The FA Cup - Second Round
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Lincoln City 2-0 Carlisle United

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FA Cup: Lincoln City 2-0 Carlisle United highlights

Goals from Matt Rhead and John Akinde saw Lincoln City overcome Carlisle United and book a place in the third round of the FA Cup.

Rhead found the net just 30 seconds into the second-round tie, while Akinde, the man Rhead replaced in the starting line-up, added a second goal four minutes from time to avoid a nervy finish.

The Imps deservedly progressed, although they were indebted to goalkeeper Josh Vickers, who made several important saves before the game-clinching second goal.

Lincoln made a dream start as they took the lead inside the first minute. The ball was worked wide to Bruno Andrade on the left and he sent in a tantalising cross which was touched home at the back post by Rhead.

The Cumbrians almost levelled with their first attack of the game in the ninth minute as Regan Slater rattled the post with an angled drive.

The Imps' second goal finally arrived four minutes from time when another wonderful cross from Andrade was slid home by top scorer Akinde for his seventh goal of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5Shackell
  • 14Toffolo
  • 26Anderson
  • 7Pett
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forO'Connorat 78'minutes
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 10GreenSubstituted forMcCartanat 63'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forAkindeat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Wharton
  • 17McCartan
  • 18Mensah
  • 24Slocombe
  • 29Akinde

Carlisle

  • 30Collin
  • 18Sowerby
  • 4Liddle
  • 5Gerrard
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 17YatesSubstituted forMcCarronat 45'minutes
  • 21Etuhu
  • 8Jones
  • 15SlaterSubstituted forCampbellat 73'minutes
  • 9Hope
  • 14Bennett

Substitutes

  • 7Kennedy
  • 11Glendon
  • 16Campbell
  • 24Adewusi
  • 27McCarron
  • 29Gray
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
6,438

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Carlisle United 0.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Liam McCarron (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Carlisle United 0. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross.

Attempt missed. Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Michael O'Connor replaces Lee Frecklington.

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

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Michael Jones.

Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Campbell (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Adam Campbell replaces Regan Slater.

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Regan Slater (Carlisle United).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

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

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

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

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Shay McCartan replaces Matt Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Akinde replaces Matt Rhead.

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

Foul by Macaulay Gillesphey (Carlisle United).

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Richard Bennett (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

Foul by Lee Frecklington (Lincoln City).

Jack Sowerby (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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