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Lincoln City 2-2 Woking

Woking striker Guiseppe Sole scored his side's equaliser but missed a last-gasp penalty as Lincoln held on for a draw.

The visitors took the lead when Kevin Betsy scored from close range but the Imps equalised soon after as Nat Brown turned in Sean Newton's cross.

Lincoln's Ben Tomlinson smashed home from outside the box shortly before the break, however Sole levelled with 16 minutes to go from 12 yards out.

But Paul Farman saved Sole's injury-time penalty after Brown fouled Betsy.

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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 could have been out of it in the first 10 minutes but we got ourselves together.

"It was a game that we could have lost, then it looked like we should have won, then we could have lost it at the end.

"It was a great save from [Paul Farman] for the penalty at the end, but we had a spell where we missed a few chances in the second half and we needed a two-goal cushion to put the game to bed.

"But we kept going in difficult conditions and it was probably entertaining for the neutral, as they say."

Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

Garry Hill

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Post-match: Woking manager Hill

"It's been hard week for everyone at the football club because the last two performances have been disappointing.

"I am very pleased with how we started the game and we played some lovely football when we took the lead.

"I think there was a little bit of surprise from being 1-0 up dominating the game and then in a five-minute spell being 2-1 down.

"If there's going to be test or a character to be shown and a determination the turn things around, it was certainly shown in the second half."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 3Newton
  • 2Miller
  • 27Foster
  • 23Brown
  • 6FofanaBooked at 79minsSubstituted forGrayat 84'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 4Jordan
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 16Robinson
  • 18Sam-Yorke

Substitutes

  • 19Nolan
  • 28Austin
  • 15Gray
  • 12Sheridan
  • 7Fairhurst

Woking

  • 21Springthorpe
  • 3Nutter
  • 2Newton
  • 6Johnson
  • 5McNerney
  • 15CestorSubstituted forWrightat 29'minutesSubstituted forMcNameeat 69'minutes
  • 20PayneBooked at 84mins
  • 26Murtagh
  • 11Betsy
  • 22Goddard
  • 10Sole

Substitutes

  • 19Brice
  • 34Beckles
  • 18Beasant
  • 14McNamee
  • 17Wright
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
2,017

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home8
Away10
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Woking 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Woking 2.

Attempt saved. Kevin Betsy (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Penalty saved! Giuseppe Sole (Woking) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Woking. Kevin Betsy draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Dan Gray replaces Mamadou Fofana.

Booking

Josh Payne (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City).

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.

Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Foul by Keiran Murtagh (Woking).

Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Anthony McNamee (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Woking 2. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony McNamee.

Attempt blocked. Anthony McNamee (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson tries a through ball, but Conner Robinson is caught offside.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Anthony McNamee replaces Niall Wright.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt saved. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City).

Mason Springthorpe (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt blocked. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Niall Wright (Woking).

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

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