Brett Williams scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot to earn Aldershot a much-needed win at Lincoln.

Imps goalkeeper Paul Farman was kept busy in the first half, denying Jaydon Gibbs, Craig Stanley and Lewis Young.

However, there was little he could do to stop Williams after Nathaniel Brown handled in the area.

Shots keeper Nick Pope ensured victory, reacting quickly to a deflected Luke Foster effort before foiling substitute Nick Wright late on.

Despite the win, Aldershot remain second from bottom in the Conference Premier table.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"The conditions suited the type of players they had, they've got pace and can take you on.

"I thought we started OK but then they had two or three chances but then we settled down, but I don't know what we were doing for the penalty.

"In the second half they had the penalty and one other shot from a free kick and it's disappointing because we've had quite a few chances. We just needed a goal but we couldn't force it."

Aldershot manager Andy Scott told BBC Sussex & Surrey:

"You run out of words to say about our team. In the first half I thought we were outstanding with some of the football we were playing in really tricky conditions. We played some great stuff and their keeper made some excellent saves.

"That's probably the most comfortable first half we've had in the way we played and our quality on the ball.

"I'm just very proud of the group and everyone of them have played their part. To come here to grab three points and get a clean sheet is a massive effort."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 27 Foster Booked
  • 03 Newton
  • 23 Brown
  • 05 Boyce
  • 02 Miller
  • 19 Nolan
  • 04 Jordan (Dixon - 51' )
  • 08 Power Booked
  • 14 Yussuf (Wright - 61' )
  • 07 Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 06 Fofana
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 17 Dixon
  • 15 Gray
  • 10 Wright

Aldershot Town

  • 25 Pope
  • 05 Goodman
  • 15 Barker
  • 02 Oastler
  • 04 Stanley
  • 19 Molesley
  • 12 Oyeleke
  • 22 Gibbs (Rowlands - 73' )
  • 14 Roberts (Paterson - 89' )
  • 24 Young
  • 09 Williams

Substitutes

  • 20 Douglas
  • 10 Paterson
  • 08 Rowlands
  • 11 Wickham
  • 21 Williams
Ref: Adrian Holmes
Att: 2,748

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

3 6

Corners

0 0

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 1.

90:00 +3:48 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 1.

90:00 +2:50

Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

90:00 +1:54

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

90:00 +1:54

Nick Wright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

89:56

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

89:56

Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

88:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Jordan Roberts.

84:06

Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

81:04

Hand ball by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

76:03

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

76:03

Lewis Young (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

75:20

Attempt saved. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

74:36

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

74:36

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

72:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Jaydon Gibbs.

72:12

Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box.

70:53

Corner, Lincoln City.

69:44

Corner, Lincoln City.

67:05

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

67:05

Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

64:33

Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

62:17

Attempt saved. Luke Foster (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

61:50

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

61:50

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

60:58

Foul by Jake Goodman (Aldershot Town).

60:58

Paul Farman (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

60:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Nick Wright replaces Adi Yussuf.

60:09

Corner, Aldershot Town.

56:18

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

55:24

Foul by Emmanuel Oyeleke (Aldershot Town).

55:24

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

54:36

Foul by Jake Goodman (Aldershot Town).

54:36

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

53:47

Corner, Aldershot Town.

52:06

Corner, Aldershot Town.

51:04 Booking

Booking Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:00

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

51:00

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

50:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Todd Jordan.

47:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 1. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a.

46:27

Penalty conceded by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

45:00

Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 0.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 0.

45:00 +0:16

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

45:00 +0:16

Lewis Young (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

36:04

Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

34:18

Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

33:24

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

33:24

Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

31:06

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

31:06

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

30:32

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

30:32

Jake Goodman (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

30:14

Corner, Lincoln City.

29:26

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

29:26

Adi Yussuf (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

28:48

Corner, Lincoln City.

27:40

Attempt saved. Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

26:21

Attempt missed. Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

23:59

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

23:59

Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

19:19

Corner, Lincoln City.

18:39

Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

16:49

Corner, Aldershot Town.

15:51

Offside, Lincoln City. Adi Yussuf tries a through ball, but Adi Yussuf is caught offside.

14:26

Hand ball by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

12:18 Booking

Booking Luke Foster (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

12:11

Foul by Luke Foster (Lincoln City).

12:11

Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

9:29

Attempt saved. Lewis Young (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

9:13

Attempt saved. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

8:53

Attempt saved. Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

7:27

Foul by Jon Nolan (Lincoln City).

7:27

Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

6:47

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4:43

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

4:43

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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