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Salisbury City 1-2 Lincoln City

Danny Rowe's last-minute goal gave Lincoln a first win in four matches and effectively ended Salisbury's hopes of reaching the play-offs.

The hosts took the lead when Jamie White beat Imps keeper Nick Townsend at the second attempt.

Lincoln drew level through Sean Newton's free-kick and they nearly went ahead when Kris Bright's volley and Tom Miller's header went close.

Rowe secured the win with a clinical finish past keeper James Bittner.

Salisbury are seven points off sixth place with three games to go, while Lincoln are 15th.

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

Mikey Harris

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Post-match: Salisbury manager Harris

"Unfortunately injuries have cost us today, the threadbare squad that we've got became apparent.

"Lincoln piled on the pressure in the last part of the second half and we succumbed.

"Had we not picked up those injuries then the least we come out with is a point.

"I'm disappointed that we've got ourselves into a winning position and not been able to see it through."

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson

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Post-atch: Lincoln manager Simpson

"They're tough games at this stage of the season, they're not pretty. It wasn't a classic but I thought that having conceded a goal from a mistake, we scored two good goals.

"We seem to have these cameos where a player's come on and done something and Danny's done that today. I've been waiting for a goal like that from him but you want to see that for longer periods, you want to start them and see it.

"Salisbury have been on a good run and to come here and beat them, at home and when they've got their tails up, is a good result.

"It's been frustrating (this season) because I don't think we've been that far away. If we could have picked up a couple of wins in that barren spell when we were struggling for players then we might have been coming into these last four games with something to go at but it's been a learning curve for everybody."



  • 25Bittner
  • 4Brett
  • 30AmankwaahSubstituted forFitchettat 75'minutes
  • 6Wilson
  • 5J ClarkeSubstituted forWellardat 79'minutes
  • 7McPhee
  • 11Frear
  • 14Sinclair
  • 31Sheringham
  • 10Lewis
  • 9White


  • 1Puddy
  • 20Fitchett
  • 8Wellard
  • 18Flint

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 3Newton
  • 2Miller
  • 27FosterSubstituted forGrayat 90+3'minutes
  • 23Brown
  • 26AdamsBooked at 39mins
  • 7ArthurSubstituted forRobinsonat 46'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 24MendySubstituted forRoweat 67'minutes
  • 12Sheridan
  • 18Bright


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

Home TeamSalisburyAway TeamLincoln City
Shots on Target

Live Text

Match ends, Salisbury City 1, Lincoln City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Salisbury City 1, Lincoln City 2.


Substitution, Lincoln City. Dan Gray replaces Luke Foster because of an injury.


Goal! Salisbury City 1, Lincoln City 2. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.
Foul by Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City).
Luke Foster (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Offside, Lincoln City. Danny L. Rowe tries a through ball, but Danny L. Rowe is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Foul by Jamie White (Salisbury City).
Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.


Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces James Clarke.
Corner, Lincoln City.


Substitution, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett replaces Kevin Amankwaah.


Goal! Salisbury City 1, Lincoln City 1. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.
Foul by James Clarke (Salisbury City).
Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City).
Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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