Yeovil Town manager Darren Way said that he felt his side's spirit and determination helped them carve out a 1-1 draw against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank. The draw was one of convenience for the Imps, who needed just a point to guarantee their play-off position at the end of the season, even if they didn't have things their own way, when Jordan Green gave the Glovers a 10th minute lead to keep the home side on their toes. That kept Lincoln fans firmly on their mobile phones, keeping track of Mansfield Town's scoreline against Crawley Town in the same part of the country, but when the Stags equalised in their match, Lincoln were able to do the same, taking the pressure off their players, and leaving Mansfield as the unlucky team.
Way felt the 'majority' of the players who got onto the pitch gave a good account of themselves on the day, and he told BBC Somerset after the match that he felt that much of Lincoln's success came down to their stability, which was something that he hoped to produce for next season himself:
"For such a young team, I thought every player to a man, gave an unbelievable effort, fight, spirit and determination. And we knew it was going to be a difficult place to come to today. It's taken a lot for them to unlock us. They've got a strong force and they're a club which is carrying a lot of momentum. But I've just said to my players, we've got to get that feeling next year. I thought the majority of the squad were fantastic. They all did a role and a responsibility against a really tough team. They've got some good players. One thing for sure is that you can see that they've got stability, and that's certainly what I've got to look for next year."
Lincoln's equalise came deep into the second half when substitute Tom Pett hooked the ball into the top right hand corner in front of a crowded penalty box. Way admitted that it was a fantastic goal, and explained that his own introduction of Oscar Gobern as a second half substitute was an attempt to close off some of the loose balls that Lincoln were picking up in that sort of area:
"It was a fantastic goal, and we brought on that extra midfielder in there, just because of the spaces where we thought they were picking up first and second balls. The ball was wide, it came back in, and it bounced out to the edge of the box, and unfortunately he's put it in the top corner. But I have to reflect on the whole season itself. We've had ups, we've had downs. You never get through a whole football season unscathed. I probably share the supporters frustrations but what I've got to do now is I've got to somehow empower and change the system."
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