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Lincoln City 0-0 Crawley Town

Lincoln and Crawley failed to put their recent goal-scoring woes behind them as the two sides played out a goalless draw at a blustery Sincil Bank.

In a first half that offered very little, both sides struggled to get to grips with the conditions.

The visitors did at least test Lincoln goalkeeper Josh Vickers, but he got down well to thwart Panutche Camara on two occasions.

The Imps' Matt Rhead was convinced he should have won a penalty after being floored by Joe McNerney and Mark Connelly, but referee Darren Handley waved play on, much to the home team's dismay.

Rhead's team-mate Alex Woodyard, meanwhile, was perhaps then fortunate to stay on the field when he caught Jimmy Smith with a reckless challenge moments later.

There was cause for optimism two minutes after the break when a Rhead header rattled the Crawley crossbar, however it proved to be the closest either side would come.

A series of uncharacteristic Sean Raggett errors midway through the half could have gifted the visitors the points, but Vickers was twice alert enough to deny Camara, while the striker also blasted wide from an acute angle.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 15Dickie
  • 25Raggett
  • 3Habergham
  • 14Maguire-DrewSubstituted forKnottat 71'minutes
  • 16Bostwick
  • 30WoodyardBooked at 41mins
  • 28ArnoldSubstituted forPalmerat 65'minutes
  • 9RheadBooked at 67minsSubstituted forWhitehouseat 88'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 5Waterfall
  • 7Ginnelly
  • 8Palmer
  • 11Knott

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 22Lelan
  • 6Connolly
  • 5McNerney
  • 19Evina
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forRandallat 75'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 51mins
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 8Smith
  • 11Roberts
  • 28Camara

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 4Payne
  • 12Mersin
  • 17Djaló
  • 18B Clifford
  • 24Lewis
  • 25Randall
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
8,038

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Crawley Town 0.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Cedric Evina (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Billy Knott (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Matt Rhead.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Lincoln City).

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Sam Habergham (Lincoln City) because of an injury.

Booking

Mark Randall (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Habergham (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Randall (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Mark Randall (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Matt Green (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Mark Randall replaces Dannie Bulman.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Matt Green (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Billy Knott replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

(Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Nathan Arnold.

Foul by Jordan Maguire-Drew (Lincoln City).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Matt Green (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Sam Habergham (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County16103328161233
2Accrington16102430191132
3Luton1694334151931
4Exeter169342318530
5Swindon169162418628
6Coventry16835178927
7Wycombe167633125627
8Newport167452318525
9Lincoln City166641614224
10Cambridge167361616024
11Stevenage167362427-324
12Grimsby166551921-223
13Colchester166462321222
14Mansfield165742221122
15Cheltenham166372323021
16Carlisle165562223-120
17Yeovil165472429-519
18Crewe165291625-917
19Crawley164481216-416
20Forest Green164391632-1615
21Barnet163581924-514
22Port Vale1642101623-714
23Morecambe163581222-1014
24Chesterfield1623111531-169
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