National League
Lincoln CityLincoln City3Boreham WoodBoreham Wood1

Two Matt Rhead goals helped Lincoln come from behind to win and keep Boreham Wood struggling at the wrong end of the table.

Matty Whichelow's lucky goal put the visitors ahead at the break, looping over goalkeeper Paul Farman after a substantial deflection.

Lincoln's persistence was rewarded after half-time when Bradley Wood was fouled and Rhead netted from the spot.

Rhead headed in another on 88 minutes before Alex Simmons added a late third.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"The message was to just keep going and it will come and it did.

"We were disappointed with their goal but we were resilient, we dug in and when you're putting teams under that amount of pressure they're going to drop and the space comes for you and you start to get on the ball a bit more. That's what happened and I'm really pleased.

"We went up through the gears and they couldn't live with it. That's no disrespect to them, they were under a lot of pressure and it takes some stopping."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 5Waterfall
  • 12Hawkridge
  • 18Beevers
  • 6Bush
  • 7MuldoonBooked at 40minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 55'minutes
  • 4StanleySubstituted forEveringtonat 65'minutes
  • 21SparrowBooked at 82mins
  • 9RheadBooked at 87mins
  • 16Simmons

Substitutes

  • 8Power
  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 15Everington
  • 23Brown

Boreham Wood

  • 23Edwards
  • 2Nunn
  • 6Reynolds
  • 4Cox
  • 3Woodards
  • 5Doe
  • 7WhichelowSubstituted forMoriasat 86'minutes
  • 8Shakes
  • 20CliffordSubstituted forHowellat 65'minutes
  • 16Clifford
  • 10MacDonaldSubstituted forCrawfordat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Howell
  • 11Montgomery
  • 15Hill
  • 17Morias
  • 19Crawford
Referee:
Joseph Johnson
Attendance:
2,272

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBoreham Wood
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Boreham Wood 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Boreham Wood 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 3, Boreham Wood 1. Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Bradley Wood with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 2, Boreham Wood 1. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  7. Booking

    Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Boreham Wood. Junior Morias replaces Matt Whichelow.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Callum Reynolds (Boreham Wood).

  10. Post update

    Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  11. Booking

    Matt Sparrow (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matt Sparrow (Lincoln City).

  13. Post update

    Matt Whichelow (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Connor Robinson (Lincoln City).

  15. Post update

    Matt Whichelow (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. Luke Waterfall tries a through ball, but Luke Waterfall is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Boreham Wood. Harry Crawford replaces Charlie MacDonald.