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Forest Green Rovers 2-3 Lincoln City

Lincoln cut Forest Green's lead at the top of the National League to six points after coming from two goals down to snatch a 3-2 victory in a thriller at The New Lawn.

Rovers had been unbeaten in the league since 10 September, but were left stunned by two late goals in the space of three minutes.

The hosts took the lead in the 25th minute when play was switched to the left and Dan Wishart had plenty of time to pick out Christian Doidge with a cross and he headed in for his seventh goal of the season.

Rovers doubled their advantage 20 minutes into the second half as Elliott Frear laid the ball back to Keanu Marsh-Brown just outside the area and he fired low into the bottom left corner of the net.

Lincoln quickly responded and pulled one back four minutes later through Alex Woodyard after Nathan Arnold was denied, before captain Luke Waterfall volleyed in an 89th-minute equaliser.

There was still time for more drama in the first minute of injury time as Sam Habergham's corner was headed in by Sean Raggett to spark jubilant scenes in the away end.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 5Clough
  • 16Pinnock
  • 12Carter
  • 7Marsh-BrownBooked at 82mins
  • 21Racine
  • 11FrearSubstituted forBennettat 88'minutes
  • 15NobleSubstituted forTraoreat 74'minutes
  • 19Sinclair
  • 9Doidge
  • 17Wishart

Substitutes

  • 4Traore
  • 6Bennett
  • 10Kelly
  • 20Tubbs
  • 39Murphy

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2WoodBooked at 67mins
  • 5WaterfallBooked at 90mins
  • 30Woodyard
  • 3Habergham
  • 25RaggettBooked at 73mins
  • 28Arnold
  • 8PowerBooked at 61minsSubstituted forWhitehouseat 76'minutes
  • 12AndersonSubstituted forHawkridgeat 50'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forMarriottat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehouse
  • 7Muldoon
  • 10Marriott
  • 11Hawkridge
  • 27McCombe
Referee:
Constantine Hatzidakis
Attendance:
2,164

Live Text

Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 3.

Booking

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 3. Sean Raggett (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 2. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Dale Bennett replaces Elliott Frear.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Alan Power.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Drissa Traoré replaces Liam Noble.

Booking

Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 1. Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City).

Booking

Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 2, Lincoln City 0. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Booking

Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Adam Marriott replaces Theo Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Terry Hawkridge replaces Harry Anderson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forest Green Rovers 1, Lincoln City 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forest Green Rovers 1, Lincoln City 0.

Goal!

Goal! Forest Green Rovers 1, Lincoln City 0. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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1Forest Green21144339162346
2Lincoln City20124442212140
3Tranmere20124428131540
4Dag & Red20123530181239
5Barrow20108232181438
6Dover2012173933637
7Gateshead2096537211633
8Boreham Wood209652415933
9Macclesfield2010372720733
10Aldershot219662621533
11Eastleigh2088432221032
12Chester207762924528
13Sutton United207582526-126
14Wrexham216871826-826
15Bromley207492329-625
16Solihull Moors2064102634-822
17Maidstone United2064102538-1322
18Torquay2054111627-1119
19Southport2054111941-2219
20Woking2045112939-1017
21York2037102034-1416
22Braintree2044121734-1716
23North Ferriby United214314930-2115
24Guiseley2034132234-1213
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