Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0.
Lincoln City 1-0 Wrexham
Sean Raggett was sent off as 10-man Lincoln battled to the top of the National League with victory over visitors Wrexham.
The Imps missed a good early chance when Matt Rhead, having been fouled by Kai Edwards inside the area, saw his penalty saved by a diving Luke Coddington, low to his right.
Elliott Whitehouse, however, put the hosts ahead from a Nathan Arnold corner. The ball dropped to the midfielder, whose shot was deflected in by Hamza Bencherif.
However, they suffered a setback when Raggett was shown a straight red card for a foul on Rob Evans after just 27 minutes, forcing Imps boss Danny Cowley into an early change.
It handed Wrexham the initiative, but Lincoln kept their defensive shape for a full hour to prevent an equaliser and go top.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 11HawkridgeSubstituted forHoweat 31'minutes
- 25RaggettBooked at 28mins
- 9RheadSubstituted forPowerat 82'minutes
- 31RobinsonSubstituted forMuldoonat 85'minutes
- 26CoddingtonBooked at 15mins
- 6TiltBooked at 90mins
- 16J Evans
- 10RooneySubstituted forPowellat 82'minutes
- 20McDonaghBooked at 57minsSubstituted forWhiteat 59'minutes
- 4BencherifBooked at 15mins
- 12EdwardsBooked at 10minsSubstituted forBarryat 63'minutes
- David Rock
Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0.
Curtis Tilt (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Jack Muldoon replaces Theo Robinson.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Matt Rhead.
Substitution, Wrexham. Callum Powell replaces John Rooney.
Substitution, Wrexham. Antony Barry replaces Kai Edwards.
Substitution, Wrexham. Jordan White replaces Gerry McDonagh.
Gerry McDonagh (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0.
First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Callum Howe replaces Terry Hawkridge.
Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
Hamza Bencherif (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Coddington (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0. Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).
Kai Edwards (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.