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Altrincham 3-3 Lincoln City

Lincoln keeper Paul Farman was caught short at the back
Lincoln keeper Paul Farman was caught short at the back

Altrincham and Lincoln shared the points from a six-goal thriller.

Jonathon Margetts tapped in to give Alty the lead early on, before Matt Rhead headed in Lincoln's equaliser.

The hosts went back in front through Josh Ginnelly's volley, only for Rhead to miss a penalty and convert another.

Jack Muldoon poached to put the visitors ahead for the first time but Damian Reeves rescued a draw, charging down goalkeeper Paul Farman, who took too long to clear a back-pass.

Farman kicked the ball in the air twice before attempting to kick downfield, but Reeves put pressure on the Imps' goalkeeper and got his reward, diverting the ball into an empty net.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"It was a great game for the neutral but we're very disappointed that we've not come away with all three points today. We felt we'd done enough but a costly error took it the other way.

"We came to win today, we said we would attack from the start but were a bit lax defending so we'll have a look at that. We might have taken a point before the game because this is a tough place to come.

"We're still only three points outside the play-offs so it's all to fight for."

Line-ups

Altrincham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 28Holness
  • 15Ginnelly
  • 3Griffin
  • 6Leather
  • 4Moult
  • 8Richman
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forMottley-Henryat 67'minutes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forLawrieat 67'minutes
  • 27Margetts

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrie
  • 12Heathcote
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 23Williams
  • 26Mottley-Henry

Lincoln City

Formation 4-1-3-2

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 27McCombe
  • 6BushBooked at 78mins
  • 18Beevers
  • 12HawkridgeSubstituted forMarisat 71'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 3Tempest
  • 7MuldoonBooked at 81minsSubstituted forMcDaidat 90'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 28Caton

Substitutes

  • 5Waterfall
  • 13Grant
  • 19McDaid
  • 21Sparrow
  • 29Maris
Referee:
Richard Wigglesworth
Attendance:
1,293

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Altrincham 3, Lincoln City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Altrincham 3, Lincoln City 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

  5. Post update

    Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Robbie McDaid replaces Jack Muldoon.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

  8. Post update

    Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

  10. Post update

    Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Altrincham. Dylan Mottley-Henry tries a through ball, but Dylan Mottley-Henry is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City).

  13. Post update

    Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  14. Booking

    Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Booking

    Chris Bush (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris Bush (Lincoln City).

  17. Post update

    Jonathon Margetts (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McCombe (Lincoln City).

  20. Post update

    Jake Moult (Altrincham) wins a free kick.