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Lincoln City 3-2 Alfreton Town

Lincoln recorded their fourth straight home victory in the Conference with a win over struggling Alfreton.

Hamza Bencheriff headed in Sean Newton's cross to give the Imps an early lead before Karl Hawley headed in an equaliser for the visitors.

Substitute Ben Tomlinson tapped in from close range to restore Lincoln's lead and Marcus Marshall's superb 30-yard strike put the hosts well in control.

Alfreton's Dan Bradley scored late on but the Reds slipped to defeat.

Lincoln City assistant manager Grant Brown told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Brown on Lincoln City v Alfreton

"That's the fourth time we've played them this season and so we know what they're about, they know what we're about and it was a competitive game.

"We got an early goal and rode our luck a little bit in the first half with some good clearances off the line. We were hoping to kick on from there but it didn't happen. They got into the game and broke on us.

"We were a little too open in midfield which left us vulnerable to the counter attack and they exploited it well. We managed to tighten up in the second half and got the two goals but then switched off a little bit."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 17Caprice
  • 23Brown
  • 5Bencherif
  • 3Newton
  • 20AdamsBooked at 63mins
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forPowerat 57'minutes
  • 12MendyBooked at 67mins
  • 22Marshall
  • 25WaiteSubstituted forTomlinsonat 51'minutes
  • 15Sam-YorkeBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBurrowat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 8Power
  • 9Burrow
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 26Townsend

Alfreton

  • 1Willis
  • 26Byrne
  • 15Keane
  • 5Graham
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 27JohnstonSubstituted forHicksat 83'minutes
  • 2Wood
  • 12ShawSubstituted forSheridanat 84'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 11HowellSubstituted forStevensonat 79'minutes
  • 10BradleyBooked at 90mins
  • 23Hawley

Substitutes

  • 4Courtney
  • 7Hicks
  • 8Stevenson
  • 14Sheridan
  • 16Gray
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
2,685

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Alfreton Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Alfreton Town 2.

Foul by Luke Graham (Alfreton Town).

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Booking

Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town).

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Alfreton Town 2. Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box.

Booking

Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town).

Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Jake Sheridan replaces Tom Shaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Nathan Hicks replaces John Johnston.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Lee Stevenson replaces Anthony Howell.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Burrow replaces Delano Sam-Yorke.

Attempt missed. Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Alfreton Town 1. Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sean Newton.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Alfreton Town 1. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Arnaud Mendy with a headed pass.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City).

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. John Johnston (Alfreton Town) header from the left side of the box is too high.

Booking

Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City).

Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

George Willis (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town).

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Alfreton Town 1. Karl Hawley (Alfreton Town) header from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Johnston with a cross.

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