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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nuneaton Town 2, Lincoln City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town).

  4. Post update

    Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Nuneaton Town. Anton Brown replaces Lee Fowler.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

  9. Post update

    Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

  12. Post update

    Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Nuneaton Town.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Adam Dawson (Nuneaton Town).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Craig Curran (Nuneaton Town).

  19. Post update

    Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Armson (Nuneaton Town).

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