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Lincoln City 0-1 Aldershot Town

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.

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Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"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:

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Post-match: Aldershot boss Scott

"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."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 27FosterBooked at 13mins
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 5Boyce
  • 2Miller
  • 19Nolan
  • 4JordanSubstituted forDixonat 51'minutes
  • 8PowerBooked at 52mins
  • 14YussufSubstituted forWrightat 61'minutes
  • 7Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 6Fofana
  • 12Sheridan
  • 17Dixon
  • 15Gray
  • 10Wright

Aldershot

  • 25Pope
  • 5Goodman
  • 15Barker
  • 2Oastler
  • 4Stanley
  • 19Molesley
  • 12Oyeleke
  • 22GibbsSubstituted forRowlandsat 73'minutes
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forPatersonat 89'minutes
  • 24Young
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 20Douglas
  • 10Paterson
  • 8Rowlands
  • 11Wickham
  • 21Williams
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
2,748

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 1.
Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).
Nick Wright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).
Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Jordan Roberts.
Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Hand ball by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).
Lewis Young (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).
Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Jaydon Gibbs.
Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.
Attempt saved. Luke Foster (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).
Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jake Goodman (Aldershot Town).
Paul Farman (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Nick Wright replaces Adi Yussuf.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Foul by Emmanuel Oyeleke (Aldershot Town).
Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jake Goodman (Aldershot Town).
Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Aldershot Town.
Corner, Aldershot Town.

Booking

Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Todd Jordan.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 1. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) converts the penalty with a.
Penalty conceded by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Second Half

Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 0.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Lewis Young (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Chris Barker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).
Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).
Jake Goodman (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).
Adi Yussuf (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Attempt saved. Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
goal

As It Stood

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3Luton157621327
4Salisbury15834527
5Nuneaton15753326
6Welling15744725
7Braintree15744625
8Grimsby15735524
9Lincoln City15645422
10Gateshead15717122
11Halifax15645022
12Alfreton15717-222
13Barnet14563621
14Forest Green15537218
15Macclesfield15537-218
16Hereford15456-217
17Southport15528-617
18Tamworth15447-816
19Wrexham14437-415
20Dartford15438-1015
21Woking15357-714
22Chester15348-1013
23Aldershot15645312
24Hyde United150213-292
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