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Lincoln City 1-1 Hereford United

Hereford United stretched their unbeaten run to three matches with a draw at Lincoln City.

Frankie Artus scored his first goal of the season to snatch the point for the Bulls, steering home a Chris Bush cross just before full-time.

It cancelled out Ben Tomlinson's neat right-footer and left Lincoln without a home win since the end of September.

Tomlinson was shown a straight red card with seven minutes left for a challenge on Danny Leadbitter.

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Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Gary Simpson

"I'm pleased we stopped the rot. After two defeats [against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup first round replay and Forest Green in the Conference Premier] and conceding lots of goals in them, we are disappointed that we didn't win the game.

"If you concede nine goals, the players are are not going to have the confidence they had before, that is only human nature.

"The players stuck together again, kept going and put their bodies on the line. I'm disappointed that the ball was allowed to bounce from that throw [which led to Artus's goal] and that is the only thing I can be disappointed about.

"They tried their best, gave it everything and that all I can ask of them."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 27Foster
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 2Miller
  • 8Power
  • 4Jordan
  • 6Fofana
  • 19NolanBooked at 30minsSubstituted forSheridanat 64'minutes
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 83mins
  • 10WrightSubstituted forDixonat 77'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 15Gray
  • 12Sheridan
  • 17Dixon
  • 22Jackson
  • 7Fairhurst

Hereford

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 3Bush
  • 5McDonald
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 12Collins
  • 16Artus
  • 24Lathrope
  • 8O'Keefe
  • 17BrownSubstituted forWalkerat 68'minutes
  • 11SmithSubstituted forOdhiamboat 82'minutes
  • 15Rankine

Substitutes

  • 34Evans
  • 20Odhiambo
  • 6Graham
  • 14Edwards
  • 9Walker
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,874

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamHereford
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Hereford United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Hereford United 1.

Attempt missed. Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United).

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Frankie Artus (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Hereford United 1. Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Dismissal

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Eric Odhiambo replaces Sam Smith.

Booking

Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Nick Wright.

Foul by Michael Rankine (Hereford United).

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Dan Walker (Hereford United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Hereford United. Dan Walker replaces Jonathan Brown.

Offside, Hereford United. Michael Rankine tries a through ball, but Michael Rankine is caught offside.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan replaces Jon Nolan.

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

Sam Smith (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Frankie Artus (Hereford United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Bush with a cross.

Foul by Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City).

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jonathan Brown with a cross.

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

Michael Rankine (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

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