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Forest Green Rovers 0-1 Lincoln City

Harry Anderson's opportunistic finish saw Lincoln grab a narrow victory at a wet and windswept Forest Green Rovers.

With strong gusts at their backs in the second half, the Imps took full advantage as Neal Eardley boomed a set-piece out of his own box for Anderson to chase.

The wide man emerged with the ball after Dale Bennett and keeper Brad Collins had collided on the edge of their own box, and slid into the empty net with 65 minutes on the clock.

Conditions were not conducive to flowing football but both sides were guilty of going long and making their frontmen feed off scraps.

Lincoln were just about deserving of their win by virtue of being the more composed outfit and the fact they had fashioned the better chances against the elements in the first half.

Rovers showed little in the final third with their best chance arriving in the 76th minute when Liam Noble robbed Michael Bostwick in the middle and fed Christian Doidge, whose looping shot was pawed over by Paul Farman.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Forest Green

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Collins
  • 2Bennett
  • 21Roberts
  • 5CollinsBooked at 26mins
  • 3Laird
  • 33JamesSubstituted forBugielat 67'minutes
  • 8Noble
  • 15CooperBooked at 60mins
  • 19Randall-HurrenSubstituted forCorreia Gomesat 78'minutes
  • 14MullingsSubstituted forStevensat 90+1'minutes
  • 9Doidge

Substitutes

  • 4Traoré
  • 10Brown
  • 11Bugiel
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 24Pickering
  • 25Correia Gomes
  • 35Stevens

Lincoln City

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Farman
  • 23Eardley
  • 25RaggettBooked at 51mins
  • 15DickieBooked at 57mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 28ArnoldSubstituted forRheadat 45'minutes
  • 16Bostwick
  • 30Woodyard
  • 26Anderson
  • 11KnottSubstituted forWhitehouseat 87'minutes
  • 8PalmerSubstituted forGinnellyat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehouse
  • 5Waterfall
  • 7Ginnelly
  • 9Rhead
  • 12Chapman
  • 14Maguire-Drew
  • 21Vickers
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,887

Match Stats

Home TeamForest GreenAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forest Green Rovers 0, Lincoln City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Post update

    Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Jordan Stevens replaces Shamir Mullings.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Shamir Mullings.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Charlie Cooper.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Billy Knott.

  13. Post update

    Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Billy Knott (Lincoln City).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Toni Correia Gomes (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Shamir Mullings (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Dale Bennett.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7610136719
2Notts County7511127516
3Accrington74121510513
4Coventry741283513
5Lincoln City7331106412
6Newport7331106412
7Stevenage7331118312
8Wycombe73311311212
9Luton7322158711
10Crewe7322106411
11Mansfield7241128410
12Barnet7313118310
13Cambridge731356-110
14Swindon7313810-210
15Grimsby73041014-49
16Colchester7223111108
17Yeovil72231218-68
18Crawley721489-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe713369-36
21Chesterfield7124615-95
22Cheltenham7115511-64
23Forest Green7115919-104
24Port Vale7106511-63
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