Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Lincoln City 3-1 Forest Green Rovers
Lincoln City fought back from a goal down at the break to overtake National League leaders Forest Green Rovers and go top of the table on goal difference.
Rovers led when Christian Doidge fired in his 23rd goal of the season.
But two goals in six second-half minutes put the Imps ahead, Lee Angol's angled strike levelling matters and a Marcus Kelly own goal making it 2-1.
Sam Habergham's free-kick sealed victory for the hosts, who have three games in hand on second-placed Rovers.
Rovers defended solidly in the first half and were good value for their lead courtesy of Doidge's sliding low effort from close range.
But the Imps upped the tempo in the second half, showing the passion and intensity which characterised their astonishing run to the FA Cup quarter-finals.
The equaliser came when a long ball saw Angol outmuscle Mark Ellis, who went down under the challenge, and shoot across goal into the bottom corner.
Kelly's unfortunate intervention made it 2-1 when he could only head Habergham's driven left-wing cross into his own net.
And Habergham's long-range free-kick somehow eluded Rovers goalkeeper Sam Russell and found the bottom corner to complete the scoring.
- 11HawkridgeSubstituted forH Andersonat 73'minutes
- 5WaterfallBooked at 36mins
- 31AngolSubstituted forWhitehouseat 90'minutes
- 26H Anderson
- 8WedgburySubstituted forRobertat 81'minutes
- 4TraoréSubstituted forTiltat 68'minutes
- 20CooperBooked at 84mins
- 14WoolerySubstituted forBugielat 77'minutes
- Antony Coggins
Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Lee Angol.
Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Sam Wedgbury.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Kaiyne Woolery.
Goal! Lincoln City 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Sam Habergham (Lincoln City).
Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Terry Hawkridge.
Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Curtis Tilt replaces Drissa Traoré.
Own Goal by Marcus Kelly, Forest Green Rovers. Lincoln City 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Goal! Lincoln City 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Lee Angol (Lincoln City).
Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.
First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.
Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Lincoln City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.