Lincoln City 2-0 Newport

Lincoln City eased their Blue Square Bet Premier relegation worries but plunged rivals Newport County further into trouble with a comfortable win.

Mark McCammon opened the scoring for Lincoln as the unmarked striker glanced John Nutter's corner past County keeper Glyn Thompson at the near post.

Nutter added a second as Thompson could not keep out his 20-yard free-kick.

McCammon should have made the win more convincing but he could not head Jefferson Louis' cross past Thompson.

The County keeper had to be at his best to keep out a long-range Danny Lloyd drive but the FA Trophy finalists endured a fifth successive league game without a win to drop just a place and a point above the drop-zone.

Lincoln's first win in eight games moves the Imps above Newport but still only two points clear of the relegation zone.

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Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire:

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Holdsworth pleased with Lincoln victory

"I am delighted with the players, their performance and their work ethic.

"The boys put an unbelievable shift in and the team spirit in there is absolutely immense.

"I felt it was a much deserved clean sheet against a solid side."

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Newport County assistant manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales: "We seemed to have got bullied in both halves as their strikers bullied our centre-halves and their centre-halves bullied our strikers so that was a bit disappointing.

"We keep giving ourselves moutaints to climb and these young boys are learning fast."

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