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Stevenage 0-1 Lincoln City

John Akinde's penalty proved enough as high-flying Lincoln returned to winning ways by edging Stevenage 1-0.

The Imps had drawn their last two league games, but Danny Cowley's men managed to hang on to secure the points on the road.

Akinde was hauled over inside the box before stepping up to convert from the spot 11 minutes in despite goalkeeper Seny Dieng guessing the right way.

The powerful forward almost doubled his tally on the half-hour mark, striking into the side netting after breaking clear from his defender.

Lincoln had goalkeeper Grant Smith to thank after he made a string of fine saves, including a diving effort to keep out Ben Kennedy's free-kick.

Stevenage created plenty of chances, with Danny Newton squandering a great chance on the hour when he fired a half-volley over.

Smith was tested again seven minutes from time as he kept out Scott Cuthbert's header after the defender rose highest from a well-worked set-piece routine.

And right at the death he tipped over Joel Byrom's free-kick before saving another Cuthbert header from the resulting corner.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 27Dieng
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31Nugent
  • 12Seddon
  • 15VancootenSubstituted forSonupeat 74'minutes
  • 4Timlin
  • 8Byrom
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forNewtonat 54'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 10Kennedy

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 3Hunt
  • 11Sonupe
  • 16Iontton
  • 19Newton
  • 22Reid
  • 30Wilkinson

Lincoln City

  • 21Smith
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5Shackell
  • 14ToffoloSubstituted forWhartonat 67'minutes
  • 26Anderson
  • 7Pett
  • 8Frecklington
  • 4O'Connor
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forMcCartanat 70'minutes
  • 29AkindeBooked at 45minsSubstituted forGreenat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 6Wharton
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Green
  • 17McCartan
  • 18Mensah
  • 24Slocombe
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,552

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Lincoln City 1.

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage).

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Attempt saved. Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Grant Smith.

Attempt saved. Joel Byrom (Stevenage) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Wharton (Lincoln City).

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Green replaces John Akinde.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City).

Michael Timlin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Emmanuel Sonupe replaces Terence Vancooten.

Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Shay McCartan replaces Bruno Andrade because of an injury.

Delay in match Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Scott Wharton replaces Harry Toffolo.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) because of an injury.

Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

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

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons21127232131943
2Lincoln City20125335171841
3Colchester21115534191538
4Bury21106540211936
5Mansfield20811129141535
6Newport2110563234-235
7Tranmere219753125634
8Forest Green218943021933
9Exeter218762923631
10Stevenage219482626031
11Swindon218672529-430
12Oldham217862821729
13Carlisle2183102527-227
14Northampton216872628-226
15Port Vale217592225-326
16Crawley2082102731-426
17Crewe2174102126-525
18Grimsby2164112029-922
19Morecambe2164112134-1322
20Yeovil195682424021
21Cheltenham2055102031-1120
22Cambridge2154121935-1619
23Notts County2137112243-2116
24Macclesfield2134141638-2213
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