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Welling1Lincoln City0

Welling United 1-0 Lincoln City

Welling keeper Lee Butcher produced a stunning display to earn his side victory in a tight affair at Park View Road.

Both keepers were called into action early on with Butcher denying Ben Tomlinson and David Preece then expertly saved a Blaine Hudson header.

The visitors pressed for the lead and Butcher was busy again, twice keeping out efforts from Marlon Jackson.

The hosts winner came when Jake Gallagher converted Joe Healy's pass.

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Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"We deserved something out of the game, there's no two ways about it. We've had that many chances - we've hit the woodwork, we've worked their keeper. I can't fault the lads, they've given everything they've got and I thought we were the better team to be honest.

"I'm just hoping things are going to turn and we'll get the rub of the green. We're disappointed and the lads are a little bit down because they've worked extremely hard. We made half a mistake and it's cost us.

"We're looking all the time at how we can improve on scoring goals but it was about taking them today. If we'd taken the chances we'd have won comfortably."

Line-ups

Welling

  • 18Butcher
  • 5Franks
  • 14Hudson
  • 3Obersteller
  • 15DyerSubstituted forBergqvistat 74'minutes
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 8ClarkeBooked at 77mins
  • 33Healy
  • 4Gallagher
  • 9Guthrie
  • 7Hughes-MasonSubstituted forLafayetteat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Webb
  • 6Bergqvist
  • 13Turner
  • 26Cargill
  • 10Lafayette

Lincoln City

  • 31Preece
  • 23Brown
  • 5Boyce
  • 27FosterSubstituted forFairhurstat 62'minutes
  • 3Newton
  • 2Miller
  • 17DixonSubstituted forWrightat 75'minutes
  • 4Jordan
  • 8Power
  • 22Jackson
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 19Nolan
  • 12Sheridan
  • 15Gray
  • 10Wright
  • 7Fairhurst
Referee:
Richard Martin
Attendance:
746

Match Stats

Home TeamWellingAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Welling United 1, Lincoln City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Lincoln City 0.
Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).
Jake Gallagher (Welling United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).
Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Welling United.
Foul by Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City).
Fraser Franks (Welling United) wins a free kick.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Corner, Welling United.
Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).
Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.
Foul by Doug Bergqvist (Welling United).
Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Offside, Lincoln City. Todd Jordan tries a through ball, but Todd Jordan is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Lee Clarke (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Lee Clarke (Welling United).
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