National League
AldershotAldershot Town2Lincoln CityLincoln City3

Ben Tomlinson's 11th goal in 13 games saw Lincoln stretch their unbeaten run to four games and deepen Aldershot's relegation fears.

Tom Miller put the Imps in front before Bradley Bubb levelled, but Thierry Audel then restored City's lead.

The Shots equalised again early in the second half when Dagenham loanee Josh Scott struck.

But Lincoln were not to be denied as in-form Tomlinson's 71st-minute effort proved decisive.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"I just feel we have let ourselves down again and although we came back twice in the game you cannot defend like we defended and we've conceded three goals and you can't afford to have to score three or four goals every week.

"To have to score three or four goals to get a result is not good enough and Lincoln looked more dangerous going forward and after scoring our second goal we didn't create enough to score a third."

"We've got to win games now and it's about doing the basics right because they scored three goals from two set plays and we haven't defended them.

"We changed it around so players do their jobs and after conceding two set piece goals we didn't look dangerous."

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I think we thoroughly deserved it and could have had a couple more, but the lads were terrific.

"They started to cause us problems but we changed our shape and steadied things a bit, got on the front foot and had two or three chances where we could have put the game to bed.

"It's a bit difficult at times, with pitches like they are, to get the ball down and pass it like some of them want to and, sometimes, we're our own worst enemies - we play ourselves into trouble.

"But if we can keep playing in the right areas, turning teams round and working extremely hard then we can cause teams problems."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 12Martin
  • 2Oastler
  • 6Webster
  • 15Barker
  • 5TaiwoBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRowlandsat 83'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 22Gibbs
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forPlummerat 77'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 11Bubb
  • 16Scott

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 21Williams
  • 7Mekki
  • 3Tonkin
  • 25Plummer

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 5Audel
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 2MillerBooked at 36mins
  • 26Adams
  • 8Power
  • 4Jordan
  • 9Rowe
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forDixonat 87'minutes
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 17Dixon
  • 31Preece
  • 12Sheridan
  • 19Nolan
  • 15Gray
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,944

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon tries a through ball, but Bohan Dixon is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town).

  7. Post update

    Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Conner Robinson because of an injury.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Solomon Taiwo.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

    Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Thierry Audel (Lincoln City).

  13. Post update

    Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

  15. Post update

    Thierry Audel (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tristan Plummer replaces Jordan Roberts.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town).

  18. Post update

    Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

  20. Post update

    Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.