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Lincoln City 2-2 Swindon Town

Michael Bostwick salvaged a point for Lincoln deep into stoppage time in a thrilling draw with 10-man Swindon at Sincil Bank.

The visitors, who had come from behind themselves to lead at the break, were left heartbroken as the Imps finally broke through.

Despite all of Swindon's early dominance it was Lincoln who went in front against the run of play.

A brilliant through ball from Harry Anderson gave Matt Green a clear run on goal, but he was brought down by Matt Preston, who was duly given his marching orders by referee Antony Goggins.

Lee Frecklington smashed the resulting penalty straight down the middle and it was too powerful for goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook.

Lincoln failed to capitalise on the one-man advantage, though, and the visitors were soon deservedly level.

Keeper Paul Farman could only parry Ollie Banks' speculative 30-yard drive and Marc Richards reacted quickest to tap home the equaliser.

Three minutes later the game had turned on its head as Banks capitalised on some slack defending to stab home from 20 yards.

Lincoln were to have the final say, however, as Bostwick pounced at the death.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Wilson
  • 5WaterfallSubstituted forPalmerat 89'minutes
  • 23Eardley
  • 30WoodyardBooked at 1minsSubstituted forRheadat 45'minutes
  • 16Bostwick
  • 19Frecklington
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forPettat 61'minutes
  • 10Green
  • 24Rowe

Substitutes

  • 2Long
  • 6Wharton
  • 7Pett
  • 8Palmer
  • 9Rhead
  • 14Williams
  • 22Allsop

Swindon

  • 21Charles-Cook
  • 31TaylorBooked at 26mins
  • 4PrestonBooked at 21mins
  • 6LancashireBooked at 77mins
  • 2Purkiss
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forRobertsonat 89'minutes
  • 19Elsnik
  • 29Banks
  • 20GordonSubstituted forMullinat 57'minutes
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forMenayeseat 24'minutes
  • 17Richards

Substitutes

  • 5Robertson
  • 7Mullin
  • 8Dunne
  • 14Iandolo
  • 22Woolery
  • 28Moore
  • 32Menayese
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
8,909

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Swindon Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Swindon Town 2.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Rollin Menayese.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Swindon Town 2. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

Attempt missed. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Luke Waterfall.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Chris Robertson replaces Keshi Anderson.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

Marc Richards (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Oliver Banks (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Timi Max Elsnik (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Matt Green (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town).

Attempt missed. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Oliver Banks (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town).

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

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Wilson.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

Foul by Rollin Menayese (Swindon Town).

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

Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

goal

As It Stood

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1Luton31196667303763
2Wycombe30167759431655
3Notts County30159652331954
4Mansfield301411546331353
5Accrington29164951361552
6Exeter29163104034651
7Swindon30163114742551
8Coventry301551035231250
9Lincoln City301310743301349
10Colchester31121094237546
11Newport31121094138346
12Crawley31136123436-245
13Carlisle30118114241141
14Stevenage31108134044-438
15Cambridge30108122841-1338
16Cheltenham3199134146-536
17Grimsby3299142944-1536
18Yeovil3097144350-734
19Port Vale3197153441-734
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3092193553-1829
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3057182946-1722
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