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Lincoln City 2-1 Barnet

Lincoln bounced back from a defeat at Notts County to see off Barnet, with Ollie Palmer and Harry Anderson on target.

Palmer struck early on, with Anderson adding a second just before half time as City dominated the first half.

Barnet improved after the break and pulled a goal back through Shaquille Coulthirst, but could not find a second as the Imps returned to winning ways.

City struck inside seven minutes when Palmer, given the freedom of the Barnet midfield, unleashed a 20-yard drive into the bottom corner.

Craig Ross pulled off a terrific save from Josh Ginnelly's powerful 30-yard strike, before punching away an Anderson effort as the hosts threatened to run riot.

The Imps' second duly came just before the break when Matt Green's cross was hit back across goal by Alex Woodyard and there was Anderson to smash home a volley.

Barnet grabbed a lifeline just past the hour mark when Coulthirst took advantage of some sloppy City defending in their own box to lash home a shot from 15 yards.

Lincoln were made to work hard for the win but almost added a third at the death when Anderson's powerful shot was superbly tipped over by Ross.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 15DickieBooked at 88mins
  • 25Raggett
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Anderson
  • 16Bostwick
  • 30Woodyard
  • 7GinnellySubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 76'minutes
  • 8PalmerSubstituted forWhitehouseat 68'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forWaterfallat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 5Waterfall
  • 9Rhead
  • 12Chapman
  • 14Maguire-Drew

Barnet

  • 21Ross
  • 16Taylor
  • 4Clough
  • 6Nelson
  • 13Tutonda
  • 11Coulthirst
  • 20VilheteBooked at 88mins
  • 10Campbell-RyceSubstituted forBoverat 74'minutes
  • 18Fonguck
  • 14AkinolaSubstituted forMason-Clarkat 74'minutes
  • 25Akpa AkproSubstituted forBlackmanat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 12Taylor
  • 15Bover
  • 24Blackman
  • 27Mason-Clark
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 35Hinckson-Mars
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
7,320

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Barnet 1.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Clough (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Luke Waterfall replaces Matt Green.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Charlie Clough.

Attempt blocked. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Robert Dickie (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Ruben Bover (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Andre Blackman replaces Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

Attempt saved. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Harry Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Sam Habergham.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Josh Ginnelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Ruben Bover replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Ephron Mason-Clark replaces Simeon Akinola.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Simeon Akinola.

Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet).

Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Ollie Palmer.

Michael Nelson (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Barnet 1. Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City).

Simeon Akinola (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Harry Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Craig Ross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County108112081225
2Exeter107121611522
3Accrington106222013720
4Coventry10613136719
5Luton10532189918
6Stevenage105321712518
7Newport10532149518
8Wycombe105321916318
9Mansfield104421512316
10Cambridge10514119216
11Swindon105141414016
12Lincoln City104331312115
13Grimsby104151418-413
14Yeovil103341723-612
15Barnet103251413111
16Cheltenham103251213-111
17Carlisle103251416-211
18Crewe103251217-511
19Crawley103161113-210
20Morecambe10244912-310
21Colchester102351518-39
22Port Vale10127815-75
23Chesterfield10127921-125
24Forest Green101271025-155
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