City and Barnet both wobble ahead of top-of-table clash
Lincoln City will be aiming to get the momentum going again when they travel to Barnet on Saturday.
The head of steam the Imps had built up at the start of the season was blown away when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Sincil Bank to Salisbury City on Saturday.
City boss Gary Simpson bemoaned the slow build up play as the Imps failed to make inroads into the visitor's defence.
It was a tough blow for the Imps, who saw their 100 per cent home record come to an end as a result.
FREE BOILER !!! FREE BOILER !!!LANDLORDS / TENANTS & HOMEOWNERS,...View details
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE BOILER ??? IF YOU ARE IN RECEIT OF TAX CREDITS, PENSION CREDITS, INCOME SUPPORT, JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE OR DISABILITY, THEN GIVE YOUR LOCAL PLUMBING COMPANY A CALL NOW.
Terms: TS & CS APPLY
Contact: 01472 803004
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
"We were guilty of being too slow. The build up was slow. We need to move the ball quickly," said Simpson.
"We moved it from one side to the other, but too often, rather than going forward, we went back.
"We kept possession, but to really hurt them we needed to get on the front foot.
"It was tough, but you just have to keep going.
"It's not about the defeat, it's about how you react to a defeat. We've got to go to Barnet and try to get a result.
"It is a tough division, one or two are a bit better equipped than us.
"We've just got to keep working hard and keep doing the right thing and hopefully a bit more quality in the final third can get us a goal."
Lincoln now travel down to London to face a Barnet side in a similar situation.
Edgar David's Bees had adjusted to life in the Skrill Premier well following their relegation.
They stormed up the table and were rubbing shoulders with Lincoln in the play-off spots.
However, their own train of success was derailed last weekend when they were beaten 2-1 by FC Halifax Town.
Imps forward Jake Sheridan believes that facing the ex-League side will be just the right tonic.
"Hopefully taking on Barnet will give us a boost, said Sheridan.
"They have just come down, and call themselves a Football League club, and that will give us a lift to put in a performance.
Lincoln will welcome captain Alan Power back into the fold following his three game suspension.
Striker Nick Wright is not expected to feature as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.