Lincoln City Journalist Award – Session One

The Stacey West has recently teamed up with the Priory Trust to deliver journalism and alternative media content to Year Nine student across four academies.

We’re incredibly honoured and privileged to work with young people on the Lincoln City Journalist Award, something supported fully by the club and the Former Player’s Association, as well as a former sports editor of the Lincolnshire Echo.

Each week over the next month the students will be producing written work based around the Imps, starting with them looking at the different ways a goal can be described.

We gave them three goals and in pairs, they had to find different ways to describe those goals, using different words and descriptions to truly paint a realistic picture of the strikes.

As part of the award we’ll be featuring their writing on the site, hopefully maybe even giving other young writers not involved some ideas, guidance or inspiration as well.

Here’s a small selection of the work produced this week, along with clips of the goals.


Bruno Andrade


“The ball was played into Andrade who took it into his stride, stuttered many times, duked the defender and side footed the ball with his left boot into the right-side netting.”

“Bruno Andrade dummied the defender with a stutter and stuck the ball with his left foot, curling it into the far side netting.”

“As Bruno was running down the left-hand side of the box, he was being shimmied out by a defender. He shot by surprise, with his unexpected foot and with placement he curled it into the right-hand side corner with ease.”


Tom Pett

On the Saturday night home game at a crowded Sincil Bank, striker John Akinde’s header assisted number seven Tom Pett. After leathering the ball, it deflected off both defender and goalkeeper and bounced in to the right-hand side of the goal, putting Lincoln 3-1 up.”


A long ball over the top of everyone found the noggin of John Akinde who flicked it on. It found the boot of the Imps’ number seven Tom Pett who volleyed it from the edge of the box, deflecting off the foot of Fraser Franks.

The looping volley found the bottom left hand corner of Joe Day’s goal, who got a finger tip to it. However, it wasn’t enough, making it 3-1 to Lincoln on a cold Saturday evening.

Tom & Kristian

67 minutes into the game and Tom Pett received the ball right near the penalty area. He hit the ball first time on the volley and because of a deflection, beat the goal keeper.

Amanda & Chloe

Halfway through the second half of the game, Lincoln gave themselves some breathing space as the ball looped past the goal keeper. Tom Pett ran on to a towering heading from John Akinde and volleyed a left foot shot past the lunging goal keeper into the bottom corner.

Kiki & Stacie


Shay McCartan

The driven shot blasted in to the back of the net, annihilated the keeper’s hand. The players went ballistic, as well as their fans.

Kyle, Thomas, Oliver

Shay McCartan swung at the rebounding ball, a volley from 25-yards. The ball darted into the top right corner. Swindon were left in shock as the keeper dived after the ball.

Corey & Ashton