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Lincoln City 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Tyler Walker's first-half brace helped Lincoln City return to winning ways and keep the pressure on League One leaders Ipswich with a 2-0 win over Fleetwood.

The striker - who is on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest - scored twice in the space of 60 seconds, a diving header, followed by a clinical finish after being set up by debutant Callum Connolly.

Fleetwood dominated possession in the first half hour, but Joey Barton's side failed to make the most of it and they were punished when the Imps took control with their two quick-fire goals.

The first goal arrived after 34 minutes when left-back Harry Toffolo swung over a glorious cross from the left which was headed home by Walker.

The Imps then struck again immediately when Connolly, who has just arrived on loan from Everton, slipped a cracking pass through to Walker, who slotted beyond former Imps goalkeeper Matt Gilks.

Fleetwood offered slightly more as an attacking force in the second half, with City stopper Josh Vickers saving a free-kick from Ashley Hunter, while Ched Evans missed a late sitter.

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Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 5Shackell
  • 3Toffolo
  • 20ConnollySubstituted forO'Connorat 75'minutes
  • 19Morrell
  • 26Anderson
  • 10Payne
  • 18GrantSubstituted forCarvalho Andradeat 74'minutes
  • 17WalkerSubstituted forAkindeat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 6Bolger
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 12Chapman
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 29Akinde

Fleetwood

  • 13Gilks
  • 2Coyle
  • 4ClarkeSubstituted forEvansat 45'minutes
  • 6Souttar
  • 3AndrewBooked at 54mins
  • 15Coutts
  • 16RossiterSubstituted forDempseyat 78'minutes
  • 27BigginsSubstituted forHunterat 52'minutes
  • 11Morris
  • 17Madden
  • 7Burns

Substitutes

  • 1Cairns
  • 5Eastham
  • 8Dempsey
  • 9Evans
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Wallace
  • 29Sheron
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
8,361

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Burns.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Toffolo.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Toffolo.

Attempt missed. Jack Payne (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Kyle Dempsey replaces Jordan Rossiter.

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Michael O'Connor replaces Callum Connolly.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bruno Andrade replaces Jorge Grant.

Attempt missed. Callum Connolly (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

Attempt saved. Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Akinde replaces Tyler Walker.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Josh Morris.

Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Connolly (Lincoln City).

Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Payne (Lincoln City).

Foul by Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town).

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Callum Connolly.

Foul by Harry Souttar (Fleetwood Town).

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Connolly (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ashley Hunter with a cross.

Offside, Lincoln City. Michael Bostwick tries a through ball, but Harry Anderson is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jorge Grant with a cross.

Booking

Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich64201441014
2Lincoln City6402124812
3Blackpool6330105512
4Coventry6330106412
5Wycombe6330106412
6Sunderland632198111
7Peterborough6312126610
8Burton631285310
9Fleetwood6312108210
10Rochdale62318539
11Doncaster42207528
12Shrewsbury622246-28
13Rotherham42114407
14Bristol Rovers621357-27
15MK Dons5203610-46
16Gillingham51229635
17Portsmouth51227705
18Oxford Utd6123913-45
19Tranmere51138804
20Accrington511359-44
21Wimbledon6024510-52
22Southend6006417-130
23Bolton5014017-17-11
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