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Lincoln City 3-1 Southport

Two goals from James Caton helped Lincoln City earn a comfortable victory over Southport in the National League.

Caton tapped in the opener from close range after Southport keeper Max Crocombe failed to handle a corner.

The on-loan Shrewsbury winger collected Jack Muldoon's pass and shot low past Crocombe to double the lead.

Louis Almond pulled one back for the visitors with a strike from the edge of the area, but Robbie McDaid fired in to seal the win late on.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Moyses on Lincoln City v Southport

"We were very good at times. They had a 15-minute spell where they came into it and got a goal but we went again and some of our football was top-drawer.

"You have to back yourself, trust yourself and believe and that's what this group keep doing. They believe in themselves. They're a very positive group.

"James Caton is great with the ball, he causes defenders all sorts of problems and it's given us another dimension. We're a lot more fluid when we break. We've got plan B and plan C and that's good."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2WoodBooked at 81mins
  • 6Bush
  • 3Tempest
  • 18Beevers
  • 27McCombe
  • 12Hawkridge
  • 8PowerSubstituted forWildinat 78'minutes
  • 28Caton
  • 7MuldoonBooked at 41minsSubstituted forMcDaidat 73'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 65minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 19McDaid
  • 24Wildin
  • 29Maris

Southport

  • 25Crocombe
  • 2Challoner
  • 5Thompson
  • 11Jones
  • 12Blakeman
  • 6FosterSubstituted forWrightat 61'minutes
  • 16RutherfordSubstituted forBishopat 61'minutes
  • 22Phenix
  • 20GilesSubstituted forAllenat 79'minutes
  • 4Nolan
  • 17AlmondBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 7Allen
  • 8Wright
  • 10Bishop
  • 19Viscosi
  • 23Hewitt
Referee:
Nigel Lugg

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away2
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Southport 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Southport 1.

Offside, Lincoln City. James Caton tries a through ball, but James Caton is caught offside.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Connor Robinson replaces Matt Rhead because of an injury.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Southport 1. Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

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

Foul by Bradley Wood (Lincoln City).

Andrew Wright (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Josh Thompson (Southport).

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Booking

Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Lincoln City).

Michael Phenix (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jamie Allen replaces Jonny Giles.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Courtney Wildin replaces Alan Power.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Andrew Wright (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Gary Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Robbie McDaid replaces Jack Muldoon.

Attempt missed. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Greg Tempest.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Andy Bishop (Southport).

Jamie McCombe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Southport 1. Louis Almond (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Andy Bishop.

Booking

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Josh Thompson (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

Louis Almond (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Lincoln City).

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andrew Wright replaces Luke Foster.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andy Bishop replaces Paul Rutherford.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham34239266224478
2Forest Green34235659322774
3Grimsby321611563283559
4Tranmere341591044341054
5Gateshead33166114449-554
6Wrexham341571258441452
7Dover31157955421352
8Lincoln City351410115446852
9Braintree30148834241050
10Eastleigh32148105045550
11Woking341471356451149
12Macclesfield33152164740747
13Aldershot33126153947-842
14Bromley32125155357-441
15Chester33109144149-839
16Southport33109143345-1239
17Guiseley32911123147-1638
18Barrow32108144158-1738
19Altrincham33810153255-2334
20Halifax3289154766-1933
21Boreham Wood33711152734-732
22Welling3268182545-2026
23Kidderminster3359193453-1924
24Torquay3058173359-2623
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