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Lincoln United 4-0 Appleby Frodingham

Lincoln United 4-0 Appleby Frodingham

Zack Leader3 Jul - 16:00
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The Whites eased to a first win, with a four goal victory away to Appleby Frodingham.

The Whites got off to the perfect start to the Scott Hellewell era with a comfortable win over step six side Appleby Frodingham FC.

Lincoln United scored four while keeping a clean sheet, with goals coming from debutant Henry Moore, a brace from Jack McMenemy and half-time substitute Paul Grimes.
Lincoln set up with a 5-3-2 formation, giving 5 debuts to new signings.

The Whites got off to a quick start with wing backs Kallum Smith and Tris Drummond causing problems for the side from Scunthorpe.

Early chances fell to the dangerous Teddy Gibbons, who linked up well with new signing Gregg Smith. He came close twice, one saved and one drifting wide.

33-year-old Kallum Smith forced a fine save from the keeper, which resulted in a corner for the Whites.
The resulting corner gave Lincoln the breakthrough with Sean Wright's flick being met by Henry Moore who bundled the ball into the back of the net giving Lincoln the lead on the 14 minute mark.

Lincoln kept the pressure on, looking to double their lead, which they did in the 26th minute. Forward Jack McMenemy reacted fastest to the rebound of his own shot and finished past the stranded ‘keeper.

Just two minutes later, McMenemy made it a brace with a well struck half volley after good hold up play from Gregg Smith. The striker partnership linking up well to give the Whites a deserved 3 goal lead.

We kept the pressure on until half-time but despite efforts from Gibbons, Smith and McMenemy the score remained 3-0 at the break.

The management team made a whole host of changes at half-time, with all seven substitutes coming on for the second half. This allowed new signings, Adam Barthram, Scott Matthews and Paul Grimes to make their debuts.

The Whites dominated the ball but were unable to create many meaningful chances, with half-chances falling to Leo Priestley and Gregg Smith.

Harvey Graves nearly made it four for Lincoln but was denied by a great save.

The fourth goal came in the 77th with Paul Grimes meeting Callum Chapman’s pull back and firing into the bottom left corner.

The Whites created more chances before the full-time whistle and could’ve added to their lead but were unable to.

It was a strong first performance from the Whites and a good platform to build from as pre-season progresses. New signings Henry Moore and Tom Hipwell particularly impressed at the back.

We move onto Saturday as we travel down to Loughborough for the next pre-season friendly against Loughborough Students.

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