National League
Lincoln CityLincoln City1CambridgeCambridge United0
Ben Tomlinson

Cambridge United suffered back-to-back defeats after Ben Tomlinson's penalty secured all three points for Lincoln.

Lincoln pressed from the off, Harrison Dunk's goalline clearance preventing Tomlinson from opening the scoring.

But the 24-year-old striker was then awarded a penalty after his shot struck the arm of Tom Bonner, and he slotted home for his 17th of the season.

The visitors' disappointing afternoon was compounded when Ryan Donaldson was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I thought we were terrific today, I don't think Nick (Townsend) had a shot to save and we should have had a few more I think with the football that we played.

"I said to the players that I wanted to win these last few games and we've set about it. We won last week, won this week and now it's Wrexham on Monday and then finish with Barnet and I want to get as many points as we can.

"We want to finish well. We had a bad couple of months but apart from that we haven't done too badly. I've kept saying that on our day we're a match for anybody and on today's showing we are."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 2Miller
  • 3Newton
  • 26AdamsBooked at 34minsSubstituted forRoweat 85'minutes
  • 23Brown
  • 5Audel
  • 24Mendy
  • 8Power
  • 18Bright
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 12SheridanBooked at 77minsSubstituted forArthurat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Arthur
  • 9Rowe
  • 15Gray
  • 19Nolan
  • 31Preece

Cambridge

  • 13Norris
  • 14Tait
  • 3Taylor
  • 18Berry
  • 5Bonner
  • 6Miller
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 80mins
  • 17Hughes
  • 10ElliottSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 63'minutes
  • 23ChambersBooked at 45mins
  • 11DunkSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Roberts
  • 19Sam-Yorke
  • 24Arnold
  • 29Gillies
  • 39Barnes-Homer
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
2,535

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home4
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Cambridge United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Cambridge United 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Cambridge United. Matthew Barnes-Homer tries a through ball, but Matthew Barnes-Homer is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kris Bright (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Danny L. Rowe replaces Charlee Adams.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Koby Arthur replaces Jake Sheridan.

  9. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

  11. Post update

    Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

  13. Post update

    Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  14. Booking

    Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City).

  17. Post update

    Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Barnes-Homer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Tom Elliott.

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