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Swindon Town 0-1 Lincoln City

Swindon's miserable home form continued as a late Sean Raggett goal earned in-form Lincoln a 1-0 win at the County Ground.

Raggett nodded in Jordan Maguire-Drew's corner seven minutes from time to extend the Imps' unbeaten run to seven matches.

Swindon have now taken only seven points out of a possible 21 in front of their own supporters.

The first half was a dour affair with Billy Knott's header cleared off the line by Swindon defender Matt Taylor the only chance of note.

Nathan Arnold came close to giving Lincoln the lead midway through the second half but was denied by a post before Ben Purkiss hacked the rebound off the line.

Taylor put a free kick over the Lincoln crossbar 14 minutes from time before Raggett struck.

Maguire-Drew threatened to double Lincoln's tally with two minutes remaining when he cut in from the right before flashing a show narrowly wide.

The victory moves Lincoln above Swindon in the League Two table and to within a point of the play-offs.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 2PurkissSubstituted forWooleryat 87'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4Preston
  • 31Taylor
  • 7MullinSubstituted forMcDermottat 72'minutes
  • 8Dunne
  • 16Linganzi
  • 10Goddard
  • 30Anderson
  • 9Norris

Substitutes

  • 5Robertson
  • 12Henry
  • 14Iandolo
  • 18McDermott
  • 20Gordon
  • 22Woolery
  • 24Knoyle

Lincoln City

  • 21Vickers
  • 2Long
  • 15Dickie
  • 25Raggett
  • 23Eardley
  • 30Woodyard
  • 16BostwickBooked at 75mins
  • 11KnottSubstituted forWhitehouseat 66'minutes
  • 28ArnoldBooked at 70mins
  • 7GinnellySubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 76'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forPalmerat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 5Waterfall
  • 8Palmer
  • 9Rhead
  • 12Chapman
  • 14Maguire-Drew
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
5,864

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home4
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 0, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 0, Lincoln City 1.

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Attempt blocked. Donal McDermott (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sean Long.

James Dunne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Ben Purkiss.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 0, Lincoln City 1. Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) header from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Josh Ginnelly.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Luke Norris (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Donal McDermott replaces Paul Mullin.

Booking

Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City).

John Goddard (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Josh Ginnelly (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Billy Knott.

Sean Long (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Norris (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt blocked. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City).

Matthew Taylor (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Matt Green.

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1493234122230
2Notts County149232415929
3Exeter149232216629
4Wycombe147522821726
5Accrington148242418626
6Newport147342214824
7Stevenage147342322124
8Coventry14725148623
9Lincoln City146531613323
10Swindon147162018222
11Grimsby146351921-221
12Mansfield145542019120
13Cambridge146261415-120
14Colchester145362020018
15Carlisle145361920-118
16Cheltenham145271920-117
17Crewe145271520-517
18Yeovil144372028-815
19Crawley144281216-414
20Barnet143471719-213
21Morecambe143471220-813
22Port Vale143291520-511
23Forest Green142391231-199
24Chesterfield1422101227-158
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