There’s little doubt the excitement of winning the League Two title is something that I’ve never experienced before.
I’ve put the disappointment of the FBA’s behind me now and have focused solely on the wonderful memories we have from the season. For the record, neither myself nor the excellent ‘Bury Me in Exile’ won an award and sadly, in our category, both winners were video channels. One has 300,000 followers on Twitter.
That said, the possibility of an award for us as a site was great, but it’s nothing compared to the amazing feeling of lifting the League Two title.
If we can put the disappointment of the Colchester loss behind us, there’s been several matches where I feel we’ve taken big steps towards this season’s achievements. Yes, it’s a 46 game season but these five matches were the ones I believe will stick in the mind the longest.
Without further ado, here’s the five matches of 2018/19 that we feel made us champions.
EXETER 0-3 IMPS
One of the matches we don’t seem to have many pictures for! I wanted to include it though because this win was the first time I truly felt we might be on to something.
Exeter had been our nemesis, losing their early the previous season and of course, being beaten over two legs in the play-offs. They were severely weakened by the loss of Jayden Stockley in January, but this game featured him, Boateng and Christy Pym.
It was a strong Exeter side, perhaps still settling into the rhythm the new manager wanted, but still a threat. Instead of going there and being the patsy, we cleaned up.
It was a striker’s masterclass from John Akinde, he looked incredible and could have had a hat trick. Lee Frecklington was also on form and although he had a difficult season at times, this was classic Freck.
Everything clicked, the Imps went into overdrive and when anyone says we didn’t play like champions, point them to this game. it might not have been every week, but this was one game where we definitely delivered.