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Lincoln City 2-0 Torquay United

Managerless Torquay United slipped to defeat at Lincoln City as their winless run in the National League stretched to 11 games.

Liam Hearn gave the Imps the lead when he latched onto a ball from Matt Rhead and slotted past keeper Fabian Spiess.

Provider turned scorer as Rhead doubled the hosts' advantage when he met Lee Beevers' cross to nod home.

Torquay's Louis Briscoe came close to finding a consolation but he fired his effort straight at Paul Farman.

Lincoln City assistant manager Grant Brown told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"It's important to get the first goal against a team that's down there and we managed to get it, but they started quite brightly.

"A couple of long throws into the box caused us problems but once we got our noses in front I thought it was a professional performance.

"We were quite comfortable and never really felt under threat, but you want to keep a clean sheet because one goal can lead to another.

"We didn't need to chase the game but we still had chances in the second half and we're happy to take the win."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 18Beevers
  • 5Waterfall
  • 10HearnSubstituted forSimmonsat 76'minutes
  • 6Bush
  • 4StanleySubstituted forEveringtonat 90+5'minutes
  • 2Wood
  • 26Howe
  • 9RheadSubstituted forHodgeat 87'minutes
  • 12Hawkridge
  • 7Muldoon

Substitutes

  • 3Tempest
  • 13Grant
  • 15Everington
  • 16Simmons
  • 17Hodge

Torquay

  • 1Spiess
  • 29Berry
  • 6GeohaghonSubstituted forFisherat 46'minutes
  • 5MacDonaldBooked at 78mins
  • 18Smith
  • 28Hickford
  • 2Hurst
  • 27BellSubstituted forYeomanat 88'minutes
  • 10MarshSubstituted forMurombedziat 76'minutes
  • 3ButlerBooked at 90mins
  • 7Briscoe

Substitutes

  • 11Murombedzi
  • 14Yeoman
  • 17Fisher
  • 19Chaney
  • 21Lavercombe
Referee:
Wayne Barratt

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Torquay United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Torquay United 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. Jack Muldoon tries a through ball, but Jack Muldoon is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Kegan Everington replaces Craig Stanley.

  5. Booking

    Dan Butler (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dan Butler (Torquay United).

  7. Post update

    Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Alex Fisher (Torquay United).

  10. Post update

    Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Hodge (Lincoln City).

  12. Post update

    Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Fergus Bell.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Hodge replaces Matt Rhead.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dan Butler (Torquay United).

  16. Post update

    Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.