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Lincoln City 1-1 Yeovil Town: Imps secure play-off place

Danny Cowley
Danny Cowley led Lincoln to promotion back to the Football League last season

Lincoln City secured their place in the League Two play-offs by drawing with Yeovil at Sincil Bank.

Lincoln began knowing a draw would be enough to guarantee a top-seven finish in their first season back in the English Football League, but Danny Cowley's side fell behind early on.

Jordan Green gave the Glovers the lead when he squeezed a shot from inside the box past Lincoln keeper Ryan Allsop.

Lincoln's Matt Green then had a penalty saved by Artur Kysiak, after Bevis Mugabi handled in the area, before striking the crossbar from the rebound.

Matt Rhead headed against the bar after the break before Tom Pett levelled for the Imps with a curling 20-yard strike.

Yeovil end the season in 19th place, two points clear of the relegation zone, while Lincoln - who won last season's National League title - will play Exeter City in the play-off semi-finals.

League Two play-off semi-final dates

Saturday, 12 May (15:00 BST): Lincoln City v Exeter City

Thursday, 17 May (19:45 BST): Exeter City v Lincoln City

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 22Allsop
  • 23EardleySubstituted forWilliamsat 75'minutes
  • 5Waterfall
  • 15WilsonSubstituted forPettat 55'minutes
  • 6Wharton
  • 30Woodyard
  • 16Bostwick
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 8PalmerSubstituted forAndersonat 64'minutes
  • 9Rhead
  • 10GreenBooked at 61mins

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 7Pett
  • 12Chapman
  • 14Williams
  • 26Anderson
  • 36O'Hare

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 5Mugabi
  • 27Donnellan
  • 22Whelan
  • 23JamesBooked at 72mins
  • 15GreenSubstituted forBrowneat 72'minutes
  • 4Bird
  • 6Wing
  • 7KhanSubstituted forGobernat 67'minutes
  • 18FisherSubstituted forSurridgeat 81'minutes
  • 13Zoko

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 9Browne
  • 14Surridge
  • 19Barnes
  • 20Gobern
  • 24Phillips
  • 30Santos
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
10,004

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Yeovil Town 1.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Tom James.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Corey Whelan.

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

Foul by Oscar Gobern (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Oscar Gobern (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

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

Foul by Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Surridge replaces Alex Fisher.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Yeovil Town 1. Tom Pett (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Browne (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Williams replaces Neal Eardley because of an injury.

Delay in match Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Alex Fisher (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Rhys Browne replaces Jordan Green.

Booking

Tom James (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Tom James (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Oscar Gobern replaces Otis Khan.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Bevis Mugabi.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Ollie Palmer.

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Tom James.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Artur Krysiak (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

Booking

Matt Green (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Artur Krysiak (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Elliott Whitehouse (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Shaun Donnellan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington462961176463093
2Luton462513894464888
3Wycombe4624121079601984
4Exeter462481464541080
5Notts County4621141171482377
6Coventry462291564471775
7Lincoln City4620151164481675
8Mansfield4618181067521572
9Swindon46208186765268
10Carlisle461716136254867
11Newport461616145658-264
12Cambridge461713165660-464
13Colchester461614165352162
14Crawley461611195866-859
15Crewe46175246275-1356
16Stevenage461413196065-555
17Cheltenham461312216773-651
18Grimsby461312214266-2451
19Yeovil461212225975-1648
20Port Vale461114214967-1847
21Forest Green46138255477-2347
22Morecambe46919184156-1546
23Barnet461210244665-1946
24Chesterfield46108284783-3638
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