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Lincoln City 2-1 Altrincham

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FA Cup: Lincoln 2-1 Altrincham highlights

Sean Raggett helped Lincoln City into the FA Cup second round for the first time since 2012 as they beat Altrincham at Sincil Bank.

The National League Imps have exited at the first-round stage in each of the last three seasons but Raggett's first-half header and an effort from Alan Power after the break meant John Cyrus' late goal was no more than a consolation.

City were always the superior side and were desperately unlucky not to break the deadlock early on when Harry Anderson stole possession 25 yards from goal before thundering a first-time effort against the crossbar.

But the hosts didn't wait long to open the scoring as a pinpoint corner from Sam Habergham in the 21st-minute was headed home by Raggett from six yards.

Chance after chance fell to the Imps after the break as they searched for the killer second - Theo Robinson somehow heading wide from close-range after 55 minutes.

But they made no mistake on the hour mark as Nathan Arnold scampered through the middle before slipping in Power, who finished delightfully.

The National League North visitors, against the run of play, halved the deficit on 75 minutes when Cyrus rose above a static home defence to nod home a corner but it was too late.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 5Waterfall
  • 25Raggett
  • 3Habergham
  • 12Anderson
  • 8Power
  • 30Woodyard
  • 28Arnold
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forMuldoonat 57'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forHawkridgeat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Muldoon
  • 10Marriott
  • 11Hawkridge
  • 14Miles
  • 21Walton
  • 27McCombe
  • 29Weatherell

Altrincham

  • 1Dawber
  • 2ObengSubstituted forMarshat 65'minutes
  • 5Cyrus
  • 6Hannigan
  • 3McWilliamsBooked at 45mins
  • 7Lawrie
  • 4MoultSubstituted forPattersonat 46'minutes
  • 8LenighanSubstituted forRichmanat 64'minutes
  • 9WilkinsonBooked at 73mins
  • 11Miller
  • 10Reeves

Substitutes

  • 12Marsh
  • 14Richman
  • 15Heathcote
  • 16Patterson
  • 17Hasler-Cregg
  • 18Hall
  • 20Deasy
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
3,529

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Altrincham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Altrincham 1.

Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Wilkinson (Altrincham).

Foul by Greg Wilkinson (Altrincham).

Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Lawrie (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Greg Wilkinson (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Andy McWilliams (Altrincham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City).

Corner, Altrincham. Conceded by Sam Habergham.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Altrincham 1. John Cyrus (Altrincham) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by James Lawrie following a corner.

Corner, Altrincham. Conceded by Alan Power.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Terry Hawkridge replaces Matt Rhead.

Booking

Greg Wilkinson (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Greg Wilkinson (Altrincham).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Tom Hannigan (Altrincham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Greg Wilkinson (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Greg Wilkinson (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sean Miller (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Altrincham. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

Hand ball by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Attempt blocked. Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Phil Marsh replaces Curtis Obeng.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Simon Richman replaces Simon Lenighan.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Andrew Dawber.

Attempt saved. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Altrincham 0. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Arnold.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jack Muldoon replaces Theo Robinson.

Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Simon Lenighan (Altrincham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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