Lincoln City have been relegated from the Football League after losing to Aldershot in their final match.

Shots striker Danny Hylton opened the scoring from the penalty spot following a foul on winger Jermaine McGlashan.

Midfielder Luke Guttridge then weighed in with two well taken goals, twice finding the bottom right corner of the goal from inside the area.

A win would have kept the Imps up but Barnet, who began the day in the drop zone, beat Port Vale to survive.

In the first half Aldershot's Jamie Young was the busier of the two goalkeepers, saving efforts from Gavin McCallum and Ali Fuseini.

But the visitors looked brighter after the break and once Lincoln went behind they never looked like getting back into the game.

Relegation seemed an unlikely prospect for Lincoln two months ago but they failed to win any of their last 11 league games and picked up only two points from a possible 33, giving Barnet the belief they needed to beat the Imps to League Two survival.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire:

"I knew Barnet were going to beat Port Vale so it was about us getting a result. We started well enough but, as in the last 10 games, once we concede a goal we've crumbled.

"We didn't have the character to get back in the game, but it's not about one game, it's over 46 games and we simply weren't good enough. But it's not only this season, I think over the last three or four years we've been battling relegation up and this year its wasn't to be so it's a time to rebuild.

"I might come across as being OK but deep down this will hurt me. I just hope the players are going to be as hurt as I'm going to be."

Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"From my point of view it was professional. I got no pleasure from seeing Lincoln relegated at all, but Steve Tilson knew I would try to do my job. He understands it's results over the season that gets you into this position.

"I thought we were absolutely fantastic in the second half, we knew there would be pressure. In these games it's about the endeavour, a desire and commitment, after that it comes down to ability.

"We had bundles of that and I was very pleased with the performance. It's evident that we'll keep building."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Lincoln City

  • 24 Parish
  • 02 Green
  • 03 Anderson
  • 04 Watts
  • 19 Clapham
  • 08 Keltie Booked
  • 09 McCallum
  • 15 Howell
  • 25 Hughton
  • 29 Grimes
  • 31 Fuseini (Hutchinson - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Anyon
  • 40 Kanyuka
  • 14 O'Keefe
  • 26 Kilbey
  • 10 Broughton
  • 27 Hutchinson
  • 39 Spencer

Aldershot Town

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 06 Charles
  • 11 Straker
  • 15 Morris
  • 21 Halls
  • 23 Vincenti
  • 04 Guttridge Booked
  • 17 McGlashan (Mekki - 87' )
  • 09 Spencer (Connolly - 71' )
  • 12 Hylton

Substitutes

  • 31 Clement
  • 16 Fortune
  • 24 Berqvrst
  • 08 Harding
  • 35 Mekki
  • 19 Connolly (Berqvrst - 87' )
  • 25 Sills
Ref: Moss
Att: 7,932

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

2 3

Corners

5 5

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:47 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +1:59

Attacking throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

90:00 +1:33

Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

90:00 +0:59

Shot by Gavin McCallum (Lincoln City) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

90:00 +0:08

Shot by Luke Howell (Lincoln City) right-footed from left channel (12 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

89:57

Defending throw-in by Gavin McCallum (Lincoln City).

86:21 Substitution

Substitution Aldershot substitution: Reece Connolly replaced by Doug Bergqvist (tactical).

86:11 Substitution

Substitution Aldershot substitution: Jermaine McGlashan replaced by Adam Mekki (tactical).

85:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Guttridge - Lincoln 0 - 3 Aldershot Goal by Luke Guttridge (Aldershot) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right channel (12 yards).Lincoln City 0-3 Aldershot.

79:24

Attacking throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

77:53

Cian Hughton (Lincoln City) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Jamie Young (Aldershot) from own half, resulting in open play.

76:52

Foul by Anthony Straker (Aldershot) on Gavin McCallum (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Clark Keltie (Lincoln City) from right channel, resulting in open play.

75:37

Goal kick taken long by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

75:09

Shot by Ashley Grimes (Lincoln City) right-footed from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed right.

73:48

Foul by Jamie Clapham (Lincoln City) on Danny Hylton (Aldershot). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Herd (Aldershot) from right channel, resulting in open play. Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Danny Hylton (Aldershot) to centre, resulting in open play.

70:52

Free kick taken right-footed by Clark Keltie (Lincoln City) from left channel, resulting in open play.

70:52 Substitution

Substitution Lincoln City substitution: Ali Fuseini replaced by Ben Hutchinson (tactical).

70:25 Substitution

Substitution Aldershot substitution: Damian Spencer replaced by Reece Connolly (tactical).

70:02

Foul by Danny Hylton (Aldershot) on Luke Howell (Lincoln City).

69:31

Defending throw-in by Anthony Straker (Aldershot).

68:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Guttridge - Lincoln 0 - 2 Aldershot Goal by Luke Guttridge (Aldershot) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left channel (12 yards).Lincoln City 0-2 Aldershot.

66:51

Attacking throw-in by Damian Spencer (Aldershot).

66:23

Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

64:48

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Aldershot) on Jamie Clapham (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Elliott Parish (Lincoln City) from own half, resulting in open play.

64:16

Attacking throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

62:35

Shot by Gavin McCallum (Lincoln City) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

62:04

Defending throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).

61:29

Attacking throw-in by Paul Green (Lincoln City).

60:56

Attacking throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).

60:15

Shot by Gavin McCallum (Lincoln City) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

57:19

Foul by Adam Watts (Lincoln City) on Damian Spencer (Aldershot). Free kick taken right-footed by John Halls (Aldershot) from left channel, resulting in open play.

56:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Hylton - Lincoln 0 - 1 Aldershot Placed penalty taken right-footed by Danny Hylton (Aldershot) (bottom-right of goal), scored.Lincoln City 0-1 Aldershot.

54:38

Foul by Jamie Clapham (Lincoln City) on Jermaine McGlashan (Aldershot).

53:46

Attacking throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

51:32

Defending throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

49:16

Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

48:38

Luke Guttridge (Aldershot) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Clark Keltie (Lincoln City) from own half, resulting in open play.

47:59

Attacking throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).

47:21

Foul by Jamie Clapham (Lincoln City) on Luke Guttridge (Aldershot). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Herd (Aldershot) from own half, resulting in open play.

47:05

Attacking throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

46:35

Goal kick taken long by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

45:44

Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:58 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:23

Attacking throw-in by Anthony Straker (Aldershot).

45:00 +0:23

Attacking throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

45:00 +0:16

Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

44:31

Goal kick taken long by Elliott Parish (Lincoln City).

43:49

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Anthony Straker (Aldershot) to centre, resulting in open play.

43:00

Shot by Ali Fuseini (Lincoln City) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

41:52

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by John Halls (Aldershot) to far post, header by Anthony Charles (Aldershot) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Elliott Parish (Lincoln City).

41:47

Defending throw-in by Anthony Straker (Aldershot).

41:08

Shot by Ali Fuseini (Lincoln City) right-footed from right channel (12 yards), save (caught) by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

40:11

Shot by Danny Hylton (Aldershot) drilled right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Elliott Parish (Lincoln City).

39:03

Free kick taken left-footed by Clark Keltie (Lincoln City) from left channel, resulting in open play.

39:03 Booking

Booking Luke Guttridge (Aldershot) booked for unsporting behaviour.

38:36

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Aldershot) on Jamie Clapham (Lincoln City).

38:15

Attacking throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

36:49

Foul by Adam Watts (Lincoln City) on Damian Spencer (Aldershot). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Guttridge (Aldershot) from right channel (30 yards), blocked by Adam Watts (Lincoln City).

36:03

Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

34:52

Foul by Damian Spencer (Aldershot) on Adam Watts (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Elliott Parish (Lincoln City) from own half, resulting in open play.

34:08

Defending throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

33:23

Defending throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

32:35

Defending throw-in by Anthony Straker (Aldershot).

32:09

Attacking throw-in by Anthony Straker (Aldershot).

30:44

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jamie Clapham (Lincoln City) to centre, save (caught) by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

30:16

Defending throw-in by Adam Watts (Lincoln City).

28:57

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by John Halls (Aldershot) to centre, resulting in open play.

28:25

Defending throw-in by Anthony Straker (Aldershot).

27:48

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jamie Clapham (Lincoln City) to short, resulting in open play.

27:20

Foul by Anthony Charles (Aldershot) on Adam Watts (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Clark Keltie (Lincoln City) from left channel, resulting in open play.

26:41

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jamie Clapham (Lincoln City) to centre, resulting in open play.

25:55

Shot by Ashley Grimes (Lincoln City) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken long by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

25:08

Goal kick taken long by Elliott Parish (Lincoln City).

23:59

Defending throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

23:35

Attacking throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

22:39

Foul by Ashley Grimes (Lincoln City) on Ben Herd (Aldershot). Free kick taken right-footed by Jamie Young (Aldershot) from own half, resulting in open play.

22:14

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Luke Guttridge (Aldershot) to centre, resulting in open play.

19:18

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Ali Fuseini (Lincoln City) to centre, resulting in open play. Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jamie Clapham (Lincoln City) to centre, resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

18:46

Defending throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).

16:24

Defending throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).

14:43

Attacking throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

14:20

Defending throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

14:15

Attacking throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

13:04

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Aldershot) on Paul Green (Lincoln City). Free kick taken right-footed by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City) from own half, resulting in open play.

12:25

Header by Peter Vincenti (Aldershot) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Elliott Parish (Lincoln City).

11:19

Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

10:04

Free kick taken right-footed by Aaron Morris (Aldershot) from own half, resulting in open play.

10:04 Booking

Booking Clark Keltie (Lincoln City) booked for unsporting behaviour.

9:34

Foul by Clark Keltie (Lincoln City) on Ben Herd (Aldershot).

9:14

Attacking throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

8:37

Foul by Ashley Grimes (Lincoln City) on Ben Herd (Aldershot). Free kick taken right-footed by Jamie Young (Aldershot) from own half, resulting in open play.

7:54

Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

6:41

Defending throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).

6:03

Defending throw-in by Ben Herd (Aldershot).

5:45

Defending throw-in by Joe Anderson (Lincoln City).

5:14

Shot by Gavin McCallum (Lincoln City) drilled left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Jamie Young (Aldershot).

5:01

Defending throw-in by Cian Hughton (Lincoln City).

4:03

Foul by Paul Green (Lincoln City) on Luke Guttridge (Aldershot). Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Herd (Aldershot) from own half, resulting in open play.

3:15

Attacking throw-in by Anthony Straker (Aldershot).

2:31

Ashley Grimes (Lincoln City) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Herd (Aldershot) from own half, resulting in open play.

1:49

Foul by Paul Green (Lincoln City) on Damian Spencer (Aldershot). Free kick taken right-footed by John Halls (Aldershot) from right channel, resulting in open play.

1:08

Attacking throw-in by Anthony Straker (Aldershot).

0:19

Defending throw-in by John Halls (Aldershot).

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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