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Tranmere Rovers 0-1 Lincoln City

Lincoln are top of the National League after a win ended Tranmere's 100% record at Prenton Park this season.

The first half was a cagey affair, with top spot on the line for both sides after Forest Green's earlier defeat at Dover.

Tranmere goalkeeper Scott Davies had to be alert to keep Macauley Bonne's header out early on, while Luke Waterfall went close with a free-kick in the 25th minute, but the hosts also threatened through James Norwood.

Bonne, on loan at Lincoln from Colchester, got the crucial breakthrough in the 67th minute when he smashed into the roof of the net from Terry Hawkridge's cross.

Tranmere have now lost back-to-back games after starting the season with a seven-match unbeaten run.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2Vaughan
  • 4Jennings
  • 9CookSubstituted forStephensonat 70'minutes
  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 5McNultyBooked at 53mins
  • 8HarrisBooked at 32minsSubstituted forMekkiat 76'minutes
  • 10Norwood
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forKirbyat 46'minutes
  • 20Maynard
  • 24Hughes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 7Mekki
  • 13Turner
  • 14Stephenson
  • 17Kirby

Lincoln City

  • 1FarmanBooked at 86mins
  • 2WoodBooked at 46minsSubstituted forPowerat 78'minutes
  • 3Habergham
  • 18Beevers
  • 9Rhead
  • 5Waterfall
  • 11HawkridgeBooked at 90mins
  • 25Raggett
  • 28ArnoldSubstituted forAndersonat 65'minutes
  • 29BonneSubstituted forMarriottat 76'minutes
  • 30Woodyard

Substitutes

  • 7Muldoon
  • 8Power
  • 10Marriott
  • 12Anderson
  • 27McCombe
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
5,274

Live Text

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Lincoln City 1.

Booking

Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Paul Farman (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Bradley Wood.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Jay Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Adam Marriott replaces Macauley Bonne.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Darren Stephenson replaces Andy Cook.

Goal!

Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Lincoln City 1. Macauley Bonne (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Nathan Arnold.

Booking

Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Connor Jennings.

Booking

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Lincoln City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Lincoln City 0.

Booking

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City97022281421
2Forest Green96121910919
3Tranmere9612127519
4Dag & Red9603179818
5Macclesfield96031610618
6Aldershot9522127517
7Gateshead951320101016
8Dover95131714316
9Eastleigh9432169715
10Barrow94321111015
11Wrexham9432910-115
12Maidstone United94231312114
13Boreham Wood9342117413
14Torquay94141010013
15Sutton United94141011-113
16York93241415-111
17Solihull Moors93151320-710
18Chester92251315-28
19Bromley92251016-68
20North Ferriby United9216517-127
21Braintree9135815-76
22Woking91261120-95
23Southport9126622-165
24Guiseley9027919-102
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