National League
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Lincoln City 1-2 Forest Green Rovers

Forest Green strengthened their Conference play-off bid with a hard-fought win at Lincoln City.

The visitors led 2-0 in 14 minutes after Elliot Frear headed home and Jon Parkin netted a penalty after keeper Paul Farman felled Kurtis Guthrie.

Parkin had a second penalty, awarded when Alan Power fouled Guthrie, saved by Farman.

Lincoln pulled one back late on when Clovis Kamdjo fouled Ben Tomlinson and Power scored from the spot.

Forest Green Rovers manager Ady Pennock told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was really windy, we conceded a penalty late on and you're thinking 'oh, here we go' but we defended unbelievably well.

"We missed a penalty as well. If we'd scored that, it would have been easier in the second half.

"I think (the teams around us) will be disappointed to see we got three points here because it's a tough place to come.

"I really don't care if it's a classic or not, it's not about anything else other than three points."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1FarmanBooked at 11mins
  • 2Miller
  • 5Bencherif
  • 8Power
  • 7Cranston
  • 23Brown
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forMarsdenat 69'minutes
  • 20KeaneBooked at 43mins
  • 21WallaceSubstituted forCapriceat 66'minutes
  • 9Burrow
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 6Diagne
  • 10Marsden
  • 17Caprice
  • 19Simmons
  • 30Grant

Forest Green

  • 13Arnold
  • 6Bennett
  • 4Clough
  • 2Pipe
  • 10Kelly
  • 16RacineBooked at 64mins
  • 7Norwood
  • 12KamdjoBooked at 78mins
  • 18FrearSubstituted forBenderat 89'minutes
  • 20Parkin
  • 17Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 1Russell
  • 9Fleetwood
  • 15Bender
  • 26Coles
  • 33Marwood
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
1,938

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

  9. Post update

    David Pipe (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Tom Bender replaces Elliott Frear.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

  12. Post update

    Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jon Parkin (Forest Green Rovers).

  14. Post update

    Jordan Cranston (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. John Marsden (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Aarran Racine (Forest Green Rovers).

  18. Post update

    John Marsden (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Alan Power (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  20. Booking

    Clovis Kamdjo (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.