National League
Lincoln CityLincoln City1GuiseleyGuiseley0

Lincoln won for the first time in 11 National League games with a hard-fought victory over Guiseley.

Defender Chris Bush headed home midway through the first half from Greg Tempest's corner to the back post.

Bush nearly doubled the home side's lead just before half-time but his effort was well saved by visiting keeper Steven Drench.

Guiseley's Nicky Boshell and Adam Boyes drew saves from Paul Farman, while the Imps' James Caton hit the bar late on.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"We just wanted three points to put that bad run to a end. Three points doesn't describe the way we played but I'm just pleased we hung on in there and defended valiantly.

"It's just nice to win a game of football. They cut loose as they had to, but it was good to defend like we did and to have some nice bits of play and we could have had a couple of extra goals ourselves.

"Callum (Howe) and Luke (Waterfall) have done really well for us but there's no hiding the fact that we've been conceding goals so we needed to change something and that's what we did.

"What we've probably been missing is an old head and a strong experienced centre-half like Jamie [McCombe] is a massive asset."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2WoodBooked at 89mins
  • 27McCombe
  • 28Caton
  • 18Beevers
  • 3Tempest
  • 4StanleySubstituted forMcDaidat 78'minutes
  • 6Bush
  • 7Muldoon
  • 8PowerSubstituted forSparrowat 84'minutes
  • 12Hawkridge

Substitutes

  • 5Waterfall
  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 19McDaid
  • 21Sparrow

Guiseley

  • 1Drench
  • 2Toulson
  • 12HallBooked at 76mins
  • 34DudleySubstituted forBoshellat 60'minutes
  • 4Lowe
  • 6Lawlor
  • 8BoshellSubstituted forDickinsonat 63'minutes
  • 25Atkinson
  • 9Boyes
  • 14Hatfield
  • 36Hurst

Substitutes

  • 3Parker
  • 5Lockwood
  • 16Dickinson
  • 17Atkinson
  • 19Boshell
Referee:
Karl Evans

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamGuiseley
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Guiseley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Guiseley 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Hurst (Guiseley).

  5. Post update

    Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Hurst (Guiseley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Dickinson (Guiseley) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nicky Boshell.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Guiseley.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Atkinson (Guiseley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Liam Dickinson.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Guiseley.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Dickinson (Guiseley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Booking

    Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matt Sparrow (Lincoln City).

  14. Post update

    Liam Dickinson (Guiseley) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Caton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Hurst (Guiseley).

  17. Post update

    Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Danny Lowe (Guiseley).

  19. Post update

    Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Dickinson (Guiseley) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Steve Drench.