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Lincoln City 0-1 Crawley Town

Skipper Lee Frecklington was shown a straight red card as Lincoln slipped to their first defeat of the season at the hands of Crawley.

Frecklington was dismissed nine minutes into the second half for a late and rash challenge on Mark Connolly.

By then, the Imps were one goal down after Michael Bostwick's own goal in first-half added time.

That proved to be the only goal as Crawley recorded a surprise win in front of new manager Gabriele Cioffi, who was watching from the stands.

Town controlled the first half with Panutche Camara forcing Grant Smith into the good save, and the Imps should have taken the lead a minute before the break when John Akinde poked wide from close range.

It proved to be a costly miss as Felipe Morais's deflected cross was inadvertently turned into his own net by Bostwick.

Despite Frecklington's red card, Lincoln dominated the remainder of the match, but couldn't force an equaliser.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Smith
  • 23Eardley
  • 16BostwickBooked at 75mins
  • 5ShackellBooked at 55mins
  • 14Toffolo
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 55mins
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forMcCartanat 54'minutes
  • 7PettSubstituted forRheadat 82'minutes
  • 26Anderson
  • 29Akinde
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forMensahat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 6Wharton
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Green
  • 17McCartan
  • 18Mensah
  • 24Slocombe

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 14FrancombSubstituted forDohertyat 70'minutes
  • 33N'GalaBooked at 12mins
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 68mins
  • 16MaguireBooked at 46mins
  • 2Young
  • 22Morais
  • 21BulmanBooked at 22mins
  • 15Nathaniel-GeorgeSubstituted forMcNerneyat 90+2'minutes
  • 28Camara
  • 9PalmerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 5McNerney
  • 10Poleon
  • 11Gambin
  • 12Mersin
  • 25Randall
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
8,321

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    John Akinde (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

  6. Post update

    John Akinde (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Crawley Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Joe McNerney replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George.

  9. Booking

    Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Morais (Crawley Town).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bernard Mensah (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City).

  14. Post update

    Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Bernard Mensah (Lincoln City).

  17. Post update

    Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jason Shackell (Lincoln City).

  19. Post update

    Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Tom Pett.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City7511145916
2Newport751197216
3Exeter7412137613
4Carlisle741298113
5Colchester7331145912
6MK Dons633063312
7Swindon73311212012
8Yeovil632193611
9Forest Green7250116511
10Oldham732296311
11Stevenage732276111
12Mansfield624084410
13Bury7313129310
14Tranmere724187110
15Crawley7313910-110
16Crewe62139817
17Port Vale721478-17
18Cheltenham721468-27
19Cambridge7214712-57
20Northampton7133811-36
21Grimsby7124512-75
22Morecambe7106315-123
23Macclesfield7025514-92
24Notts County7016721-141
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