I’d been looking forward to the Mickey Mouse cup final as a day-out and had been thinking I wasn’t that bothered about the result.
But the weather dampened enthusiasm. And the violence of the Lincoln City centre-forward – a deliberate elbow-first leap into the goalkeeper – took away any sense of significance to the outcome. Officials missed it, and missed a handball from a shot on target.
The half-time entertainment was surreal. A Salop fan against a Lincoln fan playing a football video game with images of the actual players, whereby the Salop fan overturned the 1-0 deficit.
Salop didn’t cope with Lincoln’s closing down, and also made poor decisions with long balls on a wet slippery surface.
Salop’s 4th defeat in 4 visits to Wembley does not bode well. Salop look set for the play-offs – we’ll only get promoted to the second tier by winning at Wembley in May.