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Lincoln City 1-4 Crewe Alexandra

Lincoln slipped to a rare home defeat as Crewe eased their relegation fears with an emphatic win at Sincil Bank.

City took the lead 10 minutes before the break when Michael Bostwick nodded home from close range.

But the turning point of the match arrived in the final minute of the half as the Alex levelled when Harry Pickering hammered a free-kick into the top corner of the net.

Crewe then made a bright start to the second half, taking the lead just three minutes after the break when Shaun Miller's low cross was slotted home by Jordan Bowery

The Alex then extended their lead when, after Bostwick was adjudged to have brought down Miller in the box, Paul Green fired beyond Ryan Allsop to make it 3-1 after 54 minutes.

The Imps needed the next goal to have any hope of a fightback but it was the Alex who got it. Following a corner, the Imps were left totally exposed by a Crewe counter-attack which was rounded off by Bowery on 68 minutes.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 22Allsop
  • 2Long
  • 5Waterfall
  • 16Bostwick
  • 3Habergham
  • 24Rowe
  • 19FrecklingtonSubstituted forWhitehouseat 65'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 7PettSubstituted forAndersonat 45'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 59'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 6Wharton
  • 8Palmer
  • 14Williams
  • 26Anderson
  • 32Stewart

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 42Sterry
  • 5Ray
  • 12Nolan
  • 3Bakayogo
  • 14Ainley
  • 2Ng
  • 30Green
  • 18Pickering
  • 10Bowery
  • 32MillerSubstituted forMcKirdyat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walker
  • 6Raynes
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lowery
  • 20Kirk
  • 39McKirdy
  • 40Barlaser
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
8,272

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home22
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Crewe Alexandra 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Crewe Alexandra 4.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by George Ray.

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

Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Elliott Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

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

Foul by Jamie Sterry (Crewe Alexandra).

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry McKirdy replaces Shaun Miller.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Crewe Alexandra 4. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Green following a fast break.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by George Ray.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Matt Green (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliott Whitehouse replaces Lee Frecklington.

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

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Matt Rhead.

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton34208674344068
2Accrington34205958382065
3Wycombe34188867501762
4Notts County351710856362061
5Mansfield341612653351860
6Exeter33184114437758
7Swindon35183145551457
8Lincoln City34141194637953
9Coventry33156123728951
10Carlisle35149125045551
11Crawley35156144143-251
12Colchester351311114541450
13Newport341212104143-248
14Cambridge35139133545-1048
15Stevenage35119154651-542
16Cheltenham351010154852-440
17Yeovil34108164655-938
18Crewe35113214157-1636
19Forest Green34106183956-1736
20Grimsby3599173051-2136
21Morecambe33811143444-1035
22Port Vale3498173749-1235
23Chesterfield3486203561-2630
24Barnet3578203352-1929
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