Bardon: “Hopefully I can continue the trend of scoring in big games”

After Lincoln’s dramatic 3-2 win against Britannia, we caught up with midfielder Anthony Bardon, who scored the winner for the Red Imps.

I think in the first half we played really, really bad, we let them come on to us. We didn’t show them enough respect. After their 4-0 loss to Europa we thought maybe they had taken a dip.

Britannia were 2-1 up going into the 84th minute, but Liam Walker’s stunning free kick, and Bardon’s winner a minute later saw Lincoln snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.  Britannia’s efforts did not go unnoticed by Bardon though. “Fair play to them, they played brilliantly and we really had to dig deep. The comeback shows great character within our team.”

Bardon is not particularly known for his scoring, but this season he has scored in big moments such as today, and against Santa Coloma in Andorra.  This is an area Bardon hopes to continue excelling in. “Hopefully I can continue the trend of scoring in big games, and I can do it more often for Lincoln and Gibraltar. I think goals is a major part of a midfielder, and hopefully I can kick on an add a few more goals to my game.

Next up for Lincoln is a massive game against Europa, who have been their biggest challengers to the throne.  Bardon has tried to downplay the importance of the match though, saying: “I think it’s too early to say that (Lincoln v Europa) is a title decider, there’s still so many games left in the season. With games like today, and the Angels game against Europa, it shows that the league is getting better.

We have to do well in every game, because we can easily lose other games and drop points. It’s going to be a massive game to show where both teams are in the league, and whoever wins that game will have better momentum.

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