GRINNELLY GOAL FIRST POINT ON Chair­boys sur­ren­der half-time lead as

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Matt Wright

LIN­COLN had to learn fast in their first match back in the Foot­ball League af­ter their pro­mo­tion last sea­son, but Josh Gin­nelly’s equaliser earned a de­served point at Wy­combe.

If there was any doubt be­fore­hand, the Imps will know they can’t af­ford to switch off in the man­ner that they did af­ter open­ing the scor­ing, when they let in two sloppy goals from set-pieces.

But given how well they per­formed against op­po­si­tion from higher lev­els than League Two in the last cam­paign, they were never go­ing to be over­awed.

In the end, their man­ager Danny Cow­ley felt that his side had suc­cess­fully come through the first of what is sure to be many tough tests in what is their first sea­son in the fourth tier in six years.

Cow­ley, mak­ing his own EFL de­but, said: “We’ve seen how tough it is; you look at the level we played to­day and com­pare it to the level we played last year it’s ab­so­lutely miles apart.

“If we would have played that well in the Na­tional League last year we’d have won 3-0, so we’re un­der no il­lu­sions how tough it’s go­ing to be.

“It was a re­ally good chal­lenge to­day against a phys­i­cally strong team, they’re heavy­weights aren’t they?

“We tried first half to go toeto-toe with them and tried to beat them at the own game and we kind of got drawn into it.

“In the sec­ond half I thought we did a lot bet­ter, so there are def­i­nitely pos­i­tives to take but we’ve had to try re­ally hard to get a point to­day.”

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