National League
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Lincoln City 4-1 Alfreton Town

Lincoln ended a run of eight games without a win by thrashing third-placed Alfreton in the Conference Premier.

The Imps took the lead after just eight minutes when Darran Kempson diverted a Mitch Austin cross into his own net.

Nick Wright fired in to make it 2-0, before Nick Fenton headed a goal back for Alfreton from a Tom Shaw corner.

But Lincoln sealed victory with a 20-yard strike from Jon Nolan and Delano Sam-Yorke added some gloss to the scoreline late on with a header.

It was the first time City have celebrated victory at home since 28 September and lifted them to 16th in the table.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1FarmanBooked at 64mins
  • 3NewtonSubstituted forGrayat 66'minutes
  • 2MillerSubstituted forSheridanat 77'minutes
  • 23Brown
  • 19Nolan
  • 17Dixon
  • 6Fofana
  • 4Jordan
  • 28AustinBooked at 58minsSubstituted forRoweat 90'minutes
  • 18Sam-Yorke
  • 10Wright

Substitutes

  • 9Rowe
  • 7Fairhurst
  • 12Sheridan
  • 15Gray
  • 31Preece

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 10BradleySubstituted forWishartat 85'minutes
  • 4WestwoodBooked at 63mins
  • 2WoodSubstituted forMeadowsat 77'minutes
  • 6Kempson
  • 21Rowe-Turner
  • 16Fenton
  • 8ShawSubstituted forLawat 69'minutes
  • 23Poku
  • 9Clayton
  • 18Akinde

Substitutes

  • 12Meadows
  • 13Wishart
  • 20McFadzean
  • 3Franklin
  • 7Law
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
1,877

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamAlfreton
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 4, Alfreton Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 4, Alfreton Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Meadows (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Danny L. Rowe replaces Mitchell Austin.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City).

  7. Post update

    Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 4, Alfreton Town 1. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Gray.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nick Wright (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Daniel Wishart replaces Daniel Bradley.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nick Wright (Lincoln City).

  14. Post update

    Josh Law (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. John Akinde tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 3, Alfreton Town 1. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Darran Kempson (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Law.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Danny Meadows replaces Bradley Wood.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan replaces Tom Miller.