Lincoln City 3-1 FC Halifax Town

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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton2817923760
2Cambridge2816932757
3Alfreton3017112-152
4Gateshead3114891150
5Grimsby2614661548
6Nuneaton3113810-147
7Kidderminster2914411446
8Salisbury2814410346
9Halifax3212911745
10Barnet301299745
11Wrexham2912611742
12Welling3011910442
13Macclesfield2712510641
14Forest Green27124111340
15Hereford2910910239
16Braintree251159838
17Lincoln City309912-636
18Woking289613-933
19Aldershot2911711530
20Chester2961013-1828
21Tamworth277614-1827
22Southport297616-2127
23Dartford306519-2623
24Hyde United301425-567
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