Bath City recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they beat fellow strugglers Lincoln City.

Marc Canham gave the hosts an early lead, converting a penalty after Robbie Williams had fouled Marley Watkins.

The Romans moved 2-0 ahead after four minutes when Canham's free-kick was headed on by Gethin Jones and the ball fell to Watkins, who finished well.

Substitute Danny Lloyd pulled a goal back for the Imps with a 20-yard strike but bottom-placed Bath held on.

Bath remain nine points off safety and Lincoln are still out of the relegation places, but only on goal difference ahead of Hayes and Yeading.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire:

"The result reflects the first five minutes and it's extremely disappointing. You can do all the work behind the scenes you can, but when we defend like that yet again it costs us valuable points.

Holdsworth slams 'dreadful' defence

"We work and work on keeping our shape but when they get out there it's their responsibility and clearly they haven't got the ability to do it and we've got to change that.

"I'm bitterly disappointed for the fans, they've come a long way to support us and to start like that was dreadful. They believe in their club and they want something to cheer about but right now there isn't much to cheer about with the position the club's in.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Bath City

  • 01 Garner
  • 05 Jones
  • 15 Preece
  • 26 Gallinagh
  • 03 Stonehouse
  • 08 Connolly
  • 16 Canham
  • 18 Watkins (Murray - 62' )
  • 19 Burnell (Hogg - 73' Booked )
  • 09 Cook Booked (Russell - 67' )
  • 27 Canham

Substitutes

  • 04 Rollo
  • 07 Murray
  • 11 Hogg
  • 20 Egan
  • 21 Russell

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 03 Nutter
  • 04 Williams
  • 05 Gowling Booked
  • 26 Robson
  • 08 Power
  • 27 Christophe (Lloyd - 46' )
  • 34 Thompson
  • 36 Sheridan Booked
  • 07 Taylor (Laurent - 69' )
  • 16 Pacquette (McCammon - 55' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Draper
  • 17 Nicolau
  • 18 Lloyd
  • 11 Laurent
  • 33 McCammon
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 760

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

7 6

Corners

7 9

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:50 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +5:07 Booking

Booking Jake Sheridan goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +4:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Connolly by Mark McCammon. Direct free kick taken by Marc Canham.

90:00 +4:04

Handball decision goes against Josh Gowling. Marc Canham takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:53

Foul by Paul Stonehouse on Francis Laurent, free kick awarded. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:38

Tyrone Thompson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Marc Canham takes the direct free kick.

88:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Lloyd on Scott Murray. Andy Gallinagh restarts play with the free kick.

86:28

Alan Power takes the inswinging corner, Close range header by Josh Gowling misses to the right of the goal.

85:22

Danny Lloyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Gallinagh. Direct free kick taken by Andy Gallinagh.

82:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark McCammon on Glyn Garner. Glyn Garner takes the direct free kick.

81:46

John Nutter crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save by Glyn Garner.

81:46 Booking

Booking Lewis Hogg is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

81:39

Danny Lloyd fouled by Lewis Hogg, the ref awards a free kick.

80:54

Centre by Sean Canham.

79:51

Sean Canham takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

77:32

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Murray.

77:20

Scott Murray takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

75:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Lloyd - Bath City 2 - 1 Lincoln Danny Lloyd grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bath City 2-1 Lincoln City.

74:44

Mark McCammon challenges Gethin Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Murray fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Joe Anyon.

74:01 Booking

Booking Caution for Josh Gowling.

73:44

Unfair challenge on Alex Russell by Josh Gowling results in a free kick. Marc Canham restarts play with the free kick.

72:09 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Hogg comes on in place of Joe Burnell.

70:14

Jake Sheridan delivers the ball, clearance by Gethin Jones.

68:46 Substitution

Substitution Francis Laurent on for Jamie Taylor.

67:36

Unfair challenge on Joe Burnell by Danny Lloyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Glyn Garner.

66:37

Jake Sheridan takes a shot from outside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

66:19 Substitution

Substitution Alex Russell is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Cook.

65:26

Marc Canham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Thompson. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

62:41

Josh Gowling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Cook. Direct free kick taken by Gethin Jones.

60:50

The ball is sent over by Marc Canham, save by Joe Anyon.

60:50 Substitution

Substitution Scott Murray comes on in place of Marley Watkins.

