Varsity report: Men’s Football 2nds score five to win

Lincoln Men’s 2nds recorded a 5-2 win over Hull at Sincil Bank during Varsity.

The away side started quickly when the Hull striker rounded the goalkeeper and looked certain to tap home into an empty net, but for a superb goal line clearance by Alex Earle.

Lincoln then took the lead after Omar Garcia latched onto a long pass and took it past the keeper well before tucking home.

Sanvir Causbrook for Lincoln was causing issues on Hull’s right hand side with a surging run earning a corner which was nearly converted.

The away side levelled the game after a high ball into the box picked out the Hull striker who was just onside and saw the faintest of touches with his head divert the ball into the net.

Lincoln’s Matt Anthony was winning his midfield battles and coming out on top in most aerial duals, providing the home side with a platform to attack.

The visitors just held on after further Lincoln pressure towards the end of the half and went in level at the break.

A slow second half was then energised by Will Fry who’s first time finish from outside the box left the Hull keeper with no chance.

Fry came close once more but was just denied by a finger tip save, which turned the ball round the post after the midfielder made a surging run into the box.

Hull were level once more after a defensive mix up saw the ball fall kindly for the striker to brush into an empty goal.

The hosts responded quickly to conceding, as an ambitious ‘rabona’ effort from Garcia was saved well by the Hull goalkeeper.

Lincoln’s Earle was forced into a last ditch challenge to prevent his team from falling behind after the keeper had been rounded.

Fry got his 2nd goal of the game and put Lincoln 3-2 ahead after an excellent touch provided the space to unleash a powerful effort from range.

Garcia also added to his tally, stunning the Hull goalkeeper with a powerful finish which extended Lincoln’s lead in the latter stages.

Anthony, who had been reintroduced as a makeshift centre back for the remaining minutes, prevented a nervy end to the game with a vital block preventing a goal scoring opportunity.

The game was then rounded off in superb fashion, with Jermaine Ankrah jinxing defenders before producing a powerful half volley to win the game 5-2 for Lincoln.

Will Fry, scorer of two, said on the match: “It was good feeling to beat Hull today and for me personally it was great to be back on the score sheet once more.”

By Samuel Gilbert

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