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Lincoln City 0-1 Aldershot Town

Brett Williams scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot to earn Aldershot a much-needed win at Lincoln.

Imps goalkeeper Paul Farman was kept busy in the first half, denying Jaydon Gibbs, Craig Stanley and Lewis Young.

However, there was little he could do to stop Williams after Nathaniel Brown handled in the area.

Shots keeper Nick Pope ensured victory, reacting quickly to a deflected Luke Foster effort before foiling substitute Nick Wright late on.

Despite the win, Aldershot remain second from bottom in the Conference Premier table.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"The conditions suited the type of players they had, they've got pace and can take you on.

"I thought we started OK but then they had two or three chances but then we settled down, but I don't know what we were doing for the penalty.

"In the second half they had the penalty and one other shot from a free kick and it's disappointing because we've had quite a few chances. We just needed a goal but we couldn't force it."

Aldershot manager Andy Scott told BBC Sussex & Surrey:

"You run out of words to say about our team. In the first half I thought we were outstanding with some of the football we were playing in really tricky conditions. We played some great stuff and their keeper made some excellent saves.

"That's probably the most comfortable first half we've had in the way we played and our quality on the ball.

"I'm just very proud of the group and everyone of them have played their part. To come here to grab three points and get a clean sheet is a massive effort."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 27FosterBooked at 13mins
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 5Boyce
  • 2Miller
  • 19Nolan
  • 4JordanSubstituted forDixonat 51'minutes
  • 8PowerBooked at 52mins
  • 14YussufSubstituted forWrightat 61'minutes
  • 7Fairhurst

Substitutes

  • 6Fofana
  • 12Sheridan
  • 17Dixon
  • 15Gray
  • 10Wright

Aldershot

  • 25Pope
  • 5Goodman
  • 15Barker
  • 2Oastler
  • 4Stanley
  • 19Molesley
  • 12Oyeleke
  • 22GibbsSubstituted forRowlandsat 73'minutes
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forPatersonat 89'minutes
  • 24Young
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 20Douglas
  • 10Paterson
  • 8Rowlands
  • 11Wickham
  • 21Williams
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
2,748

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

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    Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Aldershot Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

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    Nick Wright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

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    Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Paterson replaces Jordan Roberts.

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    Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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    Hand ball by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

  12. Post update

    Lewis Young (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

  15. Post update

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Jaydon Gibbs.

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    Attempt missed. Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box.

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    Corner, Lincoln City.

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    Corner, Lincoln City.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).