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Eastleigh 0-1 Lincoln City

Lincoln remain top of the National League after Sean Raggett's second-half header lifted them to a 1-0 victory at mid-table Eastleigh.

Scott Wilson spurned an early chance for the hosts as he struck wide when well placed but the Imps grew into the contest and efforts from Luke Waterfall and Nathan Arnold produced smart saves from Eastleigh goalkeeper Graham Stack.

Wilson wasted another gilt-edged opportunity after heading over from close range while the striker was then denied by Lincoln shot-stopper Paul Farman, who then kept out Matt Tubbs' bundled effort.

Those saves proved crucial as Raggett's header in the 77th minute looped over Stack and into the net to give Lincoln a third successive league win and one that keeps them above Tranmere on goal difference.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 37Stack
  • 29Odoffin
  • 3Green
  • 5DugdaleBooked at 89mins
  • 15Reid
  • 20Hoyte
  • 8CloseSubstituted forConstableat 84'minutes
  • 14Togwell
  • 19McAllister
  • 18WilsonSubstituted forTubbsat 72'minutes
  • 12MatthewsSubstituted forObileyeat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Cole
  • 9Constable
  • 10Tubbs
  • 24Obileye
  • 36Strevens

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2WoodBooked at 79mins
  • 25Raggett
  • 4WhitehouseSubstituted forAndersonat 75'minutes
  • 3Habergham
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forKnottat 58'minutes
  • 5Waterfall
  • 28ArnoldSubstituted forPowerat 80'minutes
  • 31Angol
  • 9Rhead
  • 30Woodyard

Substitutes

  • 8Power
  • 10Marriott
  • 12Long
  • 26Anderson
  • 34Knott
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
2,738

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. James Constable replaces Ben Close.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Nathan Arnold.

Booking

Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 1. Sean Raggett (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Elliot Whitehouse.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Matt Tubbs replaces Scott Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Ayo Obileye replaces Sam Matthews.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Billy Knott replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City40267775363985
2Tranmere41267870343685
3Forest Green41239981503178
4Dag & Red422441472492376
5Aldershot4220121058352372
6Dover412261376562072
7Barrow421815964451969
8Gateshead4218131167442367
9Macclesfield40196155749863
10Boreham Wood421413154640655
11Bromley42167195162-1155
12Wrexham421412164255-1354
13Eastleigh421314155257-553
14Chester411410175958152
15Sutton United421311185159-850
16Maidstone United40148185368-1550
17Guiseley421310194761-1449
18Solihull Moors42139205571-1648
19York421015174963-1445
20Woking42129216076-1645
21Braintree42129214869-2145
22Torquay421111204657-1144
23North Ferriby United42113282973-4436
24Southport4298254889-4135
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