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North Ferriby United 0-1 Lincoln City

FA Cup quarter-finalists Lincoln remain three points clear at the top of the National League after Luke Waterfall headed the Imps to a 1-0 victory over bottom club North Ferriby.

Manager Danny Cowley made five changes from the side that created history by beating Burnley by the same score at Turf Moor, including a recall for Clarets loanee Josh Ginnelly, who had been ineligible to face his parent club.

Ginnelly added pace and drive to the side, cutting in from the left and striking the inside of the post early on as well as clattering the upright in the closing stages.

But, as at the weekend, it was a corner routine that settled things for Lincoln, as Nathan Arnold whipped in a cross in the 21st minute and Waterfall leapt highest to head into the far corner from the edge of the area.

United came closest to levelling when Curtis Bateson's second-half free-kick curled over the wall and drew a diving save from Paul Farman, but it was Lincoln who had the clearest chances to add to their tally.

Elliott Whitehouse's close-range header, Alan Power's deflected drive and Jack Muldoon's one-on-one chance all came close to extending their lead, while a Ginnelly corner ended up nestling in the far corner only to be chalked off for a foul in the box.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

North Ferriby United

  • 1Watson
  • 2Topliss
  • 5GraySubstituted forTempletonat 66'minutes
  • 16Tinkler
  • 12Hare
  • 15Middleton
  • 20Skelton
  • 21DixonBooked at 28mins
  • 8BatesonSubstituted forOliverat 87'minutes
  • 7CosgroveSubstituted forKendallat 60'minutes
  • 25Thompson

Substitutes

  • 4Oliver
  • 9Templeton
  • 10Kendall
  • 18Armstrong
  • 19Cooke

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 3Habergham
  • 5Waterfall
  • 4WhitehouseSubstituted forMuldoonat 70'minutes
  • 25Raggett
  • 12Long
  • 28Arnold
  • 30Woodyard
  • 34KnottSubstituted forPowerat 60'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 36Ginnelly
  • 31SouthwellSubstituted forRheadat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wood
  • 7Muldoon
  • 8Power
  • 9Rhead
  • 38Ward
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,389

Live Text

Match ends, North Ferriby United 0, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, North Ferriby United 0, Lincoln City 1.

Booking

Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, North Ferriby United. Connor Oliver replaces Curtis Bateson.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jack Muldoon replaces Elliot Whitehouse.

Substitution

Substitution, North Ferriby United. Matthew Templeton replaces Mark Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, North Ferriby United. Ryan Kendall replaces Sam Cosgrove.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Billy Knott.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Dayle Southwell.

Second Half

Second Half begins North Ferriby United 0, Lincoln City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, North Ferriby United 0, Lincoln City 1.

Booking

Matt Dixon (North Ferriby United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! North Ferriby United 0, Lincoln City 1. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City31214662313167
2Dag & Red33204959372264
3Tranmere32196747272063
4Forest Green32179664392560
5Dover321751064481656
6Gateshead341510958362255
7Barrow321412650321854
8Aldershot33159943311254
9Macclesfield321651145311453
10Wrexham341210123442-846
11Bromley33136144247-545
12Chester331110125147443
13Boreham Wood331110123332143
14Solihull Moors33127144548-343
15Eastleigh331012114342142
16Braintree32107153551-1637
17Sutton United30106143241-936
18Torquay3398163645-935
19Guiseley3398164052-1235
20Woking3397174560-1534
21Maidstone United3396183861-2333
22Southport3387183870-3231
23York33513153052-2228
24North Ferriby United3483231951-3227
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