60:50

Danny Lloyd handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

60:02

Marley Watkins takes a shot. Save made by Glyn Garner.

59:45

The referee blows for offside against Sean Canham. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

59:15

The ball is crossed by Paul Robson, Glyn Garner makes a save.

57:49

Jamie Taylor is caught offside. Free kick taken by Glyn Garner.

56:39

Floated corner taken by Marc Canham, clearance made by Tyrone Thompson.

54:41 Substitution

Substitution Mark McCammon comes on in place of Richard Pacquette.

53:40

Effort from long distance by Andy Gallinagh goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53:00

Handball by Danny Lloyd. Free kick crossed by Marc Canham, Robbie Williams makes a clearance.

52:20

The ball is sent over by Marley Watkins, Robbie Williams makes a clearance.

50:27

Jake Sheridan crosses the ball.

48:00

Corner taken by Alan Power, Richard Pacquette takes a shot. Paul Stonehouse makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Danny Lloyd coming on for Jean Francois Christophe.

45:00 +2:44 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:56

Marc Canham challenges Richard Pacquette unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by John Nutter, clearance made by Joe Burnell.

45:00 +1:00

Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

45:00 +1:00 Booking

Booking The referee books Jamie Cook for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Gowling by Jamie Cook.

44:28

Richard Pacquette is caught offside. Glyn Garner takes the free kick.

43:34

Short corner taken by Alan Power.

43:00

Corner taken by Alan Power from the left by-line, Joe Burnell makes a clearance.

42:36

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Nutter from the right by-line, Sean Canham manages to make a clearance.

42:13

Alan Power takes a shot. Glyn Garner makes a save.

41:38

Jean Francois Christophe fouled by Mark Preece, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by John Nutter, clearance by Joe Burnell.

40:11

Jamie Taylor takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

39:18

Corner taken by Alan Power, clearance by Joe Burnell.

39:04

Jamie Taylor delivers the ball, save by Glyn Garner.

38:23

Adam Connolly has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

37:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Canham by Robbie Williams. Marc Canham takes the direct free kick.

36:35

A cross is delivered by Alan Power, Header by Robbie Williams from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

36:04

Alan Power takes a short corner.

35:18

Jamie Taylor fouled by Mark Preece, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by John Nutter, clearance made by Sean Canham.

35:02

Adam Connolly takes a shot. Josh Gowling gets a block in.

34:04

Richard Pacquette produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

33:42

Unfair challenge on Robbie Williams by Sean Canham results in a free kick. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

33:11

Richard Pacquette is ruled offside. Glyn Garner takes the free kick.

25:07

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Canham, clearance by Jean Francois Christophe.

23:50

Paul Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Connolly. Free kick taken by Glyn Garner.

23:12

The offside flag is raised against Marley Watkins. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

18:34

Jake Sheridan is caught offside. Glyn Garner takes the free kick.

18:05

Joe Burnell challenges Jean Francois Christophe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Gowling.

15:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Taylor on Mark Preece. Andy Gallinagh takes the free kick.

14:16

Marc Canham decides to take a short corner.

14:00

Adam Connolly takes a shot. Josh Gowling gets a block in.

13:26

Floated corner taken right-footed by Marc Canham from the right by-line, Jean Francois Christophe manages to make a clearance.

11:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Connolly on Alan Power. John Nutter delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Marc Canham manages to make a clearance.

9:40

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Glyn Garner.

9:14

Corner taken short by Alan Power.

9:03

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Save by Glyn Garner.

7:21

Richard Pacquette challenges Mark Preece unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glyn Garner takes the free kick.

5:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Taylor by Joe Burnell. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick.

3:48

Gethin Jones provided the assist for the goal.

3:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Marley Watkins - Bath City 2 - 0 Lincoln Marley Watkins fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bath City 2-0 Lincoln City.

3:23

Josh Gowling concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Cook. Marc Canham takes the direct free kick,

2:53

Josh Gowling takes a shot. Mark Preece gets a block in.

2:16

Inswinging corner taken by John Nutter from the right by-line, clearance made by Andy Gallinagh.

1:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Canham - Bath City 1 - 0 Lincoln Penalty taken right-footed by Marc Canham and scored. Bath City 1-0 Lincoln City.

0:46

Robbie Williams concedes a Penalty for a foul on Marley Watkins.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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