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Lincoln City 4-0 Southend United

Lincoln made light work of struggling Southend as they ran out 4-0 winners at Sincil Bank.

The League One newcomers cruised to victory thanks to first-half goals from defenders Jason Shackell and Harry Toffolo before Tyler Walker bagged his first for the club just after the break, with Bruno Andrade wrapping things up late on.

After a quiet opening, the hosts took the lead in the 31st minute through Shackell, who was making his first appearance of the season after serving a six-game ban.

Jorge Grant's long free-kick found the centre-back lurking at the back post and his header looped over Nathan Bishop and into the net.

It was another Grant free-kick that helped to double the Imps' advantage five minutes before the interval.

On the opposite flank this time, he found Toffolo who recovered after a poor second touch to hit a low drive into the bottom corner.

After the restart, Walker put the Imps seemingly out of sight converting from the penalty spot in the 48th minute, after being felled by Joe Shaughnessy.

Substitute Andrade completed the rout nine minutes from time, firing home an unstoppable strike from the edge of the area.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 6Bolger
  • 5Shackell
  • 3Toffolo
  • 16BostwickSubstituted forO'Connorat 63'minutes
  • 19Morrell
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forCarvalho Andradeat 73'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 18Grant
  • 17WalkerSubstituted forAkindeat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 12Chapman
  • 15Bradley
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 29Akinde

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2BwomonoBooked at 45mins
  • 19ShaughnessyBooked at 47mins
  • 48White
  • 3Ralph
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 5MilliganBooked at 61mins
  • 18MantomSubstituted forHumphrysat 45'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forNdukwuat 65'minutes
  • 10Cox
  • 23KelmanSubstituted forHamiltonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 7Humphrys
  • 14Goodship
  • 16Hamilton
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 30Taylor
  • 39Blackman
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
9,016

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home2
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 4, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 4, Southend United 0.

Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by John White.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Southend United).

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Jorge Grant.

Attempt blocked. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Layton Ndukwu.

Offside, Lincoln City. Jorge Grant tries a through ball, but Jack Payne is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 4, Southend United 0. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Akinde.

Hand ball by Jack Payne (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Morrell.

Attempt blocked. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bruno Andrade replaces Harry Anderson.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Simon Cox.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael O'Connor.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Nathan Ralph.

Attempt blocked. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by John Akinde.

Offside, Southend United. Simon Cox tries a through ball, but Stephen Humphrys is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Akinde replaces Tyler Walker.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Nathan Bishop.

Attempt saved. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Morrell.

Foul by Layton Ndukwu (Southend United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Layton Ndukwu replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Stephen Humphrys (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Elvis Bwomono.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Michael O'Connor replaces Michael Bostwick.

Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Southend United).

Cian Bolger (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Mark Milligan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Attempt saved. Ethan Hamilton (Southend United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Milligan.

Attempt saved. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Ralph.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Southend United 0. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City33008089
2Blackpool33007259
3Wycombe32105237
4Coventry32103037
5Fleetwood32017526
6Rotherham32013306
7Doncaster31205415
8Ipswich31204315
9Sunderland31204315
10Rochdale31204315
11Oxford Utd31113304
12Shrewsbury31111104
13Tranmere31027523
14MK Dons21013303
15Portsmouth31023303
16Burton310223-13
17Gillingham201123-11
18Wimbledon301235-21
19Accrington201113-21
20Peterborough301236-31
21Bristol Rovers301204-41
22Southend300318-70
23Bolton301207-7-11
24Bury0000000-12
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