Lincoln goalkeeper Paul Farman produced a string of fine saves to earn a point for the Imps in their Conference Premier opener against Woking.

Farman denied Kevin Betsy in a lacklustre first period.

He then kept out efforts from Lee Sawyer and Josh Payne after the break as the home side pressed for a winner.

Bohan Dixon, a summer signing from Accrington, spurned Lincoln's best opportunity of the match, shooting over after a good spell of pressure.

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Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

Post-match: Woking manager Hill

"I think every club looks to get a result and over the 90 minutes we've got a result. They made it hard for us and as much as we created chances, it wasn't coming off.

"We're still a little thin up top and we want to get another forward in at the club and we've been working hard all week to get one in.

"It was a tough game and the pleasing factor was we kept a clean sheet and we are already moving in the right direction."

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Imps' Simpson satisfied with point

"We've come away from home for our first game of the season and to get a point and a clean sheet, there's a lot to be positive about.

"We knew it would be difficult, we knew they could play and had an aerial threat so overall I'm quite happy.

"We stuck to the formation we've been using in pre-season but with a workmanlike midfield instead of the flair players. We thought we might have to dig in to regain possession and up to a point that worked.

"Woking have been quite a few people's dark horses for the playoffs and you can see why, but it was probably a fair result."

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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Woking 0-0 Lincoln City FT
(HT 0-0)

      Woking

      • 01 Howe
      • 02 Newton
      • 03 Nutter
      • 06 Johnson
      • 08 Parkinson
      • 04 Ricketts
      • 07 Sawyer (McNamee 73)
      • 09 Williams (Frith 86)
      • 11 Betsy
      • 20 Payne yellow card
      • 29 McCallum (McNerney 57)

      Substitutes

      • 18 Beasant,
      • 05 McNerney,
      • 14 McNamee,
      • 16 Frith,
      • 10 Sole

      Lincoln City

      • 01 Farman
      • 03 Newton
      • 05 Boyce
      • 23 Brown
      • 27 Foster yellow card
      • 06 Fofana
      • 08 Power
      • 15 Gray
      • 19 Nolan
      • 10 Wright (Dixon 72)
      • 11 Tomlinson yellow card

      Substitutes

      • 31 Preece,
      • 12 Sheridan,
      • 17 Dixon,
      • 07 Fairhurst,
      • 09 Rowe
      Ref: ReesAtt: 1,845
      WOKING
      LINCOLN CITY

