Lincoln City 2-0 Kidderminster Harriers

A goal in each half from Ben Tomlinson helped Lincoln beat Kidderminster at Sincil Bank.

Tomlinson put the Imps ahead from close range before Harriers were twice denied an equaliser when Marvin Johnson and Amari Morgan-Smith had efforts saved.

Imps goalkeeper Nick Townsend was again in action after the break pushing away Chey Dunkley's drive.

Tomlinson then sealed the points for Lincoln with his 15th goal of the season from six yards on 78 minutes.

New Harriers boss Andy Thorn made three changes, dropping goalkeeper Danny Lewis for Nathan Vaughan, bringing in Josh O'Keefe for his first start and recalling centre-half Chey Dunkley for his first start since being sent off in the 6-0 defeat at Luton on 28 December.

But Harriers have now picked up just one point out of a possible 12, having not won in the Conference Premier since Thorn's first game in charge on 11 January, during which time they have dropped to 10th in the table.

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Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"I thought we played well. In the second half in particular we played against the wind very well, protected our keeper a lot, defended well and played some decent stuff.

"Delano (Sam-Yorke) took a whack on the ankle so he'll be touch and go for next week but he suits how we play. With one striker up and another off him he seems to thrive on it. He can hold the ball up and create chances.

"Ben's a goalscorer, he's brave and in the last half a dozen games or so he's got his act together, kept the ball better and done well.

"I'm pleased we got the three points and a clean sheet, that's 42 points now so we just keep going. I want us to put a run together and see where it takes us if the consistency and the confidence continues."

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