Debutant Danny Rowe scored the only goal to secure unbeaten Lincoln victory over winless Macclesfield.

The Imps took a deserved lead when Nick Wright played in Rowe and the former Fleetwood striker dummied before finishing superbly from 12 yards.

Lincoln almost doubled their lead but Wright's shot forced a sprawling save from Macclesfield keeper Rhys Taylor.

The Silkmen nearly equalised through Chris Holroyd but his ambitious chip finished wide of the goal.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Post-match: Lincoln boss Simpson

"I know Macclesfield have got some good footballers that keep the ball, because they've got to keep the ball as they're not the biggest up top, and to be fair to them they did. We had to work hard to keep them at bay.

"I always thought at this stage of the season, this would be their [Macclesfield's] best time.

"We'd have probably been better playing them at Christmas time when the pitches have gone a bit, because of the footballers they've got."

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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Conference Premier

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Lincoln City 1-0 Macclesfield FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Rowe 27

    Lincoln City

    • 01 Farman
    • 03 Newton
    • 05 Boyce
    • 23 Brown
    • 27 Foster
    • 08 Power
    • 15 Gray
    • 19 Nolan
    • 09 Rowe yellow card (Fofana 74)
    • 10 Wright (Dixon 36)
    • 11 Tomlinson

    Substitutes

    • 31 Preece,
    • 06 Fofana,
    • 12 Sheridan,
    • 17 Dixon,
    • 07 Fairhurst

    Macclesfield

    • 01 Taylor
    • 03 Andrew
    • 05 Bolton (Mackreth 84)
    • 12 Williams yellow card
    • 02 Connor yellow card
    • 15 Lewis yellow card
    • 23 Whitaker
    • 25 Kay
    • 08 Jennings yellow card
    • 09 Holroyd
    • 19 Boden

    Substitutes

    • 07 Mackreth,
    • 10 Kissock,
    • 17 Josh Green,
    • 11 Winn,
    • 14 Gnahoua
    Ref: HandleyAtt: 2,386
    LINCOLN CITY
    MACCLESFIELD

    Possession

    • Lincoln City 51%
    • Macclesfield 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Lincoln City 5
    • Macclesfield 6

