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Lincoln City 0-0 Dartford

Dartford picked up a vital point in their battle against relegation with a goalless draw at Lincoln in the Conference Premier.

Jim Stevenson went close for Dartford in the first half, his header well saved by Nick Townsend, as the home side struggled to impose themselves.

Lincoln improved after the break but rarely threatened Alan Julian in the Dartford goal.

Dartford are now one point from safety in 22nd place while the Imps are 15th.

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"There was a strong wind blowing in the first half so we went with three centre-halves because we were kicking against it but in the second half we changed our shape and brought the subs on, and from then if anybody was going to win the game it was us.

"Koby [Arthur] came on and looked bright, he had a go and caused them problems and the game was a bit more exciting.

"It's another clean sheet. We wanted to win, obviously and in the second half we tried to win, we went for it. We want go to on a run to the end of the season and finish as high as we can."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 2Miller
  • 27Foster
  • 8Power
  • 19NolanSubstituted forArthurat 67'minutes
  • 26Adams
  • 12SheridanSubstituted forRobinsonat 72'minutes
  • 24Mendy
  • 18Bright

Substitutes

  • 7Arthur
  • 16Robinson
  • 15Gray
  • 9Rowe
  • 31Preece

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 4Sterling
  • 38McAuley
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 31Stevenson
  • 10BradbrookSubstituted forSwallowat 22'minutes
  • 20Burns
  • 30WoodyardSubstituted forDembeleat 86'minutes
  • 6CornhillBooked at 54mins
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forCollierat 78'minutes
  • 37Suarez

Substitutes

  • 8Noble
  • 35Dembele
  • 29Holloway
  • 19Swallow
  • 15Collier
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,947

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away12
Fouls
Home2
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

Attempt missed. Koby Arthur (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Ben Swallow (Dartford).

Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Becka-Kah Dembele replaces Alex Woodyard.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

Attempt missed. Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Danny Harris.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Ben Swallow (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dartford.

Attempt missed. Kris Bright (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

Koby Arthur (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Jake Sheridan.

Attempt missed. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Koby Arthur replaces Jon Nolan.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Dartford).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Danny Harris (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Alex Woodyard (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Mikel Suarez (Dartford).

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).

Corner, Lincoln City.

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