Four goals from Kike helped Lincoln on their way to a comprehensive 8-0 victory against College 1975.
New Lincoln manager Mick McElwee went with a strong side, giving a league debut to Scott Wiseman, while Kyle Casciaro captained the side. For College, their team was quite young, but with a few additions, including former Europa player Jonathan Parragues, and ex-Phoenix midfielder Nito.
It took nine minutes for Lincoln to take the lead, with Tjay De Barr slotting the ball past Mark Warwick in the College goal, before a mistake from the keeper allowed Kike to get his first of the night two minutes later.
College would make Lincoln wait until the 34th minute for their next goal, with Bernardo Lopes scoring it, but it was 4-0 at the break as Kike got his second of the evening, rounding the keeper and rolling the ball in.
There was no respite for College in the second half, as Kike got his hat-trick three minutes into the half, before Lopes got his second of the night. With 15 minutes to go, Kike got his fourth from a Jack Sergeant cross, before Kyle Casciaro wrapped up the scoring with four minutes to go. To College’s credit, they kept trying, and thought they had scored at the death, but the linesman’s flag denied them their consolation goal.
College 1975: Warwick; Sanchez (Pacheco, 72), Hughes (C), Matto, Ruiz (Callejon, 67), Franco, Parragues, Nito, Victor (Gonzalez, 60), Urenda (Ruh Dos Santos, 45), Gallardo
Unused Subs: Migge, Field, Da Costa
Lincoln: Soler; Wiseman (Sergeant, 58), Lopes, Torrilla (Ronan, 54), K. Casciaro (C), De Barr (Valarino, 72), Toscano, Gamiz (Britto, 58), Moreno, Kike, Coomes
Unused Subs: Goldwin, Azopardi, Wilson
Yellow Cards: Sanchez, Ruiz
Red Cards: None