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Lincoln City 2-2 Barrow

Lincoln City let a two goal lead slip as 10-man Barrow fought back to earn a hard-earned point at Sincil Bank.

The Imps took the lead through Matt Rhead who stabbed home Luke Waterfall's flick on before scoring a second with a stunning overhead kick.

Jason Walker pulled one back just before the break for the visitors and got the leveller from the penalty spot.

Barrow's Nick Anderton was sent off later on for berating the referee, but his side held on for the draw.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Moyses on Lincoln City v Barrow

"You get to 2-0, and then to concede just after is disappointing, we switched off. That was a bit of naivety that crept in.

"I was frustrated to lose the lead and frustrated that not to score in the second half because we had two or three really good half-chances, and on another day we might have scored.

"I don't criticise referees very often, but I couldn't understand why he was making some of his decisions, but I'm more disappointed about things I can control like the lapse in defending and the penalty we gave away. I think we should have won the game."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1FarmanBooked at 80mins
  • 2WoodBooked at 61mins
  • 5Waterfall
  • 21SparrowSubstituted forEveringtonat 80'minutes
  • 6Bush
  • 26Howe
  • 7MuldoonBooked at 45mins
  • 4Stanley
  • 12HawkridgeBooked at 90mins
  • 24ReidSubstituted forRobinsonat 73'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 3Tempest
  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 15Everington
  • 29Blissett

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 23Symington
  • 6Grand
  • 8Harvey
  • 25Wilmer-AndertonBooked at 87mins
  • 17Williams
  • 11PilkingtonBooked at 90mins
  • 16Fofana
  • 27KhanSubstituted forvan den Broekat 90+2'minutes
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forO'Reillyat 88'minutes
  • 10Cook

Substitutes

  • 5Livesey
  • 15Mellor
  • 20Newby
  • 24O'Reilly
  • 26van den Broek
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
2,540

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Barrow 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Barrow 2.

Foul by Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow).

Craig Stanley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Benjamin van den Broek replaces Otis Khan.

Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Booking

Danny Pilkington (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Steve Williams (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Ryan O'Reilly replaces Jason Walker.

Dismissal

Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow) is shown the red card.

Foul by Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow).

Kegan Everington (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Barrow.

Corner, Barrow.

Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Barrow) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Simon Grand (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Offside, Barrow. Otis Khan tries a through ball, but Otis Khan is caught offside.

Booking

Paul Farman (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Kegan Everington replaces Matt Sparrow.

Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Otis Khan (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City).

Andy Cook (Barrow) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Barrow.

Foul by Callum Howe (Lincoln City).

Jason Walker (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Offside, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead tries a through ball, but Matt Rhead is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Connor Robinson replaces Craig Reid.

Attempt missed. Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Joel Dixon (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

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