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Lincoln City 0-1 Chester

Lincoln's seven-match winning league run at home ended as Sean McConville gave Chester victory at Sincil Bank.

Shortly before the break Oliver McBurnie crossed for McConville, who slotted the visitors into the lead.

On-loan midfielder Charlee Adams forced a good stop from Chester goalkeeper Jon Worsnop, but Lincoln rarely threatened.

Chester have now won four consecutive games for the first time since April 2013 and move above Lincoln into 10th place in the Conference table.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"We never really got going. I tried to change the formation just after half-time and although I think we bossed the second half we never really looked like scoring, but neither keeper really got tested.

"I think it's the sign of a team that's lacking a bit of confidence at the moment. Some of the football we play in training is fantastic but we don't seem to transfer that into games.

"We don't seem to be getting high enough up the pitch and that's something we're going to have to work on."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2MillerBooked at 32mins
  • 23Brown
  • 5Bencherif
  • 7Cranston
  • 20Adams
  • 12MendyBooked at 25mins
  • 14NolanSubstituted forMarsdenat 55'minutes
  • 22Marshall
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 47minsSubstituted forWaiteat 76'minutes
  • 9BurrowBooked at 23mins

Substitutes

  • 10Marsden
  • 15Sam-Yorke
  • 17Caprice
  • 25Waite
  • 30Grant

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 17minsSubstituted forCharnockat 78'minutes
  • 3Roberts
  • 4KayBooked at 47mins
  • 18Abbott
  • 27HughesSubstituted forJamesat 85'minutes
  • 7MahonSubstituted forRichardsat 81'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 16McConville
  • 17McBurnie
  • 23Higgins

Substitutes

  • 2Thomson
  • 6Charnock
  • 8James
  • 13Viscosi
  • 15Richards
Referee:
Dean Treleaven

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamChester
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Chester FC 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Chester FC 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Kane Richards tries a through ball, but Kane Richards is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City).

  7. Post update

    Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kingsley James (Chester FC) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

  11. Post update

    Jordan Cranston (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Kingsley James replaces Matty Hughes.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Chester FC. Kane Richards tries a through ball, but Kane Richards is caught offside.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Craig Mahon.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Chester FC).

  17. Post update

    Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Chester FC. Kieran Charnock replaces Ben Heneghan because of an injury.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Tyrell Waite replaces Ben Tomlinson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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