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Cheltenham Town 3-1 Lincoln City

Danny Wright (second from right) celebrates his goal against Lincoln
Cheltenham have won 30 of their 46 games this season in the National League

National League champions Cheltenham finished the season with 101 points after a final-day victory over Lincoln.

The hosts went in front when Danny Wright headed home but the Imps equalised through Luke Waterfall's header just before half-time.

Kyle Storer restored the lead for Gary Johnson's side in the 62nd minute with an effort into the bottom corner.

Dan Holman's 30th league goal of the season, which came with 12 minutes remaining, sealed the win.

Cheltenham finished 12 points clear of second-placed Forest Green and bounced back to the Football League at the first attempt following relegation last season.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Flatt
  • 24Dickie
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forDaytonat 60'minutes
  • 14HallSubstituted forMunnsat 60'minutes
  • 15Burgess
  • 21Cranston
  • 6Parslow
  • 7Pell
  • 30Holman
  • 9WrightSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 73'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 4StorerBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 8Waters
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 18Rowe
  • 27Dayton

Lincoln City

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Farman
  • 12HawkridgeSubstituted forCatonat 67'minutes
  • 18BeeversBooked at 88mins
  • 27McCombe
  • 2WoodBooked at 41mins
  • 8Power
  • 7Muldoon
  • 3Tempest
  • 5Waterfall
  • 9RheadBooked at 86mins
  • 29MarisSubstituted forMcDaidat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Grant
  • 19McDaid
  • 21Sparrow
  • 26Howe
  • 28Caton
Referee:
Mark Pottage
Attendance:
5,055

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Lincoln City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 3, Lincoln City 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Lincoln City. James Caton tries a through ball, but James Caton is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

    Lee Beevers (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lee Beevers (Lincoln City).

  8. Post update

    James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Caton (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Booking

    Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Burgess (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

    James Caton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Post update

    Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Greg Tempest (Lincoln City).

  19. Post update

    Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Booking

    Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham4630115873057101
2Forest Green462611969422789
3Braintree4623121156381881
4Grimsby4622141082453780
5Dover4623111275532280
6Tranmere4622121261441778
7Eastleigh4621121364531175
8Wrexham462091771561569
9Gateshead461910175970-1167
10Macclesfield461991860481266
11Barrow461714156471-765
12Woking461710197168361
13Lincoln City461613176968161
14Bromley46179206772-560
15Aldershot46168225472-1856
16Southport461413195265-1355
17Chester461412206771-454
18Torquay461312215476-2251
19Boreham Wood461214204449-550
20Guiseley461116194770-2349
21Halifax461212225582-2748
22Altrincham461014224873-2544
23Kidderminster46913244971-2240
24Welling46811273573-3835
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