National League
Lincoln CityLincoln City2BarrowBarrow2

Lincoln City let a two goal lead slip as 10-man Barrow fought back to earn a hard-earned point at Sincil Bank.

The Imps took the lead through Matt Rhead who stabbed home Luke Waterfall's flick on before scoring a second with a stunning overhead kick.

Jason Walker pulled one back just before the break for the visitors and got the leveller from the penalty spot.

Barrow's Nick Anderton was sent off later on for berating the referee, but his side held on for the draw.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"You get to 2-0, and then to concede just after is disappointing, we switched off. That was a bit of naivety that crept in.

"I was frustrated to lose the lead and frustrated that not to score in the second half because we had two or three really good half-chances, and on another day we might have scored.

"I don't criticise referees very often, but I couldn't understand why he was making some of his decisions, but I'm more disappointed about things I can control like the lapse in defending and the penalty we gave away. I think we should have won the game."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1FarmanBooked at 80mins
  • 2WoodBooked at 61mins
  • 5Waterfall
  • 21SparrowSubstituted forEveringtonat 80'minutes
  • 6Bush
  • 26Howe
  • 7MuldoonBooked at 45mins
  • 4Stanley
  • 12HawkridgeBooked at 90mins
  • 24ReidSubstituted forRobinsonat 73'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 3Tempest
  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 15Everington
  • 29Blissett

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 23Symington
  • 6Grand
  • 8Harvey
  • 25Wilmer-AndertonBooked at 87mins
  • 17Williams
  • 11PilkingtonBooked at 90mins
  • 16Fofana
  • 27KhanSubstituted forvan den Broekat 90+2'minutes
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forO'Reillyat 88'minutes
  • 10Cook

Substitutes

  • 5Livesey
  • 15Mellor
  • 20Newby
  • 24O'Reilly
  • 26van den Broek
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
2,540

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBarrow
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Barrow 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Barrow 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow).

  4. Post update

    Craig Stanley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Benjamin van den Broek replaces Otis Khan.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andy Cook (Barrow).

  7. Post update

    Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  8. Booking

    Danny Pilkington (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Booking

    Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

    Steve Williams (Barrow) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Barrow. Ryan O'Reilly replaces Jason Walker.

  14. Dismissal

    Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow) is shown the red card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow).

  16. Post update

    Kegan Everington (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Barrow.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Barrow.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Otis Khan (Barrow) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).