Lincoln City eased their Blue Square Bet Premier relegation worries but plunged rivals Newport County further into trouble with a comfortable win.

Mark McCammon opened the scoring for Lincoln as the unmarked striker glanced John Nutter's corner past County keeper Glyn Thompson at the near post.

Nutter added a second as Thompson could not keep out his 20-yard free-kick.

McCammon should have made the win more convincing but he could not head Jefferson Louis' cross past Thompson.

The County keeper had to be at his best to keep out a long-range Danny Lloyd drive but the FA Trophy finalists endured a fifth successive league game without a win to drop just a place and a point above the drop-zone.

Lincoln's first win in eight games moves the Imps above Newport but still only two points clear of the relegation zone.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire:

"I am delighted with the players, their performance and their work ethic.

"The boys put an unbelievable shift in and the team spirit in there is absolutely immense.

"I felt it was a much deserved clean sheet against a solid side."

Newport County assistant manager Jimmy Dack told BBC Radio Wales: "We seemed to have got bullied in both halves as their strikers bullied our centre-halves and their centre-halves bullied our strikers so that was a bit disappointing.

"We keep giving ourselves moutaints to climb and these young boys are learning fast."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 03 Nutter
  • 05 Gowling
  • 26 Robson Booked
  • 08 Power
  • 31 Bore (Lloyd - 55' )
  • 34 Thompson
  • 35 Miller Booked
  • 36 Sheridan (Christophe - 90' )
  • 10 Louis
  • 33 McCammon (Laurent - 81' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 21 Draper
  • 18 Lloyd
  • 27 Christophe
  • 07 Taylor
  • 11 Laurent

Newport County

  • 18 Thompson
  • 16 Hughes
  • 25 Rodgers Booked
  • 44 Franks
  • 19 Pipe
  • 23 Harris (Rose - 67' Booked )
  • 28 Sandell
  • 30 Minshull Booked
  • 42 Porter Booked
  • 10 Foley
  • 20 Charles (Jarvis - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 43 Darlow
  • 36 Lee Evans
  • 11 Knights
  • 15 Jarvis
  • 31 Rose
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 1,951

Match Stats

Shots

8 3

On target

5 1

Corners

4 6

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:52 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +1:55

Glyn Thompson takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:55 Substitution

Substitution Jake Sheridan goes off and Jean Francois Christophe comes on.

90:00 +1:55

Foul by Tom Miller on Romone Rose, free kick awarded.

90:00 +1:38

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by David Pipe.

89:09

Shot by Romone Rose from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

86:40 Booking

Booking Booking for Francis Laurent.

86:33

Francis Laurent challenges Andy Sandell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fraser Franks takes the direct free kick.

84:04

Corner taken right-footed by Sam Foley.

82:23

Francis Laurent concedes a free kick for a foul on Fraser Franks. Andy Sandell takes the direct free kick.

81:00 Substitution

Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Francis Laurent coming on for Mark McCammon.

80:47

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark McCammon.

80:12

Jefferson Louis takes a shot. Save made by Glyn Thompson.

78:33

Danny Lloyd takes a shot. Save by Glyn Thompson.

77:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mark McCammon. Free kick taken by Glyn Thompson.

73:30

Paul Robson takes the direct free kick.

73:30 Booking

Booking Max Porter goes into the referee's book.

72:54

Tom Miller fouled by Max Porter, the ref awards a free kick.

71:57 Booking

Booking Lee Minshull goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

71:57 Booking

Booking The referee books Romone Rose for dissent.

71:25

Unfair challenge on Alan Power by Romone Rose results in a free kick. Jake Sheridan restarts play with the free kick.

69:53

The ball is swung over by Jefferson Louis.

68:23

Sam Foley takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

67:31

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Sandell, Tom Miller makes a clearance.

66:31 Substitution

Substitution Romone Rose comes on in place of Jake Harris.

64:53 Booking

Booking Booking for Tom Miller for unsporting behaviour.

62:16

Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

62:16 Booking

Booking Paul Rodgers goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

61:55

Paul Rodgers concedes a free kick for a foul on Tyrone Thompson.

61:12 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Charles goes off and Nathaniel Jarvis comes on.

57:46

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Power.

55:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyrone Thompson on Max Porter. Direct free kick taken by Andy Sandell.

54:45

Free kick taken by John Nutter.

54:45 Substitution

Substitution Danny Lloyd on for Peter Bore.

54:45

Lee Minshull concedes a free kick for a foul on John Nutter.

54:11

Jefferson Louis takes a shot. Glyn Thompson makes a save.

51:56

Jake Sheridan concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Hughes. Glyn Thompson restarts play with the free kick.

50:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraser Franks by Jake Sheridan. Free kick taken by Glyn Thompson.

48:16

Corner taken by John Nutter from the right by-line, Paul Rodgers manages to make a clearance.

46:09

The referee blows for offside against Mark McCammon. Free kick taken by Glyn Thompson.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:16 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:53

Outswinging corner taken by Sam Foley.

43:32

Corner from right by-line taken by Andy Sandell.

43:18

Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Rodgers, Paul Robson manages to make a clearance.

37:32

The referee blows for offside against Mark McCammon. Glyn Thompson takes the free kick.

34:19

Mark McCammon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

32:33

The assist for the goal came from Mark McCammon.

32:33 Goal scored

Goal! - John Nutter - Lincoln 2 - 0 Newport Co John Nutter grabs a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 2-0 Newport County.

31:22

Andy Sandell challenges Mark McCammon unfairly and gives away a free kick.

29:57

Jake Harris challenges Joe Anyon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

24:32

John Nutter provided the assist for the goal.

24:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark McCammon - Lincoln 1 - 0 Newport Co Mark McCammon grabs a headed goal from close in. Lincoln City 1-0 Newport County.

24:20

Corner taken by John Nutter from the right by-line,

23:11

Andy Sandell challenges Jefferson Louis unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Nutter crosses the ball in from the free kick, Paul Rodgers manages to make a clearance.

19:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Pipe by Tom Miller. Paul Rodgers restarts play with the free kick.

18:48

Tom Miller challenges Lee Minshull unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Sandell takes the direct free kick.

15:44

The official flags Jake Harris offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

14:18

Paul Rodgers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Sheridan. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick.

13:46

Sam Foley fouled by Paul Robson, the ref awards a free kick. Fraser Franks takes the free kick.

11:53

Shot from just outside the box by Andy Sandell misses to the left of the target.

11:06

Paul Robson challenges Jake Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:45

Andy Sandell takes the direct free kick.

10:45 Booking

Booking Paul Robson is booked.

9:43

Alan Power fouled by Max Porter, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Power takes the direct free kick.

6:53

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

5:26

Headed effort from inside the area by Jefferson Louis misses to the left of the target.

3:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Harris on Tom Miller. Free kick taken by Paul Robson.

3:27

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark McCammon. Glyn Thompson restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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