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Lincoln City 1-2 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green strengthened their Conference play-off bid with a hard-fought win at Lincoln City.

The visitors led 2-0 in 14 minutes after Elliot Frear headed home and Jon Parkin netted a penalty after keeper Paul Farman felled Kurtis Guthrie.

Parkin had a second penalty, awarded when Alan Power fouled Guthrie, saved by Farman.

Lincoln pulled one back late on when Clovis Kamdjo fouled Ben Tomlinson and Power scored from the spot.

Forest Green Rovers manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Pennock on Lincoln v Forest Green

"It was really windy, we conceded a penalty late on and you're thinking 'oh, here we go' but we defended unbelievably well.

"We missed a penalty as well. If we'd scored that, it would have been easier in the second half.

"I think (the teams around us) will be disappointed to see we got three points here because it's a tough place to come.

"I really don't care if it's a classic or not, it's not about anything else other than three points."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1FarmanBooked at 11mins
  • 2Miller
  • 5Bencherif
  • 8Power
  • 7Cranston
  • 23Brown
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forMarsdenat 69'minutes
  • 20KeaneBooked at 43mins
  • 21WallaceSubstituted forCapriceat 66'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 10Marsden
  • 17Caprice
  • 19Simmons
  • 30Grant

Forest Green

  • 13Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 16RacineBooked at 64mins
  • 7Norwood
  • 12KamdjoBooked at 78mins
  • 18FrearSubstituted forBenderat 89'minutes
  • 20Parkin
  • 17Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 1Russell
  • 9Fleetwood
  • 15Bender
  • 26Coles
  • 33Marwood
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,938

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tom Bender replaces Elliott Frear.

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

Jordan Cranston (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. John Marsden (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

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

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

John Marsden (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Alan Power (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Elliott Frear (Forest Green Rovers).

Jake Caprice (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Marsden replaces Connor Robinson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Caprice replaces Kieran Wallace.

Booking

Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Kurtis Guthrie tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

Foul by Jordan Keane (Lincoln City).

Kurtis Guthrie (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the box is too high.

Offside, Forest Green Rovers. Jon Parkin tries a through ball, but Jon Parkin is caught offside.

Foul by James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers).

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