Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 0.
Lincoln City 2-0 Dover Athletic
Lincoln extended their lead at the top of the National League after beating fellow promotion-hopefuls Dover.
The hosts, who beat Championship side Ipswich in the FA Cup on Tuesday, broke the deadlock after nine minutes when Dover defender Tyrone Sterling turned Sam Habergham's cross into the back of his own net.
Dover came close to levelling things up on the brink of half-time but Ricky Miller's hooked effort was kept out by Imps goalkeeper Paul Farman.
Both teams hit the woodwork in the second period, with Sean Long's cross-cum-shot clattering the bar in the 46th minute and Miller's free-kick clipping a post after 62 minutes.
Dover pushed for an equaliser as the second half wore on but it was Lincoln who found the back of the net seven minutes from time when Terry Hawkridge drilled in from the edge of the area.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 11HawkridgeSubstituted forWoodat 84'minutes
- 9RheadSubstituted forRobinsonat 46'minutes
- 10MarriottSubstituted forPowerat 58'minutes
- 2MagriBooked at 90mins
- 27HurstSubstituted forHealyat 54'minutes
- 17EmmanuelSubstituted forMarshat 85'minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 0.
Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Marsh replaces Moses Emmanuel.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Bradley Wood replaces Terry Hawkridge.
Goal! Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 0. Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City).
Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Adam Marriott.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Joe Healy replaces James Hurst.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Theo Robinson replaces Matt Rhead.
Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Dover Athletic 0.
First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Dover Athletic 0.
Own Goal by Tyrone Sterling, Dover Athletic. Lincoln City 1, Dover Athletic 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.