November was a decent month for the Imps, but it certainly didn’t start that way!
In total, City played six matches this month; we scored eight goals, conceded six, and picked up five league points from a possible nine. We also progressed in the Papa John’s Trophy, courtesy of the recent win against Morecambe, and the League Cup with our giant-killing at Ashton Gate. Of course, we also succumb to a shock in the FA Cup against Chippenham Town.
Here are the best of the performers and performances, as voted for by you on our player rater widget. I’ll also include some stats that went down well last month.
Full Month Results
LEAGUE ONE Tu 01Nov 2022
Lincoln 1 – 1 Accrington
FA CUP Sa 05Nov 2022
Chippenham 1 – 0 Lincoln
EFL CUP Tu 08Nov 2022
Bristol C 1 – 3 Lincoln
LEAGUE ONE Sa 12Nov 2022
Lincoln 1 – 1 Plymouth
LEAGUE ONE Sa 19Nov 2022
Lincoln 2 – 1 Morecambe
FOOTBALL LEAGUE TROPHY Tu 22Nov 2022
Lincoln 1 – 1 Morecambe (4-3)
Player of the Month – Ben House 7.73
There are two reasons Ben House had a great month and came out on top. Firstly, he turned in plenty of committed performances, and bagged a couple of goals. Secondly, he didn’t play in the Chippenham game, which dragged everyone else’s scores down. To give Ben credit, only one player would have scored higher were it not for Chippenham; Max Sanders.
Let’s not take anything away from Ben. Here we have a striker who started the season as an attacking midfielder, but now has six goals to his name. They’re not in the cups against lower opposition either; this month he netted against Bristol City and Morecambe, the latter a winning goal.
It’s not his goals that have earned him his first Player of the Month on the Stacey West. It’s his attitude and commitment, his fearless aggression and constant chasing. He’s not the biggest striker, he’s not the quickest, but you’d be hard pushed to find one that works harder. When the team plays well and he’s clearly leading from the front, he’s going to get noticed.
August – Carl Rushworth (7.26)
September -Jack Diamond (7.83)
October – Regan Poole (7.51)
Individual Performance of the Month – Max Sanders (Plymouth H) 9.2
A good midfielder dictates the pace of a game of football, they stamp their own authority on proceedings, and help spring attacks as well as repel them. In our 1-1 draw with Plymouth, Max Sanders did all of that, to such a degree that you rated his outing higher than when Jack Diamond bagged a hat trick against Bristol Rovers!
In fairness, he had a great game. He got a wonder goal, had four shots in total (three on target), and came away with 80% passing accuracy, winning 65% of his duels. It’s fair to say he’s a first team regular now, and is showing the quality we knew him to have as he rotted away on the bench last season.
August – Jordan Wright (Barrow A) 8.7
September – Jack Diamond (Bristol Rovers A) 9.00
October – Adam Jackson (Ipswich A) 9.40
Team Performance of the Month – Plymouth Argyle (H) 8.26
This was a month of contrasts – FA Cup humiliation, contrasted with League Cup joy. Stunted attacking in Wiltshire, contrasted with free-flowing attacking at home. The disappoitment of drawing 1-1 at home against Accrington, contrasted with the joy of beating another struggler, Morecambe, 2-1 in a similar performance. With wins under our belt, it seems unreal that the best performance of the month and indeed the season so far, was a 1-1 draw.
I guess part of this is due to us expecting to get nothing. Plymouth are a superb side, and they played a huge part in getting this game rated as the best you’ve seen all season. They offered a threat which needed snuffing out, so the defensive players scored highly, but also we could easily have won the game giving our attacking players a bit lift as well.
Here’s something to consider – your ratings put a 1-1 home draw with Plymouth as a better performance, collctively, than any game last season.
August – Oxford United (A) (7.29)
September -Derby County (H) (7.54)
October – Ipswich Town (A) – (8.10)
Wyscout Stats Leaders
A player must have played at least 200 minutes for the Imps to qualify for the stats. Otherwise, someone coming on for ten minutes and getting a shot away would be right at the top of the ‘per 90’ stats!
Remember – Wyscout do not include the FA Cup First Round, for some reason, so Chippenham is not included in these numbers.
Most Touches In The Box Per 90 – Jack Diamond (4.16)
August – Jordon Garrick (4.72)
September -Jack Diamond (2.68)
October – Ben House (2.04)
Most Shots Per 90 – Jack Diamond (2.78)
August – Jordon Garrick (2.18)
September – Ben House (2.23)
October – Danny Mandroiu (1.56)
Dribbles Per 90 – Jack Diamond (6.48)
August – Jordon Garrick (5.44)
September – Jack Diamond (8.94)
October – Jack Diamond (5.78)
Goals & Assists Combined – Ben House / Max Sanders (2)
August -Ted Bishop (7)
September – Jack Diamond (5)
October – Danny Mandroiu (3)
Overall Pass Accuracy % – Lasse Sorensen (85.29%)
August – Tashan Oakley-Boothe (89.14%)
September -Tashan Oakley-Boothe (88.18%)
October – Lasse Sorensen (83.5%)
Crosses Per 90 – Jack Diamond 4.16
August -Jamie Robson (1.16)
September -Sean Roughan (3.31)
October – Jack Diamond 1.67
Successful Defensive Action Per 90 – TJ Eyoma (13.03)
August -Jamie Robson (13.62)
September -TJ Eyoma (13.23)
October – Adam Jackson (11.04)
Aerial Duels Per 90 – Regan Poole (10.74)
August -Tom Hopper (7.18)
September – Ben House (8.26)
October – Ben House (7.47)