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Lincoln City 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Matt Green and Matt Rhead were Lincoln's match-winners for the second week running as the Imps made up ground on the top three with a win over 10-man Accrington.

After testing Stanley keeper Aaron Chapman several times, Danny Cowley's side deservedly led at the interval but the opening goal came in controversial fashion.

Green was adjudged to have been fouled by Farrend Rawson as he broke into the box. After pointing to the spot, referee Seb Stockbridge then dismissed Rawson, leaving the visitors incensed.

Green, who opened the scoring in last Saturday's 2-0 win at Yeovil, slotted home the spot-kick to make it 1-0 in first-half added time.

The Imps needed just 12 minutes to double their lead in the second half, ass Neal Eardley's cross found Rhead in space to take a touch before slotting beyond Chapman.

Accrington battled gamely with 10 men but never looked like getting back into the game and substitute Nathan Arnold almost made it 3-0 when he fired over late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 5Waterfall
  • 25Raggett
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Anderson
  • 30Woodyard
  • 16Bostwick
  • 32StewartSubstituted forArnoldat 66'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 39minsSubstituted forWhitehouseat 75'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forPalmerat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 7Ginnelly
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Dickie
  • 28Arnold

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Donacien
  • 27RawsonBooked at 45mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 12ThornileySubstituted forRichards-Evertonat 63'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 8BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forWilksat 63'minutes
  • 10Jackson
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 6Nolan
  • 15Sykes
  • 16Stryjek
  • 19Wilks
  • 20Ogle
  • 26Johnson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,696

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Accrington Stanley 0.

Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Matt Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Matt Rhead.

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Nathan Arnold replaces Cameron Stewart.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Mallik Wilks replaces Sean McConville.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Ben Richards-Everton replaces Jordan Thorniley.

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Accrington Stanley 0. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Anderson.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Stewart (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton22136351193245
2Notts County22127336211543
3Exeter2212373126539
4Wycombe22107539291037
5Accrington2111463224837
6Lincoln City2210662819936
7Coventry2210572315835
8Colchester2210573226635
9Newport229763226634
10Mansfield228953025533
11Grimsby229672526-133
12Swindon2110293228432
13Cambridge228591827-929
14Carlisle227783232028
15Cheltenham227692931-227
16Stevenage227692733-627
17Crawley2266101926-724
18Port Vale2273122332-924
19Crewe2272132435-1123
20Morecambe2257101827-922
21Yeovil2256112740-1321
22Barnet2255122432-820
23Chesterfield2255122539-1420
24Forest Green2255122342-1920
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