      Possession

      • Woking 47%
      • Lincoln City 53%

      Attempts on target

      • Woking 3
      • Lincoln City 1

      Attempts off target

      • Woking 5
      • Lincoln City 1

      Corners

      • Woking 4
      • Lincoln City 5

      Fouls

      • Woking 7
      • Lincoln City 17
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:15 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
      • 90:00+2:59 John Nutter sends in a cross. Paul Farman safely holds on.
      • 90:00+1:58 Foul by Joe McNerney on Andrew Boyce, free kick awarded. Paul Farman takes the free kick.
      • 90:00+1:27 Nathaniel Brown challenges Joe McNerney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by John Nutter.
      • 88:15 Booking
      • 88:07 Alan Power fouled by Josh Payne, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Payne is given a yellow card. Andrew Boyce takes the free kick.
      • 85:57 Substitution Gavin Williams leaves the field to be replaced by George Frith.
      • 81:04 Corner taken by Sean Newton.
      • 79:02 Bohan Dixon takes a shot.
      • 78:16 Gavin Williams challenges Luke Foster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Newton.
      • 76:19 Unfair challenge on Luke Foster by Josh Payne results in a free kick. Andrew Boyce takes the free kick.
      • 75:14 The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe McNerney. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
      • 74:51 Ben Tomlinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Payne. Mark Ricketts takes the free kick.
      • 74:06 Unfair challenge on Brett Johnson by Alan Power results in a free kick. Aaron Howe takes the free kick.
      • 71:52 Substitution (Woking) makes a substitution, with Anthony McNamee coming on for Lee Sawyer.
      • 71:52 Substitution Bohan Dixon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nick Wright.
      • 71:36 Lee Sawyer sends in a cross. Clearance made by Andrew Boyce.
      • 70:27 Gavin Williams takes a shot.
      • 67:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Newton on Kevin Betsy. Gavin Williams takes the free kick.
      • 65:47 Jon Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams. Free kick taken by Gavin Williams.
      • 64:06 Corner taken by Alan Power from the left by-line.
      • 63:00 Booking
      • 61:49 Unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy by Ben Tomlinson results in a free kick. Ben Tomlinson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by John Nutter.
      • 60:15 Lee Sawyer sends in a cross. Clearance by Andrew Boyce. John Nutter takes a shot.
      • 59:40 Joe McNerney produces a cross. Paul Farman catches the ball.
      • 56:44 Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
      • 56:44 Substitution Joe McNerney is brought on as a substitute for Gavin McCallum.
      • 56:44 The assistant referee signals for offside against Gavin McCallum.
      • 55:55 Corner taken by Alan Power. Aaron Howe catches the ball.
      • 54:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin McCallum on Andrew Boyce. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
      • 53:32 Josh Payne takes a shot. A parry by Paul Farman prevents the goal. Corner taken short by Gavin Williams.
      • 52:18 Gavin McCallum is caught offside. Paul Farman takes the free kick.
      • 51:17 Daniel Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Williams. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick.
      • 50:52 Lee Sawyer takes a shot. Paul Farman catches the ball.
      • 48:45 Mamadou Fofana crosses the ball dead.
      • 46:42 Unfair challenge on Mark Ricketts by Ben Tomlinson results in a free kick. Aaron Howe takes the free kick.
      • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+1:11 The players leave the pitch at half time.
      • 45:00+0:48 The ball is swung over by Adam Newton. Andrew Boyce makes a clearance.
      • 45:00+0:08 Unfair challenge on Jack Parkinson by Mamadou Fofana results in a free kick. Aaron Howe restarts play with the free kick.
      • 43:46 Kevin Betsy sends in a cross. Clearance by Daniel Gray. Corner from the left by-line taken by Gavin Williams.
      • 42:44 Shot by Gavin McCallum went wide right of the post.
      • 42:23 Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Aaron Howe catches the ball.
      • 41:46 Kevin Betsy takes a shot. Paul Farman safely holds on.
      • 39:44 Gavin McCallum sends in a cross. Andrew Boyce makes a clearance.
      • 39:14 The ball is crossed by Mamadou Fofana. Aaron Howe safely holds on.
      • 37:35 The assistant referee flags for offside against Josh Payne. Paul Farman takes the free kick.
      • 35:55 Corner taken by Gavin Williams from the left by-line. Paul Farman catches the ball.
      • 33:38 The offside flag is raised against Nick Wright. Aaron Howe takes the free kick.
      • 32:11 Andrew Boyce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Payne. Direct strike on goal from the free kick by Gavin Williams goes right of the target.
      • 30:05 Corner taken by Gavin Williams from the right by-line. Foul by Brett Johnson on Andrew Boyce, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
      • 29:27 Daniel Gray challenges Gavin Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brett Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
      • 28:23 Booking
      • 28:09 Luke Foster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams. Luke Foster goes into the book. Jack Parkinson restarts play with the free kick.
      • 25:43 Foul by Jon Nolan on Kevin Betsy, free kick awarded. Josh Payne has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.
      • 24:21 Josh Payne fouled by Ben Tomlinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gavin Williams.
      • 18:32 Sean Newton delivers the ball. Clearance by Mark Ricketts.
      • 17:08 Mark Ricketts concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
      • 15:05 Corner taken by Alan Power from the left by-line. Adam Newton makes a clearance.
      • 12:11 Centre by Nick Wright. John Nutter makes a clearance. Corner taken by Sean Newton from the right by-line. Gavin Williams makes a clearance.
      • 11:03 A cross is delivered by Sean Newton. Mark Ricketts makes a clearance.
      • 10:25 Centre by Daniel Gray. Aaron Howe safely holds on.
      • 4:59 Gavin McCallum is caught offside. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
      • 2:11 Alan Power concedes a free kick for a foul on John Nutter. Free kick taken by Gavin Williams.
      • 1:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin Williams by Nick Wright. Gavin Williams restarts play with the free kick.
      • 0:53 Brett Johnson fouled by Nick Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Parkinson.
      • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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