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Lincoln City 3-1 Newport County

Matt Rhead headed Lincoln into an early lead at Sincil Bank
Matt Rhead headed Lincoln into an early lead at Sincil Bank

Lincoln leapfrogged Newport County into eighth as the visitors suffered an FA Cup hangover at Sincil Bank.

Having earned a fourth-round replay against Tottenham on Saturday, Newport's return to league action saw them go behind to Matt Rhead's header.

Padraig Amond equalised when Matty Dolan's shot was parried into his path.

But Matt Green restored the Imps' lead when he latched onto a ball over the top, before substitute Ollie Palmer scored off the inside of the post.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "It was always going to be difficult, no matter who we'd played on Saturday.

"The boys have put in an unbelievable effort tonight, we just defended poorly and missed a good chance at a key moment.

"They're strong at what they do and you can't give away goals like we did, so that was the disappointing thing."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 23EardleyBooked at 25mins
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5Waterfall
  • 3Habergham
  • 24RoweSubstituted forWilliamsat 79'minutes
  • 19Frecklington
  • 30Woodyard
  • 26Anderson
  • 9RheadSubstituted forWilsonat 61'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forPalmerat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Long
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 8Palmer
  • 14Williams
  • 15Wilson
  • 31Walton
  • 32Stewart

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 12Tozer
  • 6WhiteBooked at 12mins
  • 28DemetriouSubstituted forSheehanat 80'minutes
  • 3Butler
  • 8Dolan
  • 4Labadie
  • 17BennettBooked at 40mins
  • 7Willmott
  • 9AmondSubstituted forHayesat 80'minutes
  • 10NoubleSubstituted forMcCoulskyat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15McCoulsky
  • 19Reid
  • 22Osadebe
  • 30Bittner
  • 31Sheehan
  • 39Hayes
  • 45Collins
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
7,567

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Newport County 1.

Attempt missed. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Ben White (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Ben Tozer (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Ben Tozer (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Alex Woodyard.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Joss Labadie (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Sheehan replaces Mickey Demetriou.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Paul Hayes replaces Padraig Amond.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Williams replaces Danny M. Rowe.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ben White.

Attempt blocked. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Willmott (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Newport County 1. Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Harry Anderson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Matt Green.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt blocked. Danny M. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Attempt blocked. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Shawn McCoulsky replaces Frank Nouble.

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

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

Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton30186666303660
2Wycombe29157755401552
3Notts County29149648321651
4Coventry29155934211350
5Mansfield291311543321150
6Swindon29162114540550
7Accrington28154948341449
8Lincoln City29139741281348
9Exeter2715393833548
10Newport30121084136546
11Colchester30111094037343
12Crawley30126123235-342
13Carlisle29118103937241
14Stevenage30108123841-338
15Cambridge29108112839-1138
16Cheltenham3098134045-535
17Grimsby3198142843-1535
18Port Vale3096153441-733
19Yeovil2987144150-931
20Morecambe3079142941-1230
21Crewe2992183449-1529
22Chesterfield3076173053-2327
23Forest Green2975173151-2026
24Barnet2957172843-1522
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