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Lincoln City 1-0 Southport

Lincoln stretched their unbeaten run to three matches as Tom Miller netted the only goal of the game.

The visitors started brightly and Lincoln goalkeeper Paul Farman produced a brilliant save to deny Joe Connor.

The Imps threatened before the interval but Jordan Burrow's shot failed to test Southport keeper David Raya.

Miller broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute when he headed home Sean Newton's corner as Lincoln made it back-to-back 1-0 home wins.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"Attacking-wise, we were a lot better going forward. I thought, in the first half particularly, we played really well and could have had a couple of goals.

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Moyses on Lincoln City v Southport

"The way we're training now is all high tempo, and we're taking that into games, working hard from the minute the whistle goes.

"We're trying to get the players to enjoy themselves, free themselves up and express themselves.

"The clean sheet is massive for us, we were shipping a few goals but now with a bit of luck we've plugged the gaps. They had a couple of chances but Farms (goalkeeper Paul Farman) has made a couple of great save, so we are upbeat."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 17Caprice
  • 2Miller
  • 5Bencherif
  • 3Newton
  • 20Adams
  • 8Power
  • 14Nolan
  • 22MarshallSubstituted forSimmonsat 78'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 7Kabba
  • 19Simmons
  • 24Audel
  • 25Waite
  • 26Townsend

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 5Collins
  • 6FosterBooked at 90mins
  • 15Connor
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 7Evans
  • 8George
  • 4KayBooked at 86mins
  • 16Rutherford
  • 10BrodieBooked at 19mins
  • 18MarsdenSubstituted forBakayokoat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Challoner
  • 12Lynch
  • 14Joyce
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26Roberts
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,034

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Southport 0.

Booking

Luke Foster (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Luke Foster (Southport) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick with a cross.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Offside, Lincoln City. Jake Caprice tries a through ball, but Jake Caprice is caught offside.

Offside, Lincoln City. Hamza Bencherif tries a through ball, but Hamza Bencherif is caught offside.

Booking

Scott Kay (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Kay (Southport).

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alex Simmons replaces Marcus Marshall.

Attempt missed. Luke Foster (Southport) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick with a cross.

Foul by Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt missed. Micah Evans (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Southport 0. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Offside, Lincoln City. Jake Caprice tries a through ball, but Jake Caprice is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Amadou Bakayoko replaces John Marsden.

Foul by Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City).

Richard Brodie (Southport) wins a free kick.

Offside, Lincoln City. Marcus Marshall tries a through ball, but Marcus Marshall is caught offside.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt missed. Luke George (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Second Half

Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Southport 0.

Foul by John Marsden (Southport).

Jake Caprice (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Attempt saved. Richard Brodie (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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