Match 44
15th April 1968
Lincoln (a)

MONDAY 15th APRIL 1968.


Kennedy; Brown, Peden; Smith, Harford, Grummitt; Hughes (Gregson), Kearns, Corner, Cobb, Holmes,

Smout; Smyth, Balson; Newman, Harvey, Huxford; Corr, Banks, Coughlin, Pinkney, Blain,

Lincoln; Corner,
Exeter: Pinkney. Attendance: 8,129,

Manager Frank Broome has set City a target of 40 points to stay out of trouble. After this draw at Lincoln they have 32 points with 5 games remaining, Four matches are at home, It was St Lukes College student Alan Pinkney who scored for City, his first goal for the club, after 44 minutes, beating Kennedy with a 25 yard shot that dipped into the net, City's lead was shortlived, for Lincoln were level again in the 48th minute. It was about their only chance of the game and Corner took it, scoring from close range. After this Lincoln applied more pressure but to little effect, Pinkney almost scored again and John Corr had a goal disallowed, In the last 5 minutes, Alan Banks had a great chance to win the game for City with the Lincoln keeper off the line, but his shot from 18 yards flew high and wide of the goal, So the match ended in a draw and another good away point for City, It looks like being a close thing to the end of the season with re-election still in the balance,

Match Summary 

Another result which shows how un predictable football form can be. After Friday's game who would have expected City to almost completely turn the tables at Lincoln. In the end we had to be satisfied with a draw after a goal scored by Alan Pinkney just before the interval had been equalised only three minutes after the re-start by big centre forward, Jim Corner. But apart from those goals it was the City who went closest to scoring.

Team: Smout; Smyth, Balson; Newman, Harvey, Huxford; Crawford, Banks, Coughlin, Pinkney, Corr.

Attendance: 8,129.


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