, 10:56PM

    Hi Nigel Hope you are well I do agree with you he does need to mix it up and he does need to get the ball into the box earlier. But when he doesn't have the ball his marking up and his positional play when the opposition are in possession and attacking and also at free kicks is not good enough as he seems lost looking at the expression on his face. I think we would fair better if we left him and Sheridan up field to run at the defence when we clear our lines as they are both fast. and it would probably occupy 4or 5 of their players. But on the whole the Squad are a vast improvement We not only have a good team we have a better quality bench now to select from, and also still some to come back from injury. and also not forgetting our Youths. Things are looking bright for City at the moment.

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  • nigelsparky  |  November 19 2012, 9:59PM

    Hi sweep clean just want to comment on your post regarding Adam Smith. Whilst I know where you are coming from, oh and by the way he did put in two great balls in the first half with his left foot, the tactic of putting a natural right footer on the left side of midfield is quite a common tactic. The opposing right back will be expecting a left sided player to go outside him to cross the ball with his "strong foot", so he will show the player "inside" to try and get him on what he thinks will be his "weaker foot". However it doesn't take long to suss out and as happened on Saturday, they will "double up" on him. It is not a bad tactic but I do agree that Smith became too predictable. He needs to mix it up a bit.

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  • redIMPoster  |  November 19 2012, 8:00PM

    I have to agree that the defence keep leaking some edge of box/just out of box goals and this needs to be stopped as one day soon we may not score more than the opposition. Farman is an excellent keeper but he can't keep out all of the shots especially those longer range efforts that appear through the crowded defence. Players need to stop these balls before they get anywhere near Farman's goal. As for Bassele - I also agree he may be a decent option to replace Smith if he keeps on losing the ball in attacking play. Bassele looked like he could handle himself and we all know that these 17 yr olds want to impress and I would like to see a bit more of him.

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  • Fishy  |  November 19 2012, 7:25PM

    Lincoln city what a joke your good run will come to a end soon then u plastic gimps can stay at home and call DH a joke like he his.think u gimps will finish. Mid table your turn out to home games is a bit of a joke really when did you have more than 3500 this season we will help you when we come to your shed

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  • DelrioImp  |  November 19 2012, 1:46PM

    I too worry about the Alamo defending, but this has been a great run and as long as we score more goals than the opposition that's fine. BTW, excellent coverage of the Imps in this weekend's Non-League paper, including front-cover splash.

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  • CardiffImp  |  November 19 2012, 12:27PM

    ..couldn't agree more burtonroadimp. We're doingvery very well at the moment and confidence is great and long may it continue! I jus worry a l ittle about our defence at late but that may well be down to a more attacking mind set which is great! Thius league as most of us know already is very open and anybody is capable of beating anybody (apart from us of course :) ) and you only have to look at how few points there are between us all! ....and as for fishy (I was going to comment as I've said before he and his cr@ppy team are irrelevant - they may be top at the moment but its who's top after the last game of the season that counts and nothing less! would be great to finish top above those codheads on the last day of the season and then laugh when they lose in the play offs (assuming they can keep up the pace and haven't peaked too early). C'mon you Imps!!!

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  • BurtonRoadImp  |  November 19 2012, 11:52AM

    One of the biggest positives is that we've been able to put the same team out week after week! How many times have we bemoaned a chopped and changed team? This must be the first time in years that we've had a settled 11? - no niggly injuries, not as many suspensions so please may it continue!

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