League Two
Cheltenham1Lincoln City0

Cheltenham Town 1-0 Lincoln City

Cheltenham beat Lincoln 1-0 thanks to Danny Wright's first-half strike.

Wright struck in the 30th minute with a calm finish into the bottom-left corner after Brian Graham flicked on Taylor Moore's throw-in.

The win sees Cheltenham rise two places to 14th in the League Two table, while Lincoln sit 10th after seeing their five-match unbeaten run ended at Whaddon Road.

Cheltenham started the stronger with the wind behind them, controlling the ball well in the early stages.

But Lincoln came back into the game well, Billy Knott with their first shot which flew over Scott Flinders' goal.

Flinders' two saves in the second half kept his side in the game, denying Matt Green and Jordan Maguire-Drew.

Kevin Dawson and Mo Eisa were both close to adding a late second for Cheltenham, who defended solidly in the second period to bounce back from successive defeats.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 28Moore
  • 2Grimes
  • 15Boyle
  • 3Cranston
  • 8DawsonBooked at 64mins
  • 11Winchester
  • 25Morrell
  • 21Graham
  • 9Wright
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 1Flatt
  • 4Storer
  • 14O'Shaughnessy
  • 17Sellars
  • 18Bower
  • 27Hinds
  • 29Davey

Lincoln City

  • 21Vickers
  • 2Long
  • 25RaggettBooked at 70mins
  • 15Dickie
  • 23Eardley
  • 28ArnoldSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 64'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 7GinnellySubstituted forPalmerat 58'minutes
  • 11KnottSubstituted forRheadat 77'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 3Habergham
  • 5Waterfall
  • 8Palmer
  • 9Rhead
  • 12Chapman
  • 14Maguire-Drew
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,312

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Lincoln City 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City).

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robert Dickie (Lincoln City).

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jamie Grimes.

Foul by Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town).

Robert Dickie (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Billy Knott.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by William Boyle.

Attempt blocked. Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town).

Billy Knott (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Booking

Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Sean Raggett (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Brian Graham (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Billy Knott (Lincoln City) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Daniel Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Maguire-Drew replaces Nathan Arnold.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton1594234122231
2Notts County159332516930
3Accrington159242618829
4Exeter159242217529
5Wycombe157532822626
6Newport157442315825
7Swindon158162118325
8Coventry15735148624
9Stevenage157352424024
10Lincoln City156541614223
11Cambridge157261616023
12Grimsby156451921-222
13Mansfield155642120121
14Cheltenham156272020020
15Colchester155462020019
16Carlisle155462021-119
17Crewe155281522-717
18Yeovil154472129-816
19Crawley154381216-415
20Barnet153571820-214
21Port Vale154291620-414
22Morecambe153571220-814
23Forest Green153391432-1812
24Chesterfield1522111329-168
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