National League
Lincoln CityLincoln City1SouthportSouthport0

Lincoln stretched their unbeaten run to three matches as Tom Miller netted the only goal of the game.

The visitors started brightly and Lincoln goalkeeper Paul Farman produced a brilliant save to deny Joe Connor.

The Imps threatened before the interval but Jordan Burrow's shot failed to test Southport keeper David Raya.

Miller broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute when he headed home Sean Newton's corner as Lincoln made it back-to-back 1-0 home wins.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"Attacking-wise, we were a lot better going forward. I thought, in the first half particularly, we played really well and could have had a couple of goals.

"The way we're training now is all high tempo, and we're taking that into games, working hard from the minute the whistle goes.

"We're trying to get the players to enjoy themselves, free themselves up and express themselves.

"The clean sheet is massive for us, we were shipping a few goals but now with a bit of luck we've plugged the gaps. They had a couple of chances but Farms (goalkeeper Paul Farman) has made a couple of great save, so we are upbeat."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 17Caprice
  • 2Miller
  • 5Bencherif
  • 3Newton
  • 20Adams
  • 8Power
  • 14Nolan
  • 22MarshallSubstituted forSimmonsat 78'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 7Kabba
  • 19Simmons
  • 24Audel
  • 25Waite
  • 26Townsend

Southport

  • 19Raya
  • 5Collins
  • 6FosterBooked at 90mins
  • 15Connor
  • 3Fitzpatrick
  • 7Evans
  • 8George
  • 4KayBooked at 86mins
  • 16Rutherford
  • 10BrodieBooked at 19mins
  • 18MarsdenSubstituted forBakayokoat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Challoner
  • 12Lynch
  • 14Joyce
  • 21Bakayoko
  • 26Roberts
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,034

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Southport 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Southport 0.

  3. Booking

    Luke Foster (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

  5. Post update

    Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Foster (Southport) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

  8. Post update

    Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. Jake Caprice tries a through ball, but Jake Caprice is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. Hamza Bencherif tries a through ball, but Hamza Bencherif is caught offside.

  12. Booking

    Scott Kay (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kay (Southport).

  14. Post update

    Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Alex Simmons replaces Marcus Marshall.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Foster (Southport) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City).

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