Match ends, Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 1.
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.
- 5DugdaleBooked at 89mins
- 8CloseSubstituted forConstableat 84'minutes
- 18WilsonSubstituted forTubbsat 72'minutes
- 12MatthewsSubstituted forObileyeat 72'minutes
- 2WoodBooked at 79mins
- 4WhitehouseSubstituted forH Andersonat 75'minutes
- 11HawkridgeSubstituted forKnottat 58'minutes
- 28ArnoldSubstituted forPowerat 80'minutes
- 26H Anderson
- Adam Bromley
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 1.
Substitution, Eastleigh. James Constable replaces Ben Close.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Nathan Arnold.
Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 1. Sean Raggett (Lincoln City).
Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Elliot Whitehouse.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Matt Tubbs replaces Scott Wilson.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ayo Obileye replaces Sam Matthews.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Billy Knott replaces Terry Hawkridge.
Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 0.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Lincoln City 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.