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Accrington Stanley 4-3 Lincoln City

Sam Finley scored an injury-time winner in a seven-goal thriller as Accrington secured a 4-3 victory over Lincoln.

The Imps took the lead in the 30th minute when a corner was flicked on by Harry Anderson and fell to Anthony Scully who turned and fired home from six yards.

Stanley equalised six minutes later when Jordan Clark raced into the area and crossed the ball, with Jason Shackell turning it into his own net.

The Reds then had a great chance to take the lead three minutes after the break when Shackell was adjudged to have fouled Benny Ashley-Seal in the six-yard box but Dion Charles' penalty was saved by Josh Vickers.

Substitute Aaron Lewis had only been on the pitch for three minutes when, in the 53rd minute, Neal Eardley's ball in was pushed out by Joe Bursik but only to Lewis who headed home to put Lincoln ahead again.

However, Joe Pritchard came on in the 68th minute for Stanley and two minutes later he rifled home a wonder goal from 25 yards to level the scores.

In an end-to-end game, the Imps regained the lead in the 76th minute when Jorge Grant's corner was headed home by Shackell.

However it only lasted two minutes after Clark did the hard work and fed the ball to Seamus Conneely who rifled home.

There was 10 minutes of added time due to injuries and, in the fifth minute of injury time, sub Finley got the ball and fired home the winner.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Bursik
  • 2Johnson
  • 5Sykes
  • 3HughesBooked at 90mins
  • 12MaguireBooked at 65mins
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 90mins
  • 42DialloBooked at 45minsSubstituted forFinleyat 60'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 7Clark
  • 15Grant
  • 32CharlesSubstituted forPritchardat 68'minutes
  • 38Ashley-SealSubstituted forBishopat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Finley
  • 9Zanzala
  • 10Pritchard
  • 16Barclay
  • 19Bishop
  • 34Alese
  • 40Savin

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23EardleyBooked at 40mins
  • 6Bolger
  • 5Shackell
  • 37Edun
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forLewisat 50'minutes
  • 2Bridcutt
  • 18GrantSubstituted forChapmanat 78'minutes
  • 17Scully
  • 28Hesketh
  • 11HopperSubstituted forBostwickat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Payne
  • 12Chapman
  • 16Bostwick
  • 20Coventry
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Elbouzedi
  • 30Andrew
Referee:
Christopher Pollard
Attendance:
2,279

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Lincoln City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Lincoln City 3.

Booking

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Anthony Scully (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Bobby Grant (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City).

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 4, Lincoln City 3. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Pritchard.

Booking

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Anthony Scully (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City).

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Anthony Scully (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Michael Bostwick replaces Tom Hopper.

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Lewis (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Ellis Chapman (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Hopper with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ellis Chapman replaces Jorge Grant.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Lincoln City 3. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Colby Bishop replaces Benny Ashley-Seal.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Lincoln City 3. Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jorge Grant with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Josef Bursik.

Attempt saved. Cian Bolger (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

Booking

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Benny Ashley-Seal (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City).

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Lincoln City 2. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Anthony Scully (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Joe Pritchard replaces Dion Charles.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Johnson with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

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2Coventry301512343281557
3Wycombe3216884136556
4Peterborough331671065392655
5Sunderland31159742261654
6Portsmouth30158745301553
7Ipswich321410845311452
8Fleetwood30149746351151
9Doncaster31139947311648
10Gillingham31111373830846
11Oxford Utd30129947341345
12Burton311110104242043
13Bristol Rovers31119113542-742
14Accrington31109124546-139
15Lincoln City33115174144-338
16Blackpool30910113939037
17Shrewsbury30811112536-1135
18MK Dons3196163342-933
19Rochdale3196163551-1633
20Wimbledon3179153746-930
21Tranmere3058172853-2523
22Southend3137213378-4516
23Bolton2958162461-3711
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