    Attempts off target

    • Lincoln City 6
    • Macclesfield 4

    Corners

    • Lincoln City 7
    • Macclesfield 5

    Fouls

    • Lincoln City 16
    • Macclesfield 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:06 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+3:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Power on Paul Lewis. Free kick taken by Steve Williams.
    • 90:00+1:44 Paul Lewis takes a shot. A parry by Paul Farman prevents the goal.
    • 90:00+0:32 Booking
    • 90:00+0:23 Unfair challenge on Ben Tomlinson by Paul Lewis results in a free kick. Paul Lewis goes into the referee's book. Nathaniel Brown takes the free kick.
    • 87:54 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Williams on Bohan Dixon. Strike comes in from Sean Newton from the free kick. Blocked by Paul Lewis.
    • 87:25 The referee blows for offside against Bohan Dixon. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 86:29 The ball is crossed by Danny Andrew. Nathaniel Brown makes a clearance.
    • 86:11 Bohan Dixon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Connor. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.
    • 85:27 Jon Nolan takes a shot.
    • 84:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Power on Connor Jennings. Danny Andrew crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 84:27 Bohan Dixon produces a cross. Shot by Jon Nolan went wide right of the post.
    • 83:36 Substitution (Macclesfield) makes a substitution, with Jack Mackreth coming on for James Bolton.
    • 83:36 Danny Whitaker crosses the ball. Chris Holroyd takes a shot.
    • 81:47 Steve Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Tomlinson. Sean Newton crosses the ball in from the free kick. Clearance by Connor Jennings. Corner taken by Sean Newton from the right by-line. Clearance made by Scott Kay.
    • 80:13 Foul by Chris Holroyd on Nathaniel Brown, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
    • 78:24 Scott Kay takes a shot. Paul Farman parries the ball away. The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
    • 77:47 Shot by Daniel Gray went wide right of the target.
    • 76:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Whitaker by Luke Foster. Free kick taken by Steve Williams.
    • 75:09 Chris Holroyd fouled by Nathaniel Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Danny Andrew restarts the game. Danny Whitaker sends in a cross. Nathaniel Brown makes a clearance.
    • 73:52 Substitution Danny Rowe leaves the field to be replaced by Mamadou Fofana.
    • 73:13 Ben Tomlinson crosses the ball. Blocked by Joe Connor.
    • 72:04 Unfair challenge on Alan Power by Paul Lewis results in a free kick. Paul Farman takes the free kick.
    • 71:33 Booking
    • 71:10 Booking
    • 70:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Kay by Danny Rowe. Connor Jennings is cautioned. Caution for Danny Rowe. Free kick taken by Steve Williams.
    • 69:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Boyce by Chris Holroyd. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.
    • 68:28 Foul by Danny Whitaker on Ben Tomlinson, free kick awarded. Nathaniel Brown restarts play with the free kick.
    • 66:20 Booking
    • 66:16 Joe Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bohan Dixon. Caution for Joe Connor. Alan Power crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 65:41 Paul Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Power. Free kick taken by Daniel Gray.
    • 64:58 Header at goal by Danny Rowe goes over the bar.
    • 60:09 The ball is crossed by Danny Andrew.
    • 58:37 James Bolton fouled by Ben Tomlinson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.
    • 57:18 Centre by Paul Lewis. Blocked by Sean Newton.
    • 56:12 Danny Andrew crosses the ball. Clearance by Nathaniel Brown.
    • 55:14 Chris Holroyd takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
    • 52:48 The ball is delivered by Danny Whitaker. Blocked by Sean Newton. Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line.
    • 50:46 The ball is swung over by Sean Newton. Danny Andrew manages to make a clearance.
    • 48:29 Danny Andrew takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Paul Farman.Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Andrew. Clearance made by Bohan Dixon.
    • 46:04 Joe Connor fouled by Ben Tomlinson, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.
    • 45:40 The referee blows for offside. Paul Farman takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:44 The first half comes to an end.
    • 45:00+1:30 Nathaniel Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Connor Jennings. Strike comes in from Danny Andrew from the free kick which clears the crossbar.
    • 45:00+0:58 Unfair challenge on Steve Williams by Ben Tomlinson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.
    • 45:00+0:35 Paul Lewis takes a shot. Paul Farman catches the ball.
    • 44:27 Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line. Clearance made by Daniel Gray.
    • 44:17 Danny Whitaker produces a cross. Blocked by Bohan Dixon.
    • 41:11 Scott Boden takes a shot. Alan Power gets a block in.
    • 38:32 Foul by Daniel Gray on Paul Lewis, free kick awarded. Centre by Danny Andrew. Header by Steve Williams misses left.
    • 37:36 Corner from the right by-line taken by Sean Newton.
    • 35:57 The ball is delivered by Ben Tomlinson. A cross is delivered by Sean Newton. James Bolton manages to make a clearance.
    • 35:23 Substitution Bohan Dixon comes on in place of Nick Wright.
    • 34:46 Joe Connor delivers the ball. Blocked by Sean Newton.
    • 34:37 The ball is crossed by Danny Whitaker. Alan Power gets a block in.
    • 30:48 Joe Connor delivers the ball.
    • 29:16 Danny Andrew is caught offside. Paul Farman takes the free kick.
    • 28:32 Danny Whitaker takes a shot. Daniel Gray gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Andrew. Danny Rowe makes a clearance.
    • 28:11 Nick Wright takes a shot. Rhys Taylor parries the effort to safety.
    • 27:46 Scott Kay fouled by Nick Wright, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Williams restarts play with the free kick.
    • 26:02 GOAL - Danny RoweLincoln City 1 - 0 Macclesfield Danny Rowe scores with a right foot finish. Lincoln City 1-0 Macclesfield.
    • 25:20 Ben Tomlinson takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
    • 24:05 Andrew Boyce fouled by Connor Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Gray takes the free kick.
    • 23:19 The referee blows for offside. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.
    • 22:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lewis on Alan Power. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:23 Corner taken by Sean Newton. Joe Connor makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Sean Newton. Foul by Andrew Boyce on Paul Lewis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.
    • 19:33 Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Fine finger tip save by Rhys Taylor.Corner taken by Alan Power. Rhys Taylor punches the ball. Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Power. James Bolton manages to make a clearance.
    • 18:45 Centre by Connor Jennings that comes to nothing.
    • 17:51 Alan Power gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Kay. Danny Andrew takes the free kick.
    • 16:38 Booking
    • 15:55 Steve Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Tomlinson. Steve Williams receives a caution. Strike comes in from Sean Newton from the free kick which clears the crossbar.
    • 14:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Connor Jennings on Sean Newton. Free kick taken by Sean Newton.
    • 14:04 Centre by Sean Newton. Blocked by James Bolton.
    • 13:10 The ball is swung over by Scott Boden. Chris Holroyd is ruled offside. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.
    • 12:17 A cross is delivered by Scott Boden. Nathaniel Brown gets a block in. Corner taken by Danny Andrew. Clearance by Nathaniel Brown.
    • 11:11 The official flags Nick Wright offside. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:31 A cross is delivered by Sean Newton. Connor Jennings gets a block in.
    • 9:58 Corner from the right by-line taken by Sean Newton. Rhys Taylor gets a fist to the ball to punch .
    • 9:09 Nick Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Williams. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.
    • 7:54 Centre by Sean Newton. Rhys Taylor catches the ball.
    • 6:30 Nick Wright takes a shot. Danny Andrew gets a block in.
    • 4:20 Chris Holroyd is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
    • 3:10 The ball is swung over by Scott Boden and goes out.
    • 1:52 Paul Lewis fouled by Alan Power, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Williams takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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