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Lincoln City 2-1 Tranmere Rovers

Lincoln beat Tranmere at Sincil Bank in a meeting of the National League's top two.

Nathan Arnold nudged the Imps in front inside three minutes when Sam Habergham's long throw was flicked into the midfielder's path by Matt Rhead.

The visitors levelled on the half hour when Callum Howe checked Andy Mangan in the box, and Jeff Hughes converted the penalty.

Lincoln were 15 matches unbeaten and Tranmere 10, so it was no surprise that the two sides tried to hold determinedly on to their successful sequences.

But Tranmere eventually yielded in the final 10 minutes, Rhead and Arnold combining to set up substitute Adam Marriott to smash home Lincoln's winner.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1FarmanBooked at 90mins
  • 2Wood
  • 3Habergham
  • 9RheadBooked at 90minsSubstituted forMcCombeat 90+4'minutes
  • 5Waterfall
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 6Howe
  • 11HawkridgeBooked at 41minsSubstituted forAndersonat 55'minutes
  • 28Arnold
  • 30Woodyard
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forMarriottat 80'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 7Muldoon
  • 8Power
  • 10Marriott
  • 12Anderson
  • 27McCombe

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2Vaughan
  • 3RidehalghBooked at 76mins
  • 12Sutton
  • 8HarrisSubstituted forKirbyat 67'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 10Norwood
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19ManganBooked at 90mins
  • 20Maynard
  • 24Hughes

Substitutes

  • 4Jennings
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 13Turner
  • 17Kirby
  • 38Wallace
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
6,335

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Booking

Paul Farman (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jamie McCombe replaces Matt Rhead.

Booking

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

Booking

Adam Marriott (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Tranmere Rovers 1. Adam Marriott (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Adam Marriott replaces Theo Robinson.

Booking

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Jay Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Second Half

Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Booking

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

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Tranmere Rovers 1. Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) converts the penalty with a.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City24164451232852
2Tranmere25155535181750
3Forest Green24146443222148
4Dag & Red25144738281046
5Barrow23129240202045
6Dover24142850371344
7Chester25109640271339
8Macclesfield2311483223937
9Boreham Wood2410772721637
10Aldershot2510692826236
11Gateshead2598839281135
12Eastleigh249873731635
13Bromley25105103334-135
14Sutton United2495102833-532
15Wrexham2578102132-1129
16Solihull Moors2476113241-927
17Torquay2475122129-826
18Maidstone United2574142846-1825
19Woking2466123644-824
20Southport2466122951-2224
21Braintree2356122541-1621
22North Ferriby United2563161337-2421
23Guiseley2547142740-1319
24York2539132243-2118
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