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Lincoln City 2-1 Bury

Lee Frecklington produced a late winner as Lincoln City performed a League Two smash-and-grab raid, coming from behind to beat 10-man Bury at Sincil Bank.

The Shakers were the better side for 75 minutes and led through Eoghan O'Connell's first-half strike, but the game turned on its head after Will Aimson saw red for handball in his own area and John Akinde equalised from the spot.

Frecklington then sealed victory in the 82nd minute to keep Danny Cowley's men in the top two.

City's first opportunity came after 25 minutes when Harry Toffolo's free-kick was tipped over by keeper Joe Murphy, who then produced a superb save to keep out Jason Shackell's bullet header.

Imps striker Matt Rhead cleared Adam Thompson's header off the line at the other end, but a minute later O'Connell slammed a shot home from close range at the second attempt after City failed to deal with a corner just past the half-hour mark.

Ten minutes after the break, Gold Omotayo fired wide when well placed, before Tom Pett brought a flying save out of Murphy.

With 15 minutes to go, Shakers defender Aimson was deemed to have stopped Bruno Andrade's fierce effort with his hand and was shown a second yellow card, with Akinde calmly slotting home from the spot.

City then grabbed the winner as Frecklington fired into an empty net after Murphy came rushing out to deny Andrade, with the ball falling to the home skipper, who took his time before firing the ball home.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Smith
  • 23EardleyBooked at 53mins
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5Shackell
  • 14Toffolo
  • 8Frecklington
  • 12ChapmanSubstituted forAndersonat 45'minutes
  • 7Pett
  • 10GreenSubstituted forMcCartanat 59'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forAkindeat 58'minutes
  • 11Carvalho Andrade

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Wharton
  • 15Wilson
  • 17McCartan
  • 24Slocombe
  • 26Anderson
  • 29Akinde

Bury

  • 1Murphy
  • 4AimsonBooked at 74mins
  • 5Thompson
  • 6O'ConnellBooked at 90mins
  • 7Adams
  • 8Dawson
  • 31Danns
  • 10MayorSubstituted forO'Sheaat 62'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 11DagnallSubstituted forMooreat 79'minutes
  • 27OmotayoSubstituted forMcFadzeanat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Styles
  • 13Hudson
  • 15Moore
  • 18Telford
  • 19Barjonas
  • 21McFadzean
  • 26O'Shea
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
8,016

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBury
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Bury 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Bury 1.

Booking

Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Bury).

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Moore (Bury).

Attempt missed. Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Lincoln City).

Eoghan O'Connell (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Bury).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Bury).

Foul by Shay McCartan (Lincoln City).

Nicky Adams (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Bury 1. Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Callum McFadzean (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Byron Moore replaces Chris Dagnall.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Callum McFadzean replaces Gold Omotayo.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Bury 1. John Akinde (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Will Aimson (Bury) is shown the red card.

Penalty conceded by Will Aimson (Bury) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

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

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Eoghan O'Connell.

Attempt blocked. Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

Attempt saved. Tom Pett (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Gold Omotayo (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Lincoln City).

Chris Dagnall (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dawson (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter431082610
2Lincoln City431083510
3Colchester42209188
4Stevenage42206338
5MK Dons42204228
6Carlisle42116607
7Swindon4211910-17
8Newport421156-17
9Forest Green41306336
10Mansfield41306336
11Port Vale42025416
12Yeovil41216335
13Oldham41215415
14Tranmere41215505
15Grimsby412156-15
16Crewe411267-14
17Bury411234-14
18Crawley411246-24
19Cambridge411259-44
20Morecambe410319-83
21Northampton402246-22
22Cheltenham401314-31
23Macclesfield401349-51
24Notts County4013410-61
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