Top 10 Disappointing Lincoln City Strikers

7 – Jimmy Gilligan

Including Gilligan in the list might be harsh, because his spell of scoring came after his spell at Sincil Bank. However, as he has two stints with us and didn’t do well in either, he’s in. He first moved to City on loan from Watford in 1982, making three outings without a goal. He later played for Grimsby (four in 24) and Swindon (five in 17) before joining us in 1987. To be fair, nine goals in 41 games wasn’t terrible and had he managed one every four matches for us, he might have been spared inclusion. He scored once in 11 matches, that in the 3-1 win against champions Northampton. He played two games alongside Kilmore, both ending with goals for City.

After us, Gilligan moved to Cardiff where he finished as top scorer in his first season. He scored a goal in the Welsh Cup final win against Wrexham, and hit a hat trick in the Cup Winner’s Cup against Derry City. He hit 35 goals in 99 matches, later moving to Portsmouth and Swansea. Whilst at the Vetch Field, he bagged 23 goals in 62 matches.