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Lincoln City 2-0 Aldershot Town

Lincoln remain in the hunt for the National League play-offs after victory over Aldershot at the Sincil Bank.

Defender Jamie McCombe headed Terry Hawkridge's right-wing cross to give the Imps an early lead.

The hosts were then awarded a penalty after Alan Power was tripped by Jim Stevenson, but Shots goalkeeper Phil Smith was equal to Matt Rhead's effort.

However, Joe Oastler deflected Bradley Wood's cross into his own net in the second half as hosts secured victory.

Lincoln remain five points off the play-off places with 10 matches remaining.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Moyses on Lincoln City v Aldershot

"We played well today, I thought we were always in control. I don't think they ever really threatened, their attempts on goal were very few and I thought we defended really well.

"It was a great ball in from Terry Hawkridge (for the opening goal) and a good header. It would have been even better if we had gone in 2-0 at half time with the penalty.

"At half-time I said that we needed to up the work-rate, up the ante and we did that in the second half.

Aldershot Town manager Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Smith on Lincoln City v Aldershot

"We've had a lot of good performances in the past few weeks, even when we got beaten up at Gateshead we put in a good performance.

"Today I don't think we really turned up. I think we were bullied a bit, we didn't test their keeper well enough, we didn't hold the ball up top well enough.

"Every single one of the players can do better, but it is just one performance out of five or six where we did really well, and we've got the chance to rectify it on Tuesday at Chester."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 27McCombe
  • 8PowerBooked at 16mins
  • 18Beevers
  • 6Bush
  • 12HawkridgeBooked at 73mins
  • 3TempestSubstituted forWildinat 78'minutes
  • 28Caton
  • 7MuldoonSubstituted forMcDaidat 86'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 83minsSubstituted forMarisat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Grant
  • 19McDaid
  • 21Sparrow
  • 24Wildin
  • 29Maris

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12AlexanderBooked at 70mins
  • 2Oastler
  • 16Gallagher
  • 3McGinty
  • 14BecklesBooked at 66mins
  • 15Browne
  • 8StevensonBooked at 45mins
  • 24RalphSubstituted forRichardsat 74'minutes
  • 20PaveySubstituted forWalkerat 63'minutes
  • 23Lafayette

Substitutes

  • 5Saville
  • 7Hatton
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 19Walker
Referee:
Joseph Johnson
Attendance:
2,398

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Aldershot Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Aldershot Town 0.

Foul by Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town).

George Maris (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. George Maris replaces Matt Rhead.

Attempt blocked. Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Lincoln City).

Tom Richards (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Robbie McDaid replaces Jack Muldoon.

Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Booking

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

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Tom Richards (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dan Walker (Aldershot Town).

James Caton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City).

Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town).

Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Courtney Wildin replaces Greg Tempest.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town).

Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Nathan Ralph.

Booking

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt missed. Chris Bush (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Beevers with a cross.

Booking

Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town).

Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Bush (Lincoln City).

Ross Lafayette (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Booking

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town).

Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham372311367244380
2Forest Green37246762352778
3Grimsby341811567293865
4Braintree34179841261560
5Tranmere361791048351360
6Wrexham361681260441656
7Dover331671057441355
8Lincoln City3615101156461055
9Gateshead35167124552-755
10Eastleigh34158115147453
11Woking36147155749849
12Macclesfield36154174842649
13Bromley35146155758-148
14Aldershot35136164049-945
15Barrow34119144560-1542
16Southport36119163550-1542
17Chester351010154251-940
18Guiseley34912133249-1739
19Halifax3499164868-2036
20Boreham Wood35811163036-635
21Altrincham34811153255-2335
22Torquay3388174062-2232
23Welling3669212651-2527
24Kidderminster3759233761-2424
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