PLAYER RATINGS VS LINCOLN



Lee Burge (6/10): Did well to put the Lincoln strikers off in one-on-one situations, and generally quick off his line. However Burge did flap at crosses in the second half, a feature of his game we’ve became all too familiar with.

Conor McLaughlin (6/10): Didn’t go forward too much, keeping things simple and tidy. McLaughlin has excelled this season as a very consistent defender.

Bailey Wright (6/10): Quite an uneventful game for Wright which he’ll be thankful for after recent mistakes. Kept things controlled at the back in a game where he wasn’t tested defensively.

Tom Flanagan (7/10): Solid at the back and Flanagan’s passing was good throughout. Stepped out of defence with the ball a few times which was unseen under Parkinson. That being said, the centre back did continuously give away silly fouls that were just pointless.

Callum McFadzean (6/10): Unlike his teammates, McFadzean struggled to get into the game. He didn’t get on the ball too much, and couldn’t put any good crosses in.


Grant Leadbitter (7/10): Calmly slotted home the opener from the spot, and overall kept possession well. Leadbitter is protected in a midfield three which allows him to sit deep and spray the ball around.

Max Power (7/10): Always looking forward and pressed hard. Along with Scowen, the two did a good job of making Leadbitter’s role easier for him.

Josh Scowen (7/10): Never stopped running, winning the ball back with Power throughout. When he came off, there was a significant drop in intensity which is really telling of Scowen’s impact.


Jack Diamond (8/10): Really direct, beating his man time and time again. Won the penalty, and got the third himself with a brilliant curled finish. The only issue was that the lad possibly got a bit too excited, committing a number of fouls before coming off at half time.

Aiden McGeady (8/10): One of the many threats up front today, McGeady’s technical ability was too much for Lincoln to handle. He’s clearly one of the league’s best players as he’s such a great dribbler.

Charlie Wyke (8/10): Bagged a brace in another all round great game for Wyke. Battled throughout and got into really good positions. Capped off his performance with a brilliant finish for our fourth goal.


Subs:

Chris Maguire (7/10): Worked hard and pressed well, Maguire was a good impact sub at half time. Grabbed a well-worked assist for our fourth, setting up Wyke.

George Dobson (6/10): Tidy in possession if not spectacular. Coming on at three nil is difficult because the game was already over.

Elliot Embleton (6/10): Wasn’t really involved but should improve with the minutes under his belt.

Dion Sanderson (6/10): Showed a bit of technical ability, but like the rest of the subs the game was already won. Hopefully the lad provides competition for McLaughlin before Luke O’Nien returns.

Will Grigg (6/10): Looked lively but never looked like scoring in the last ten minutes.