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Lincoln City 1-1 Rotherham United

Lewis Fiorini rescued a point for Lincoln in their League One draw with Rotherham at the LNER Arena.

Michael Smith had fired the visitors ahead in the first half, but after substitute Fiorini equalised for the Imps it was left to their on-loan goalkeeper Josh Griffiths to keep them in the contest, producing a series of fine saves to keep out Rotherham, who laid siege to the home goal in the second half.

Griffiths first came to the rescue after 13 minutes, stretching out a leg to keep out Smith's low effort.

City made a change after 22 minutes, with Fiorini replacing the injured Conor McGrandles and within seconds Smith fired the Millers ahead, the big striker slamming home Freddie Ladapo's cross.

Lincoln finally carved out a decent opening seven minutes before the break, Fiorini bringing out a diving save from Viktor Johansson from range.

Play switched to the other end and this time it was Griffiths getting down low to palm Ollie Rathbone's 20-yard drive wide.

City got back on level terms 10 minutes after the break when Liam Bridcutt threaded a ball through to Fiorini and as the Millers defence parted, he strode through to drive the ball past Johansson.

The intensity levels were being cranked up and Griffiths had to be alert to save Smith's close-range effort before Lewis Montsma fired wired at the other end.

Griffiths again denied Smith, palming his header over, before the impressive keeper tipped Kieran Sadlier's header wide.

Ben Wiles fired wide and Smith curled narrowly over as the Imps somehow held on for a point.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Griffiths
  • 2Poole
  • 4Montsma
  • 5JacksonBooked at 66mins
  • 24RobsonSubstituted forBramallat 81'minutes
  • 21Sørensen
  • 23Bridcutt
  • 18McGrandlesSubstituted forFioriniat 22'minutes
  • 10MaguireSubstituted forAdelakunat 67'minutes
  • 9Hopper
  • 11Scully

Substitutes

  • 12Bishop
  • 14Adelakun
  • 15Bramall
  • 19Fiorini
  • 20N'Lundulu
  • 22Eyoma
  • 31Long

Rotherham

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1Johansson
  • 23Edmonds-Green
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 3MattockBooked at 71mins
  • 4Barlaser
  • 11Ogbene
  • 16LindsaySubstituted forWilesat 81'minutes
  • 18Rathbone
  • 15BolaSubstituted forSadlierat 69'minutes
  • 24SmithBooked at 56mins
  • 10LadapoSubstituted forGriggat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wood
  • 7Sadlier
  • 8Wiles
  • 9Grigg
  • 19Kayode
  • 22Odoffin
  • 31Vickers
Referee:
Samuel Barrott
Attendance:
8,788

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away26
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Rotherham United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Rotherham United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Wiles.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Joshua Griffiths (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by William Grigg (Rotherham United).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Rotherham United. Oliver Rathbone tries a through ball, but William Grigg is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Rathbone (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Smith.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. William Grigg (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Wiles (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Sadlier (Rotherham United) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Wiles with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Rarmani Edmonds-Green.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rarmani Edmonds-Green (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Mattock with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Tom Hopper.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Montsma (Lincoln City).

  19. Post update

    Michael Smith (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Cohen Bramall replaces Jamie Robson.

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