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Chester 3-3 Lincoln City

Conner Robinson's last-minute equaliser earned Lincoln City a point to deny 10-man Chester a crucial home win in their battle for survival.

The hosts were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes when Jamie Menagh, making his City debut, netted twice from distance.

Bohan Dixon's header pulled a goal back before Chester striker Gareth Seddon saw red for a foul on Tom Miller.

Alan Power levelled from the spot, John Rooney's penalty restoring Chester's lead before Robinson's late strike.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Imps manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"One or two of them haven't been at their best today but they stuck at it and kept going.

"We were against the wind, it was raining and in those conditions it's probably easier for ten men to get about and make it difficult for us, but we created opportunities again and I think it would have been a travesty if we hadn't got something out of the game.

"There were one or two controversial decisions, certainly the penalties, and with the conditions it made it difficult to get the ball down and pass it and it became a bit of a lottery.

"But I'm pleased that from two goals behind, we've got three goals away from home and are taking something back with us."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 17HigginbothamBooked at 35mins
  • 4HoranBooked at 81mins
  • 3HeathSubstituted forMcIntyreat 90+5'minutes
  • 2KayBooked at 46mins
  • 34MenaghSubstituted forPeersat 66'minutes
  • 24RooneyBooked at 31mins
  • 8JarrettBooked at 73mins
  • 25Miller
  • 19SeddonBooked at 30mins
  • 7ReedSubstituted forLindfieldat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Peers
  • 16Williams
  • 21Mahon
  • 14McIntyre
  • 11Lindfield

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 23BrownSubstituted forJordanat 80'minutes
  • 27Foster
  • 2Miller
  • 3NewtonBooked at 50mins
  • 6FofanaSubstituted forRobinsonat 60'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 12Sheridan
  • 17Dixon
  • 10WrightSubstituted forRoweat 65'minutes
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 9Rowe
  • 20Ward
  • 4Jordan
  • 16Robinson
  • 31Preece
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,850

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kevin McIntyre replaces Joe Heath.
Corner, Lincoln City.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 3. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Miller with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Lindfield replaces Jamie Reed.
Attempt saved. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt missed. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Newton.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester FC).
Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Booking

George Horan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).
Paul Farman (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Todd Jordan replaces Nathaniel Brown.
Corner, Chester FC.
Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by John Rooney.
Corner, Chester FC.
Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).
Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).
John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Jamie Menagh.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Danny L. Rowe replaces Nick Wright because of an injury.

Booking

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).
Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Mamadou Fofana.
Hand ball by Nick Wright (Lincoln City).
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.
Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 2. John Rooney (Chester FC) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty conceded by Sean Newton (Lincoln City) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Chester FC. Jason Jarrett draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 2. Alan Power (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Michael Kay (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Penalty conceded by Michael Kay (Chester FC) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Lincoln City. Sean Newton draws a foul in the penalty area.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 1.
Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Luke Foster (Lincoln City).
Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).
Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).
Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).
Joe Heath (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Michael Kay (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
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