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Lincoln City vs Luton: Shaw thing for Hatters

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: October 07, 2012

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Jon Shaw's first goal since the opening day of the season gave Luton a 2-1 win at Lincoln.

The visitors came into the game on the back of successive league victories, and took the lead after 28 minutes, when Imps' goalkeeper Paul Farman palmed Andre Gray's drilled cross into his own net.

Paul Buckle's side were dominant for most of the first half, but needed goalkeeper Mark Tyler to be alert to keep out Jamie Taylor's low effort four minutes before the break.

Buckle made a double change at half-time which paid immediate dividends as substitute Shaw headed home Stuart Fleetwood's 48th-minute free-kick having been left completely unmarked.

The deficit was reduced 10 minutes later however, when Taylor hammered home a right-footed strike from the edge of the area.

The Hatters sat back on their lead but only David Morgan's long-range effort gave David Holdsworth's men the glimpse of a late equaliser.

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  • OldLincolnia  |  October 08 2012, 12:20PM

    Things are continuing to move forward in a positive manner. Things feel more positive, and its good. It was a good attendance that will have helped give the coffers a boost. Just hope the fans will not be silly about fixtures against Mansfield and Grimsby as if they have any more importance than say Woking.

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  • theoutworker  |  October 08 2012, 10:54AM

    I was there on Saturday and I thought the imps were very unlucky not to have got a point from the game. 2 goals given away by sloppy play. Jamie Taylor's goal was a classic. I understand that Grant Brown was in the dugout. Maybe things will improve now that he is involved.

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  • Dale_1981  |  October 08 2012, 8:50AM

    On the face of it, not a bad showing against one of the better sides in the BSP. A 2-1 scoreline seen by readers would suggest that we weren't walk-overs on Saturday but lets break it down. We're playing at home where we should be picking up at least a point if we're to have any chance of survival this season. Things are looking better in that we didn't concede in the 1st, 3rd or 5th minute of the game but then to concede three minutes after the half time break shows that after a month training, we still haven't learned to switch on quick enough after kick-off. Seriously, what does it take to get a message across to these players!? It also brings into question the instructions that Holdsworth passes to his players during the half time interval. After a full pre-season training schedule, a revamp of the squad, lessons learned in the seasons early games and the deployment of every single excuse in the book, we're still unable to mix it with part-timers and bottom half BSP finishers. Is Holdsworth devoid of ideas or are the players so poor that they can't take the ideas into the game? We are far enough into the season for the league to take shape, for teams to find themselves in positions which they'll be in or around for the rest of the season and the relegation zone is not where we want to be.I'm not saying sack the manager or change the board but we can't go on like this if we want to have a football club next season, it's that simple.

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