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Lincoln City 3-0 Aldershot Town

Conference play-off hopefuls Lincoln continued their impressive run of form with victory over Aldershot Town.

Ryan Jarvis tested home keeper Paul Farman before Charlee Adams put the Imps in front with a long-range volley.

Ben Tomlinson added a second with a lobbed finished, while Connor Robinson also hit post for Lincoln.

Arnaud Mendy made it 3-0 with a neat finish from 12 yards, helping the Imps move to 10th in the table with their seventh league win from nine matches.

Defeat was Aldershot's seventh from their last eight games in the Conference.

Lincoln City player-coach David Preece told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Preece on Lincoln City v Aldershot

"They had a lot of pressure but at the same time I thought we dealt with everything well, even though we probably weren't the better side in the first half.

"The first goal sparked us into life and the second one really swung things in our favour.

"It was a great all-round performance but we said at half-time that no matter what we did in the second half we had to keep a clean sheet.

"There have been a couple of occasions where we've conceded late goals that could have been avoided. Paul [Farman] got what he deserved today; he made a couple of great saves at crucial times and looked steady as a rock."

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

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Andy Scott: Aldershot boss on Lincoln defeat

"We've played as well here as we have done in a very long time.

"We are trying to make changes but I don't think we could've done more in the first half. We did cause Lincoln problems.

"The third goal after half-time killed the game.

"While we are getting a lot of balls into the box and the ball retention was a lot better, we're still looking for that missing link up front."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 17Caprice
  • 23BrownSubstituted forMillerat 63'minutes
  • 5Bencherif
  • 3Newton
  • 20AdamsBooked at 22mins
  • 12Mendy
  • 8Power
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forBurrowat 72'minutes
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 15Sam-YorkeSubstituted forWaiteat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 9Burrow
  • 18Everington
  • 25Waite
  • 30Grant

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Gibbs
  • 2OastlerBooked at 69mins
  • 5Wilson
  • 7HattonSubstituted forForbesat 60'minutes
  • 6Barker
  • 15EastSubstituted forScottat 70'minutes
  • 19Saunders
  • 14Roberts
  • 9Williams
  • 17JarvisBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMcCollinat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tonkin
  • 11Scott
  • 13Thomas
  • 16Forbes
  • 21McCollin
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
3,022

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Aldershot Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Aldershot Town 0.

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

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jake Caprice (Lincoln City).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tyrell Waite (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Andre McCollin replaces Ryan Jarvis.

Attempt missed. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Tyrell Waite replaces Delano Sam-Yorke.

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Burrow replaces Connor Robinson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Scott replaces Danny East.

Booking

Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box.

Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

Foul by Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City).

Matthew Saunders (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Tom Miller replaces Nathaniel Brown.

Hand ball by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Booking

Ryan Jarvis (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (Aldershot Town).

Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Kieran Forbes replaces Sam Hatton.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

Phil Smith (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City).

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