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Alfreton Town 1-1 Lincoln City

Sean Newton struck a stoppage-time leveller as Lincoln snatched a point against play-off hopefuls Alfreton.

Connor Franklin headed Josh Law's free-kick against the crossbar for the hosts, while visiting defender Nat Brown twice headed wide.

Alfreton went in front when Shaun Harrad converted Dan Bradley's cross just after the hour mark.

But Newton lashed home in the fourth minute of added time after the Town defence failed to clear a corner.

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I thought Nick (Townsend) kept us in it and although we created some chances, their chances were better. We had to be brave with our substitutions and take a bit of height off and see if we could pass the ball through them and we started creating towards the end.

"Alfreton will probably be disappointed that they didn't take all the points as they had the better chances, but we hung in there and kept creating, kept probing and eventually got the goal.

"It was a great strike by Newts but we rode our luck to be fair. You never know how big that point will be at the end of the season and it just keeps the run going. The support we had was unbelievable, it makes you proud to be associated with this club and it must be great for the players to play in front of them."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 7Law
  • 10Bradley
  • 16Fenton
  • 2WoodBooked at 85mins
  • 5Wylde
  • 3Franklin
  • 25Jones
  • 8Shaw
  • 23Poku
  • 24Harrad

Substitutes

  • 9Clayton
  • 6Kempson
  • 18Akinde
  • 20McFadzean
  • 12Meadows

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 23Brown
  • 3Newton
  • 5Audel
  • 15GrayBooked at 87mins
  • 4JordanSubstituted forNolanat 74'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 17DixonSubstituted forRobinsonat 61'minutes
  • 26Adams
  • 9RoweSubstituted forSheridanat 74'minutes
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 24Mendy
  • 16Robinson
  • 31Preece
  • 19Nolan
  • 12Sheridan
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,331

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 1. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Alfreton Town. Daniel Bradley tries a through ball, but Daniel Bradley is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

  9. Booking

    Dan Gray (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  11. Booking

    Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

  13. Post update

    Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Conner Robinson (Lincoln City).

  17. Post update

    Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

  19. Post update

    Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

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