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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.


Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson

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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."


Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 23Brown
  • 2Miller
  • 3Newton
  • 5Audel
  • 8PowerBooked at 30mins
  • 4JordanBooked at 59mins
  • 12SheridanBooked at 21mins
  • 26Adams
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 18Sam-Yorke


  • 15Gray
  • 9Rowe
  • 16Robinson
  • 31Preece
  • 19Nolan


  • 23Vaughan
  • 2VaughanBooked at 57mins
  • 3Demetriou
  • 6Dunkley
  • 30Gowling
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forAloiat 70'minutes
  • 4StorerBooked at 8mins
  • 25O'KeefeBooked at 79mins
  • 18GittingsSubstituted forLadapoat 58'minutes
  • 9GashSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 9'minutes
  • 11Johnson


  • 15Grimes
  • 22Morgan-Smith
  • 28Aloi
  • 1Lewis
  • 24Ladapo
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Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamKidderminster
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Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Kidderminster Harriers 0.
Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).
Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).
Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Santiago Aloi (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.


Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers).
Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.


Goal! Lincoln City 2, Kidderminster Harriers 0. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Delano Sam-Yorke with a cross.
Attempt missed. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.
Corner, Lincoln City.


Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Santiago Aloi replaces Jack Byrne.
Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).
Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.


Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

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