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Chester 3-3 Lincoln City

Conner Robinson's last-minute equaliser earned Lincoln City a point to deny 10-man Chester a crucial home win in their battle for survival.

The hosts were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes when Jamie Menagh, making his City debut, netted twice from distance.

Bohan Dixon's header pulled a goal back before Chester striker Gareth Seddon saw red for a foul on Tom Miller.

Alan Power levelled from the spot, John Rooney's penalty restoring Chester's lead before Robinson's late strike.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Imps manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"One or two of them haven't been at their best today but they stuck at it and kept going.

"We were against the wind, it was raining and in those conditions it's probably easier for ten men to get about and make it difficult for us, but we created opportunities again and I think it would have been a travesty if we hadn't got something out of the game.

"There were one or two controversial decisions, certainly the penalties, and with the conditions it made it difficult to get the ball down and pass it and it became a bit of a lottery.

"But I'm pleased that from two goals behind, we've got three goals away from home and are taking something back with us."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 17HigginbothamBooked at 35mins
  • 4HoranBooked at 81mins
  • 3HeathSubstituted forMcIntyreat 90+5'minutes
  • 2KayBooked at 46mins
  • 34MenaghSubstituted forPeersat 66'minutes
  • 24RooneyBooked at 31mins
  • 8JarrettBooked at 73mins
  • 25Miller
  • 19SeddonBooked at 30mins
  • 7ReedSubstituted forLindfieldat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 23Peers
  • 16Williams
  • 21Mahon
  • 14McIntyre
  • 11Lindfield

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 23BrownSubstituted forJordanat 80'minutes
  • 27Foster
  • 2Miller
  • 3NewtonBooked at 50mins
  • 6FofanaSubstituted forRobinsonat 60'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 12Sheridan
  • 17Dixon
  • 10WrightSubstituted forRoweat 65'minutes
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 9Rowe
  • 20Ward
  • 4Jordan
  • 16Robinson
  • 31Preece
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
1,850

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Kevin McIntyre replaces Joe Heath.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 3. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Miller with a cross.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Lindfield replaces Jamie Reed.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Newton.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester FC).

  12. Post update

    Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  13. Booking

    George Horan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).

  15. Post update

    Paul Farman (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Todd Jordan replaces Nathaniel Brown.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by John Rooney.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.