Match ends, Southport 0, Lincoln City 1.
Jon Nolan's breakaway goal saw Lincoln City end a five-game league winless run at the expense of Southport.
An even first period saw both sides create opportunities but lack the quality to take them.
The Imps threatened more in the second half and Ben Tomlinson somehow headed wide from Marlon Jackson's cross.
And seconds after the hosts almost went ahead, Lincoln won it on the break when Sean Newton raced forward and crossed to Nolan who scored at the far post.
- 6BrownBooked at 90mins
- 8MilliganSubstituted forAkriggat 83'minutes
- 14RutherfordSubstituted forOsaweat 60'minutes
- 8PowerSubstituted forFosterat 88'minutes
- 25SharpSubstituted forWrightat 80'minutes
- 22JacksonSubstituted forDixonat 80'minutes
- Ben Toner
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southport 0, Lincoln City 1.
Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Scott Brown (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).
Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).
Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Luke Foster replaces Alan Power.
Foul by Luke George (Southport).
Nick Wright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Nick Wright (Lincoln City).
Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.
Substitution, Southport. Steve Akrigg replaces Jamie Milligan.
Offside, Lincoln City. Nick Wright tries a through ball, but Nick Wright is caught offside.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Marlon Jackson.