League Two
Yeovil0Lincoln City2

Yeovil Town 0-2 Lincoln City

Lincoln City moved into the League Two play-off places with a confident victory against relegation-threatened Yeovil Town.

The visitors started the game at a high tempo, but the first genuine chance fell to Yeovil as Bevis Mugabi lost his man at a free-kick before heading over.

In a combative and physical match, the Imps then went even closer when Sean Raggett's header was tipped onto the bar by Artur Krysiak in a goalless first half.

After Olufela Olomola was denied one-on-one soon after the break, Matt Green then went straight up the other end and gave Lincoln the lead, capitalising on poor defending on the counter to slot the ball home.

As the hosts' heads dropped, the away side continued to push forward, and Matt Rhead made it 2-0 as he nodded in a Neal Eardley cross to leave Danny Cowley's men in control.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 23James
  • 3Smith
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 5Mugabi
  • 7Khan
  • 16BaileySubstituted forSmithat 72'minutes
  • 20GobernSubstituted forSantosat 6'minutes
  • 15Green
  • 13Zoko
  • 24OlomolaSubstituted forSurridgeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Worthington
  • 6Davies
  • 8Smith
  • 10Gray
  • 12Maddison
  • 14Surridge
  • 30Santos

Lincoln City

  • 21Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 5WaterfallBooked at 35mins
  • 25Raggett
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Anderson
  • 16Bostwick
  • 30Woodyard
  • 32StewartSubstituted forArnoldat 80'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forPalmerat 78'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forWhitehouseat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 8Palmer
  • 11Knott
  • 15Dickie
  • 28Arnold
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
2,472

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 0, Lincoln City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Lincoln City 2.

Tom James (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Foul by Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town).

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Nathan Arnold replaces Cameron Stewart.

Alefe Santos (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Stewart (Lincoln City).

Alefe Santos (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Matt Green.

Attempt missed. Sam Habergham (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Matt Rhead.

Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Connor Smith replaces James Bailey.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Lincoln City 2. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neal Eardley.

Foul by Tom James (Yeovil Town).

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Sam Surridge (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Surridge replaces Olufela Olomola.

Otis Khan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) header from very close range is too high.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Tom James.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Omar Sowunmi.

Alefe Santos (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Lincoln City 1. Matt Green (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Rhead.

goal

As It Stood

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1Luton21126349193042
2Notts County21126336211542
3Accrington20114532221037
4Exeter2111372925436
5Wycombe219753829934
6Lincoln City219662619733
7Coventry219572114732
8Swindon2010283025532
9Mansfield218853025532
10Colchester219572924532
11Grimsby219572526-132
12Newport218763025531
13Cambridge218581725-829
14Carlisle217773130128
15Cheltenham217682829-127
16Stevenage217682631-527
17Crawley216691923-424
18Morecambe215791725-822
19Port Vale2163122131-1021
20Yeovil2155112740-1320
21Chesterfield2155112538-1320
22Crewe2162132135-1420
23Forest Green2155112340-1720
24Barnet2145122231-917
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