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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:

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Brown on Lincoln City v Torquay

"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

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Kegan Everington replaces Craig Stanley.

Booking

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

Foul by Dan Butler (Torquay United).

Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Alex Fisher (Torquay United).

Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Elliot Hodge (Lincoln City).

Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Fergus Bell.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Hodge replaces Matt Rhead.

Foul by Dan Butler (Torquay United).

Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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

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

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

Corner, Torquay United.

Booking

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Shepherd Murombedzi replaces Tyrone Marsh.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alex Simmons replaces Liam Hearn.

Attempt saved. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

Attempt saved. Callum Howe (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Offside, Lincoln City. Liam Hearn tries a through ball, but Liam Hearn is caught offside.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Callum Howe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Lincoln City).

Fergus Bell (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Callum Howe (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Terry Hawkridge.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Offside, Lincoln City. Liam Hearn tries a through ball, but Liam Hearn is caught offside.

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

Attempt missed. Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Dan Butler.

Corner, Torquay United.

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