National League
Lincoln City1Wrexham0

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.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wood
  • 3Habergham
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forHoweat 31'minutes
  • 5Waterfall
  • 25RaggettBooked at 28mins
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 28Arnold
  • 30Woodyard
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPowerat 82'minutes
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forMuldoonat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Howe
  • 7Muldoon
  • 8Power
  • 10Marriott
  • 12Anderson

Wrexham

  • 26CoddingtonBooked at 15mins
  • 13Carrington
  • 6TiltBooked at 90mins
  • 16J Evans
  • 10RooneySubstituted forPowellat 82'minutes
  • 20McDonaghBooked at 57minsSubstituted forWhiteat 59'minutes
  • 15Evans
  • 14Rutherford
  • 4BencherifBooked at 15mins
  • 11Pyke
  • 12EdwardsBooked at 10minsSubstituted forBarryat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jalal
  • 5Riley
  • 7Barry
  • 9White
  • 17Powell
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
3,344

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0.

Booking

Curtis Tilt (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jack Muldoon replaces Theo Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Matt Rhead.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Callum Powell replaces John Rooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Antony Barry replaces Kai Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Jordan White replaces Gerry McDonagh.

Booking

Gerry McDonagh (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Callum Howe replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Dismissal

Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Booking

Hamza Bencherif (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Luke Coddington (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Wrexham 0. Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Booking

Kai Edwards (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City23154449222749
2Forest Green23145442212147
3Tranmere23145433161747
4Barrow22128239192044
5Dover22141748341443
6Dag & Red2313373223942
7Boreham Wood2210662618836
8Chester2398637261135
9Eastleigh239863427735
10Gateshead2397738261234
11Macclesfield2110472821734
12Aldershot239682624233
13Bromley2385102933-429
14Sutton United2385102733-629
15Wrexham237882128-729
16Solihull Moors2375112837-926
17Torquay2374122129-825
18Maidstone United2374122742-1525
19Woking2365123644-823
20Southport2356122548-2321
21Braintree2255122440-1620
22Guiseley2345142639-1317
23York2338122242-2017
24North Ferriby United2343161036-2615
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