Davide Somma ensured Lincoln City would be staying in League Two next season when his 80th minute goal against Bury proved to be the difference in a closely fought encounter.

Somma netted his eighth of the season after getting beyond Bury’s last man and volleying home to secure the three points and consolidation for Lincoln City.

Somma, who flew into England on a one-way ticket to pursue his dream of playing here was snapped up by Leeds United last year. After a spell out with injury and an unsuccessful loan spell in Chesterfield, Somma went to Lincoln desperate to prove his worth and secure a contract for next season. Twelve games and eight goals later, Somma got his wish as Leeds United announced they’d be extending his contract for another year.

Lincoln fans will no doubt be disappointed with the news as many of them had hoped he’d be joining them on a permanent basis next season. On arriving at Lincoln, Somma found himself at a club desperately struggling for goals and in the thick of a relegation battle, but his addition brought with it a change in fortune as Lincoln quickly turned things round and a dismal season ended well when they secured their status as a League Two club. Davide Somma’s eight goals meanwhile, made him Lincoln’s top goalscorer for 2009-10, showing just how much of a problem Lincoln really had.

Whilst I can only comment on the highlights I’ve seen of Lincoln’s game, Davide Somma seems to be a really good find. A strong and intelligent centre-forward with an incredibly powerful shot. With the impending departure of Jermaine Beckford, my only hope is that Davide Somma can produce the same goods at a higher level.