Chris Blackburn's own goal denied Telford a second win away from home this season, as they drew with relegation rivals Lincoln.

Former Imps man Kyle Parry tapped in Ryan Valentine's testing cross to give the visitors the lead.

But Blackburn sent the ball into his own net eight minutes later when trying to nullify John Nutter's cross.

Lincoln had chances to win when Peter Bore shot straight at Ryan Young and Jefferson Louis hit the side netting.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth tells BBC Lincolnshire:

Positive display pleases Holdsworth

"It was a positive performance, certainly some excellent football, some lovely two-touch stuff.

"The only criticism I've got is we should probably have hit the target more.

"I'm trying not to be too critical of the referee but I though the handball was a blatant one."

AFC Telford United boss Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I'm very pleased with a point particularly the way the game went, it drifted away from us a little bit.

Another point towards safety - Sinton

"We've stuck another point on the board and we've built on last week's win against Braintree. We've got to be better in certain areas but on the whole I'm very happy.

"There was something pinned up in the dressing room when we got there, something from Lincoln, which was aimed at Kyle Perry.

"But I'm delighted they put that up. For someone to do that shows they were worried about him and he scored a great goal."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 03 Nutter
  • 04 Williams
  • 05 Gowling
  • 26 Robson
  • 08 Power
  • 31 Bore (Christophe - 90' )
  • 34 Thompson
  • 10 Louis
  • 16 Pacquette (Taylor - 81' )
  • 30 Almond (Rodney - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Draper
  • 17 Nicolau
  • 27 Christophe
  • 07 Taylor
  • 32 Rodney

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 03 Newton
  • 06 Killock
  • 18 Blackburn
  • 23 Valentine
  • 15 Rooney
  • 27 Smith (Davies - 82' )
  • 09 Perry (Cain - 85' )
  • 22 Brown
  • 25 Sharp (Brooke - 63' )
  • 29 Jones

Substitutes

  • 32 Robinson
  • 16 Preston
  • 20 Davies
  • 28 Cain
  • 21 Brooke
Ref: Duncan
Att: 2,438

Match Stats

Shots

12 4

On target

4 3

Corners

4 7

Fouls

11 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:19 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:40

Corner taken by Ashley Cain from the right by-line.

90:00 +3:40 Substitution

Substitution Jean Francois Christophe replaces Peter Bore.

90:00 +0:30

Corner taken by John Nutter from the left by-line, clearance by Ryan Valentine.

89:45

Shot from just outside the box by Jamie Taylor misses to the left of the target.

84:59 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Cain joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kyle Perry.

84:29

Shot from close in by Jefferson Louis misses to the left of the target.

81:48 Substitution

Substitution Richard Davies on for Jay Smith.

81:11 Substitution

Substitution Nialle Rodney is brought on as a substitute for Louis Almond.

80:43 Substitution

Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Jamie Taylor coming on for Richard Pacquette.

77:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kyle Perry. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

74:27

Richard Pacquette produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

73:03

Jay Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Power. Alan Power restarts play with the free kick.

69:59

Corner taken by Jay Smith, clearance by Paul Robson.

69:23

Corner taken right-footed by Nathan Rooney, clearance by Robbie Williams.

68:14

Outswinging corner taken by Jay Smith, Jonathan Brown fouled by Alan Power, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Brown.

66:07

Peter Bore takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

65:16

Shot from 12 yards from Kyle Perry. Joe Anyon makes a save.

64:46

Kyle Perry fouled by Josh Gowling, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Young takes the direct free kick.

62:26 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Brooke on for Chris Sharp.

61:23

Kyle Perry is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

60:52

Tyrone Thompson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Rooney. Chris Blackburn takes the direct free kick.

59:48

Effort on goal by Richard Pacquette from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

58:29

Foul by Alan Power on Kyle Perry, free kick awarded. Sean Newton restarts play with the free kick.

55:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Smith on Louis Almond. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Williams.

50:38

Corner from right by-line taken by John Nutter.

48:31

Richard Pacquette concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Blackburn. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

47:31

Robbie Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones. Jay Smith takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:16

Unfair challenge on John Nutter by Jay Smith results in a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

42:09

Outswinging corner taken by Jay Smith from the right by-line.

41:42

Chris Sharp fouled by Peter Bore, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Newton.

40:18

Corner from right by-line taken by Alan Power.

39:38

Inswinging corner taken by Louis Almond.

37:15

Louis Almond takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Young.

35:53

Peter Bore produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

33:19

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Brown by Tyrone Thompson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jay Smith.

33:11

Richard Pacquette takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a brilliant save.

31:27

Assist on the goal came from John Nutter.

31:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Blackburn - Lincoln 1 - 1 AFC Telf'd Chris Blackburn concedes an unfortunate own goal. Lincoln City 1-1 AFC Telford.

29:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Smith on Alan Power. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robson.

28:57

The referee penalises Paul Robson for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Brown.

25:56

Louis Almond has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

23:50

Assist on the goal came from Ryan Valentine.

23:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Kyle Perry - Lincoln 0 - 1 AFC Telf'd Kyle Perry finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-1 AFC Telford.

22:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Brown by Josh Gowling. Jay Smith takes the free kick.

21:01

Jefferson Louis has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

19:43

Jonathan Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Power. Alan Power restarts play with the free kick.

14:53

Kyle Perry is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Pacquette.

13:04

Tyrone Thompson takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide of the right-hand upright.

11:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Peter Bore. Jay Smith restarts play with the free kick.

11:09

Jay Smith has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

11:01

Louis Almond takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

8:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Valentine by Richard Pacquette. Ryan Valentine restarts play with the free kick.

6:18

Corner taken right-footed by Jay Smith.

5:27

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Valentine from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Josh Gowling.

5:07

Ryan Valentine takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Bore.

3:37

Jay Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Power. Free kick taken by John Nutter.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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