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Lincoln City 2-3 Dover Athletic

Dover Athletic came from behind to seal three points against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank in the National League.

The Imps led when Luke Waterfall dived to head Terry Hawkridge's cross past visiting keeper Andy Rafferty.

Dover levelled through Ricky Miller's low shot, but Matt Rhead nodded down for Liam Hearn to restore the lead.

The visitors were awarded a penalty when Lee Beevers fouled Ricky Modeste, which Nicky Deverdics scored, before Miller added a winner from close range.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"First half I thought we played very very well and at 2-1 early in the second half I thought we were in complete control but a decision like that (the penalty) changes the way the game is.

"There's no way we should have lost that game of football, or even drawn the game. We were by far the better side.

"That's eight games without a win now and that's a problem but the goals we're conceding are errors, they're not goals where we've been carved open.

"We're having players sent off, we're conceding soft penalties and letting soft goals in and it's all our own doing. If it were out of our control that would be a problem but it's all things we can put right ourselves."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 18Beevers
  • 2Wood
  • 25BroughBooked at 81mins
  • 8PowerBooked at 73mins
  • 5Waterfall
  • 12HawkridgeSubstituted forMcDaidat 71'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 10Hearn
  • 9Rhead
  • 7MuldoonSubstituted forRobinsonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tempest
  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 19McDaid
  • 26Howe

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 16Sterling
  • 21ThomasBooked at 78mins
  • 10MurphySubstituted forDialloat 90+2'minutes
  • 5RaggettBooked at 86mins
  • 2MagriSubstituted forGrimesat 62'minutes
  • 6Orlu
  • 17Deverdics
  • 18ParkinsonBooked at 50mins
  • 9MillerBooked at 57mins
  • 7Modeste

Substitutes

  • 1Walker
  • 11Diallo
  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 15Grimes
  • 24Pinnock
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,402

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamDover
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Paul Farman (Lincoln City).

  6. Post update

    Nabi Diallo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nabi Diallo replaces Tom Murphy.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lee Beevers (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

    Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  13. Booking

    Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Craig Stanley (Lincoln City).

  18. Post update

    Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Dover Athletic.

  20. Booking

    Patrick Brough (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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