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Lincoln City 4-1 Barnet

Ben Tomlinson
Ben Tomlinson has now scored nine goals for Lincoln City this season

Conference leaders Barnet were comfortably beaten by mid-table Lincoln in a dominant display from the Imps.

Ben Tomlinson fired the home side into the lead as his volley bounced over 'keeper Graham Stack and into the net.

The lead was doubled as Alan Power rifled a right-footed shot into the top corner from 25 yards.

Jon Nolan got a third and substitute Conner Robinson slid in to make it 4-0 before Luke Gambin's left-footed shot proved merely a consolation.

The result means Barnet have their lead at the top of the Conference reduced to six points as Bristol Rovers beat lowly Nuneaton. Lincoln climb to 11th, four points outside the play-off places.

It was Barnet's worst league defeat of the season, although a weakened Barnet side did lose 6-2 at home to Concord Rangers in their FA Trophy first round replay last month.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 17Caprice
  • 23Brown
  • 5BencherifBooked at 27mins
  • 3Newton
  • 20Adams
  • 14Nolan
  • 8Power
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 15Sam-YorkeSubstituted forBurrowat 65'minutes
  • 22MarshallSubstituted forRobinsonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 9Burrow
  • 12Mendy
  • 16Robinson
  • 31Preece

Barnet

  • 1Stack
  • 2Yiadom
  • 5N'GalaBooked at 36mins
  • 6Stephens
  • 3Johnson
  • 15Villa LopezSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 46'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 14TogwellSubstituted forHuntat 46'minutes
  • 11CookSubstituted forGambinat 46'minutes
  • 9Akinde
  • 10MacDonald

Substitutes

  • 4Saville
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 16Vilhete
  • 18Gambin
  • 28Hunt
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,759

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 4, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 4, Barnet 1.

Offside, Barnet. Luke Gambin tries a through ball, but Luke Gambin is caught offside.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Barnet).

Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Luke Gambin (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 4, Barnet 1. Luke Gambin (Barnet) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 4, Barnet 0. Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Barnet.

Attempt blocked. Charlie MacDonald (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Jake Caprice (Lincoln City).

Luke Gambin (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alan Power with a cross.

Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

Foul by Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City).

David Hunt (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Graham Stack.

Foul by Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City).

Graham Stack (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Barnet).

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Connor Robinson (Lincoln City).

Bondz N'Gala (Barnet) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Connor Robinson replaces Marcus Marshall.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

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

Attempt saved. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, Barnet.

Corner, Barnet.

Offside, Barnet. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Barnet 0. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcus Marshall with a cross.

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