Holdsworth ecstatic as unbeaten run continues

David Holdsworth was “delighted” after Lincoln extended their unbeaten run with a win over Braintree on Tuesday, November 6th.


Lincoln City manager, David Holdsworth expressed his delight that his side are now unbeaten in seven games. Photo: Andrew West

Speaking after their 3-0 triumph, he praised his team for bouncing back from Saturday’s FA Cup disappointment. He said: “We could have fallen flat, but we said ‘let’s get at this side’ and we got on the front foot.”

Lincoln took the lead in the match through a deflected effort from Jake Sheridan. Commenting on the goal, Holdsworth said: “We asked him to shoot and he took the opportunity.”

After going in at the break a goal up, he added that he asked “for much of the same” at half-time. He continued: “We have a lot of good legs in our side. It was a professional performance and important defensive display.”

Lincoln’s other goals on the night were scored by Andrew Boyce and Jamie Taylor. Discussing the goals, he said: “It was about time he [Boyce] scored one. I set him a target of six or seven. It was a well taken header. Meanwhile, Jamie is confident and you can see what it means to him. He kept the two centre halves on their toes.”

Taylor was awarded Player of the Month for October and the Imps striker was further praised by his manager: “He’s leading the line well and he’s doing what I’ve asked of him.”

The Imps had been affected by injuries in recent weeks, but the Lincoln manager revealed he had “been able to play the same side” as the last match against Walsall.

The club added Scott Garner to their ranks but he said: “There aren’t too many additions I need. You don’t find them [players] easy. The players are certainly delivering at the moment.”

Also speaking post-match was centre-half, Andrew Boyce. He said: “You can’t ask for much more. Buzzing for the performance and the goal.”

He added: “We got off to a flyer in the second half. We just want clean sheets and that’s all we’re going out for as defenders.”

Commenting on Jamie Taylor’s good form and performance, Boyce said: “He is a pleasure to watch. Everyone’s flying at the minute. We’re all buzzing for him.”

Lincoln City are next in action on Saturday, November 10th, when they play Barrow at Holker Street.

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