Alfreton Town 1-1 Lincoln City

Sean Newton struck a stoppage-time leveller as Lincoln snatched a point against play-off hopefuls Alfreton.

Connor Franklin headed Josh Law's free-kick against the crossbar for the hosts, while visiting defender Nat Brown twice headed wide.

Alfreton went in front when Shaun Harrad converted Dan Bradley's cross just after the hour mark.

But Newton lashed home in the fourth minute of added time after the Town defence failed to clear a corner.

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I thought Nick (Townsend) kept us in it and although we created some chances, their chances were better. We had to be brave with our substitutions and take a bit of height off and see if we could pass the ball through them and we started creating towards the end.

"Alfreton will probably be disappointed that they didn't take all the points as they had the better chances, but we hung in there and kept creating, kept probing and eventually got the goal.

"It was a great strike by Newts but we rode our luck to be fair. You never know how big that point will be at the end of the season and it just keeps the run going. The support we had was unbelievable, it makes you proud to be associated with this club and it must be great for the players to play in front of them."

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