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Altrincham 3-3 Lincoln City

Lincoln keeper Paul Farman was caught short at the back
Lincoln keeper Paul Farman was caught short at the back

Altrincham and Lincoln shared the points from a six-goal thriller.

Jonathon Margetts tapped in to give Alty the lead early on, before Matt Rhead headed in Lincoln's equaliser.

The hosts went back in front through Josh Ginnelly's volley, only for Rhead to miss a penalty and convert another.

Jack Muldoon poached to put the visitors ahead for the first time but Damian Reeves rescued a draw, charging down goalkeeper Paul Farman, who took too long to clear a back-pass.

Farman kicked the ball in the air twice before attempting to kick downfield, but Reeves put pressure on the Imps' goalkeeper and got his reward, diverting the ball into an empty net.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Moyses on Lincoln City v Altrincham

"It was a great game for the neutral but we're very disappointed that we've not come away with all three points today. We felt we'd done enough but a costly error took it the other way.

"We came to win today, we said we would attack from the start but were a bit lax defending so we'll have a look at that. We might have taken a point before the game because this is a tough place to come.

"We're still only three points outside the play-offs so it's all to fight for."

Line-ups

Altrincham

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 28Holness
  • 15Ginnelly
  • 3Griffin
  • 6Leather
  • 4Moult
  • 8Richman
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 67'minutes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forLawrieat 67'minutes
  • 27Margetts

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrie
  • 12Heathcote
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 23Williams
  • 26Mottley-Henry

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 27McCombe
  • 6BushBooked at 78mins
  • 18Beevers
  • 12HawkridgeSubstituted forMarisat 71'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 3Tempest
  • 7MuldoonBooked at 81minsSubstituted forMcDaidat 90'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 28Caton

Substitutes

  • 5Waterfall
  • 13Grant
  • 19McDaid
  • 21Sparrow
  • 29Maris
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
1,293

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Altrincham 3, Lincoln City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Altrincham 3, Lincoln City 3.

Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Robbie McDaid replaces Jack Muldoon.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Altrincham. Dylan Mottley-Henry tries a through ball, but Dylan Mottley-Henry is caught offside.

Foul by Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City).

Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Chris Bush (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Bush (Lincoln City).

Jonathon Margetts (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Jamie McCombe (Lincoln City).

Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. George Maris (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. George Maris replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Foul by James Lawrie (Altrincham).

Jamie McCombe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Dylan Mottley-Henry replaces Ryan Crowther.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. James Lawrie replaces Damian Reeves.

Goal!

Goal! Altrincham 3, Lincoln City 3. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal.

Offside, Altrincham. Damian Reeves tries a through ball, but Damian Reeves is caught offside.

Foul by Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham).

Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Marcus Holness (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Goal!

Goal! Altrincham 2, Lincoln City 3. Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Rhead with a headed pass.

Foul by Ryan Crowther (Altrincham).

Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. James Caton (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Altrincham. Damian Reeves tries a through ball, but Damian Reeves is caught offside.

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