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Lincoln City 3-2 Grimsby Town

Hamza Bencherif scored from an 88th-minute corner to give Lincoln victory over local rivals Grimsby Town.

Jordan Burrow had headed the Imps into an early lead, but Ben Tomlinson wasted the chance to double the lead when he hit the post with a penalty.

Alan Power hit the Grimsby bar before Craig Disley pounced to equalise after Lincoln failed to clear a free-kick.

Sean Newton restored City's lead with a penalty, but Jon Paul-Pittman levelled from distance before Bencherif won it.


Lincoln City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Townsend
  • 23BrownBooked at 34mins
  • 17Caprice
  • 6Diagne
  • 3Newton
  • 12MendyBooked at 52mins
  • 5Bencherif
  • 14NolanSubstituted forSam-Yorkeat 80'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 9Burrow
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 86mins


  • 1Farman
  • 4Jordan
  • 7Kabba
  • 10Ledsham
  • 15Sam-Yorke


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 5PearsonSubstituted forDoigat 57'minutes
  • 22Nsiala
  • 6Magnay
  • 2BignotBooked at 55mins
  • 8Disley
  • 16ClaySubstituted forMcLaughlinat 72'minutes
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forHannahat 90'minutes
  • 4Brown
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 18Pittman


  • 7Mackreth
  • 10Hannah
  • 12Doig
  • 24Walker
  • 26McLaughlin
Darren England

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Grimsby Town 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. Delano Sam-Yorke tries a through ball, but Delano Sam-Yorke is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ross Hannah replaces Scott Neilson.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 3, Grimsby Town 2. Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aristote Nsiala (Grimsby Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Scott Neilson with a cross.

  12. Booking

    Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

  14. Post update

    Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Grimsby Town).

  16. Post update

    Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Craig Disley tries a through ball, but Craig Disley is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Jon Nolan.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town).

  20. Post update

    Jake Caprice (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.