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Lincoln City 1-3 Torquay United

Duane Ofori-Acheampong
Ofori-Acheampong's goals were his first in senior football, having signed for Torquay at the start of the month

Striker Duane Ofori-Acheampong scored twice as Torquay came from behind to beat 10-man Lincoln in the Conference.

The Imps had Nat Brown sent off for a deliberate handball but minutes later they were ahead when Ben Tomlinson slotted home a penalty.

Ofori-Acheampong levelled things from close range and Toby Ajala nearly made it two but his shot hit the bar.

Courtney Richards' effort from distance gave Torquay the lead before Ofori-Acheampong wrapped things up.

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"That's 190 minutes out of the last 270 we've played with 10 men.

"I could have understood it if he'd booked Nat, but there was no intent there whatsoever. It put us on the back foot and while our energy levels were good we weren't too bad, but it took its toll on us and it was hard for the boys.

"If we'd had 11 on the pitch, I think we certainly would have not lost the game.

"It was his judgement call and I'm not saying it wasn't a foul, but I think it was very harsh to send him off. It knocks your confidence and your spirit a bit."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 26Townsend
  • 17CapriceSubstituted forRobinsonat 74'minutes
  • 3NewtonBooked at 76mins
  • 12Mendy
  • 23BrownBooked at 8mins
  • 6Diagne
  • 14NolanSubstituted forLedshamat 62'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 9Burrow
  • 22MarshallSubstituted forJordanat 62'minutes
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 4Jordan
  • 7Kabba
  • 10Ledsham
  • 16Robinson

Torquay

  • 1Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Cruise
  • 16Richards
  • 21MacDonald
  • 4Downes
  • 22WakefieldSubstituted forChapellat 46'minutes
  • 8YoungBooked at 35mins
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongSubstituted forYeomanat 90+6'minutes
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forAjalaat 45+1'minutes
  • 11Cameron

Substitutes

  • 5Pearce
  • 10Ajala
  • 12Chapell
  • 14Yeoman
  • 23Seabright
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
2,373

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away30
Shots on Target
Home5
Away11
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

  5. Post update

    Tony Diagne (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Chapell with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

  15. Post update

    Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  16. Booking

    Sean Newton (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

  18. Post update

    Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Jake Caprice.

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