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Lincoln City 1-1 Wrexham

Lincoln hit back to secure a draw with Wrexham in a game that could have been won by either side in a thrilling end.

Both teams were denied by the woodwork in the first half, but the visitors took a second-half lead through James Gray's far-post header.

Matt Rhead hit the bar as Lincoln began to dominate but the dominant striker was soon on target with another header.

Wrexham's Dominic Vose wasted a great chance before Terry Hawkridge become the third home player to hit the bar.

Both sides had a strong penalty appeal turned down in the final stages before Lincoln's Alex Simmons shot wide with the goal at his mercy.

Lincoln assistant boss Grant Brown told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Brown on Lincoln City v Wrexham

"We've come off disappointed not to win but happy that we haven't lost, so we'll settle for a point.

"They had a lot of possession in the first half and created a couple of chances but we've hit the bar four times, scored a good goal and were chasing for the winner.

"We're frustrated we haven't won but happy with the response of the players to show the character to come back and also the desire to believe we could go on and win the game.

"We were direct but why not play to your strengths?"

Wrexham manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio Wales: "I'm pretty pleased with a point.

"If you analyse it we've been up in our last two away games and we've ended up with just a point from the two games.

"Obviously there's a tinge of disappointment there but whenever you go away from home in this league, getting a draw is a good result - make no mistake about that, particularly here.

"No matter what people say, it's hard to defend against long throws."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 6Bush
  • 4Stanley
  • 18Beevers
  • 5Waterfall
  • 7Muldoon
  • 21SparrowBooked at 50mins
  • 12Hawkridge
  • 9Rhead
  • 10HearnSubstituted forSimmonsat 42'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Power
  • 11Nolan
  • 13Grant
  • 16Simmons
  • 23Brown

Wrexham

  • 1Belford
  • 2VidalSubstituted forHudsonat 78'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 11MokeSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes
  • 3Newton
  • 6FyfieldBooked at 64mins
  • 10Jennings
  • 15Evans
  • 16York
  • 9GraySubstituted forFowlerat 68'minutes
  • 8Vose

Substitutes

  • 5Hudson
  • 7Fowler
  • 12Carrington
  • 14Jackson
  • 17Smith
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
2,628

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 1.

Attempt missed. Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Wrexham).

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City).

Dominic Vose (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Wrexham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Wrexham.

Corner, Wrexham.

Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Blaine Hudson replaces Javan Vidal because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Kayden Jackson replaces Adriano Moke.

Foul by Dominic Vose (Wrexham).

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City).

Connor Jennings (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Wrexham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 1. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Muldoon with a cross.

Attempt missed. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Lee Fowler replaces James Gray.

Attempt missed. Javan Vidal (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Booking

Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamal Fyfield (Wrexham).

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City).

Manny Smith (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Manny Smith (Wrexham).

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Sean Newton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 0, Wrexham 1. James Gray (Wrexham) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Manny Smith with a headed pass.

goal

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