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Lincoln City 0-1 Bolton Wanderers

Antoni Sarcevic secured Bolton's first League One win of the season with a 77th-minute winner as they beat Lincoln City.

On what looked to have been an evening of celebration for the Imps after new signing TJ Eyoma was paraded in front of the home crowd before kick-off, Sarcevic dampened their spirits by smashing home with 13 minutes left to inflict City's first league defeat of the season.

Conor McGrandles brought out an early save from Bolton goalkeeper Joel Dixon, with the Scot meeting Hakeeb Adelakun's scuffed pass to fire in a rising effort that was palmed behind.

The visitors posed little attacking threat in the first half, with Regan Poole and Adelakun both going close for the Imps, before Lasse Sorensen curled an effort just wide.

Anthony Scully bent an effort just over, before a scramble at the other end saw Adam Jackson clear off his own goalline, with the ball then bouncing up against the bar and away to safety.

Bolton midfielder Josh Sheehan then brought out a save from Lincoln custodian Josh Griffiths.

City stemmed the tide, with Adelakun and Sorensen both making Dixon work, before Scully dragged a shot wide.

Bolton, though, netted the winner following a mistake from Tayo Edun after Griffiths had raced out of his box to clear. The ball found its way to Sarcevic who slammed the ball home past the despairing efforts of the City defence.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Griffiths
  • 2Poole
  • 5JacksonBooked at 70mins
  • 3Melbourne
  • 7Edun
  • 18McGrandlesSubstituted forFioriniat 85'minutes
  • 23Bridcutt
  • 21SørensenSubstituted forN'Lunduluat 80'minutes
  • 14Adelakun
  • 9Hopper
  • 11ScullySubstituted forBramallat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Montsma
  • 8Jones
  • 15Bramall
  • 17Longdon
  • 19Fiorini
  • 20N'Lundulu
  • 31Long

Bolton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Dixon
  • 2Jones
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 6Johnston
  • 29Gordon
  • 4Williams
  • 8Sheehan
  • 11BakayokoSubstituted forIsgroveat 39'minutes
  • 10SarcevicSubstituted forLeeat 80'minutes
  • 17Afolayan
  • 9DoyleSubstituted forKachungaat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gilks
  • 20Lee
  • 21Brockbank
  • 23Isgrove
  • 24Kachunga
  • 25Thomason
  • 27Baptiste
Referee:
Samuel Barrott
Attendance:
9,130

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

  3. Post update

    Lloyd Isgrove (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tayo Edun (Lincoln City).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Elias Kachunga (Bolton Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Elias Kachunga (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City).

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Cohen Bramall (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by George Johnston (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Tom Hopper (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Lloyd Isgrove (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tayo Edun (Lincoln City).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Liam Bridcutt.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Lewis Fiorini replaces Conor McGrandles.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gethin Jones.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Kieran Lee replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Daniel N'Lundulu replaces Lasse Sørensen.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oladapo Afolayan (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lloyd Isgrove.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Elias Kachunga.

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