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Nuneaton Town 2-1 Lincoln City

Nuneaton beat Lincoln to end their run of four straight defeats and win for the first time under boss Liam Daish.

Lee Fowler broke the deadlock for the home side on the half-hour mark with a 30-yard free-kick which sneaked into the bottom corner of the net.

Lincoln levelled six minutes before the break through Tom Miller, who headed in a Sean Newton cross.

But Nuneaton regained the lead when, on his debut, Adam Dawson lobbed Imps keeper Nick Townsend from 30 yards.

Lincoln have now lost five away games on the bounce, while Nuneaton remain in the relegation zone, three points from safety.

As well as winger Dawson, signed on loan from Leicester City, Boro had 33-year-old former Barnet, Northampton Town and Luton Town defender Anthony Charles making his debut.

He fills the hole left by the exit of Exodus Geohaghon, who left early last week following Daish's first game in charge.

Line-ups

Nuneaton

  • 1Charles-Cook
  • 29Charles
  • 5Dean
  • 3Franklin
  • 26FowlerSubstituted forBrownat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Streete
  • 7Armson
  • 22DyerSubstituted forWalkerat 53'minutes
  • 30DawsonBooked at 90mins
  • 9Hutchinson
  • 25CurranBooked at 65mins

Substitutes

  • 4Cowan
  • 6Walker
  • 17Smith
  • 18Brown
  • 19Wren

Lincoln City

  • 26Townsend
  • 2Miller
  • 23Brown
  • 25AndersonSubstituted forDiagneat 26'minutes
  • 3Newton
  • 14NolanSubstituted forPowerat 59'minutes
  • 12Mendy
  • 22Marshall
  • 10Ledsham
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 15Sam-Yorke

Substitutes

  • 4Jordan
  • 6Diagne
  • 8Power
  • 17Caprice
  • 31Preece
Referee:
Simon Bennett
Attendance:
920

Match Stats

Home TeamNuneatonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Nuneaton Town 2, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Nuneaton Town 2, Lincoln City 1.

Foul by Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town).

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Booking

Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Anton Brown replaces Lee Fowler.

Hand ball by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Lee Fowler (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Nuneaton Town.

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

Reice Charles-Cook (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town).

Foul by Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town).

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

Karl Ledsham (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Tony Diagne (Lincoln City).

Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

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

Goal!

Goal! Nuneaton Town 2, Lincoln City 1. Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Dawson with a cross.

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town).

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Hutchinson (Nuneaton Town).

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ben Hutchinson (Nuneaton Town) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City).

Offside, Nuneaton Town. Craig Curran tries a through ball, but Craig Curran is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Jon Nolan.

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

Foul by Adam Walker (Nuneaton Town).

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