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Lincoln City 3-0 Eastleigh

Matt Rhead
Matt Rhead opened the scoring for Lincoln

Lincoln City scored three first-half goals to extend Eastleigh's winless run to eight games in all competitions.

The Imps dominated the first half, opening the scoring through Matt Rhead's fine lob, his 17th goal of the league campaign.

James Caton's fierce strike doubled Lincoln's lead before Jack Muldoon's angled strike made it 3-0 before half-time.

Chris Moyses' side were not troubled by Eastleigh in the second half.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Moyses on Lincoln City v Eastleigh

"A professional performance from start to finish. I'm really really proud of the boys, they thoroughly deserved that today.

"We were good with the ball, we were good without the ball and made life very difficult for them at times. We've talked about being ruthless at both ends of the pitch and today we were.

"I said during our barren spell that we weren't playing too badly and that it would turn the corner and as you can see from our last two games it has done."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 6Bush
  • 8PowerBooked at 32mins
  • 18Beevers
  • 27McCombe
  • 3Tempest
  • 12Hawkridge
  • 28CatonSubstituted forMarisat 78'minutes
  • 7MuldoonSubstituted forMcDaidat 87'minutes
  • 9Rhead

Substitutes

  • 5Waterfall
  • 13Grant
  • 19McDaid
  • 21Sparrow
  • 29Maris

Eastleigh

  • 19Poke
  • 20HardingSubstituted forGreenat 61'minutes
  • 5Turley
  • 10ReasonBooked at 32mins
  • 31Coulson
  • 4EvansBooked at 59mins
  • 8Payne
  • 18DrurySubstituted forMidsonat 41'minutes
  • 28MohamedSubstituted forLeeat 61'minutes
  • 14Strevens
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 1Flitney
  • 3Green
  • 12Midson
  • 16Lee
  • 24Griggs
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
2,085

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Eastleigh 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Eastleigh 0.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box.

Offside, Lincoln City. Robbie McDaid tries a through ball, but Robbie McDaid is caught offside.

Foul by Tony Lee (Eastleigh).

Chris Bush (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Jack Midson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Offside, Eastleigh. Jai Reason tries a through ball, but Jai Reason is caught offside.

Offside, Eastleigh. Tony Lee tries a through ball, but Tony Lee is caught offside.

Offside, Lincoln City. Robbie McDaid tries a through ball, but Robbie McDaid is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Robbie McDaid replaces Jack Muldoon.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Lincoln City).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Josh Payne (Eastleigh).

Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. George Maris replaces James Caton.

Offside, Eastleigh. Tony Lee tries a through ball, but Tony Lee is caught offside.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt saved. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Jamie McCombe (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Offside, Lincoln City. Terry Hawkridge tries a through ball, but Terry Hawkridge is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bradley Wood with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Tony Lee replaces Kaid Mohamed.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Michael Green replaces Dan Harding.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Lincoln City. Jack Muldoon tries a through ball, but Jack Muldoon is caught offside.

Booking

Will Evans (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Jamie McCombe (Lincoln City).

Jack Midson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Will Evans (Eastleigh) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Luke Coulson.

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