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Lincoln City 3-1 FC Halifax Town

Ben Tomlinson

Ben Tomlinson struck a hat-trick as Lincoln City defeated Conference Premier play-off hopefuls Halifax Town.

Todd Jordan flicked on Tom Miller's long throw and it was scrambled home by striker Tomlinson for an early lead.

Tomlinson's second then came after just 11 minutes, latching onto a bouncing ball to lob home from 18 yards.

Ryan Crowther pulled one back straight after the break with a free-kick but, just two minutes later, Tomlinson's cheeky chip completed his hat-trick.

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Imps manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"We've not been playing too badly of late and today we got the goals, Tomo was terrific and there were good performances from Delano Sam-Yorke and the two lads who've come in.

"We've battled our socks off in terrible conditions and deserve the three points. They beat us 5-1 in December and it hurt. We owed them one so I was pleased for the lads.

"As I've said before, on our day we're a match for anybody. We've just got to get that consistency and go on a decent run now and see where it takes us."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 23BrownBooked at 85mins
  • 2Miller
  • 3Newton
  • 5Audel
  • 8Power
  • 4Jordan
  • 26Adams
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forSheridanat 85'minutes
  • 18Sam-Yorke
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forAustinat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Sheridan
  • 15Gray
  • 19Nolan
  • 28Austin
  • 9Rowe

Halifax

  • 1Glennon
  • 20Maynard
  • 15Roberts
  • 22Ainge
  • 5PearsonBooked at 47mins
  • 3McManus
  • 32Challinor
  • 28Crowther
  • 7SmithBooked at 28minsSubstituted forJacksonat 71'minutes
  • 30ClaySubstituted forGrayat 46'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 11Gregory

Substitutes

  • 12Senior
  • 14Wilson
  • 31Jackson
  • 33Gray
  • 29Bolton
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
2,077

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 3, FC Halifax Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, FC Halifax Town 1.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt saved. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

Reece Gray (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Reece Gray tries a through ball, but Reece Gray is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan replaces Ben Tomlinson.

Booking

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

Reece Gray (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Reece Gray (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Attempt missed. Ryan Crowther (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Offside, Lincoln City. Alan Power tries a through ball, but Alan Power is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Mitchell Austin replaces Conner Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Marlon Jackson replaces Adam Smith.

Corner, Lincoln City.

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

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt missed. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Jon Challinor (FC Halifax Town).

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Attempt missed. Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) header from the left side of the box is saved.

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