Tamworth's Danny Thomas scored two own goals at Sincil Bank as the Lambs were slaughtered 4-0 by in-form Lincoln.

Jefferson Louis set up Peter Bore to fire the Imps' first from close range on six minutes before Thomas diverted the ball into his own net.

Lincoln secured the points a minute into the second half when Alan Power scored from the spot after Charlie Collins brought down Josh Gowling.

Thomas then beat his own keeper for the second time eight minutes from time.

The Imps have now won three in a row to move to 17th in the Blue Square Bet Premier, five points clear of danger, easing fears of a second consecutive relegation.

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Lincoln City coach Gary Charles told BBC Lincolnshire:

"I'm over the moon. A lot of hard work's gone on behind the scenes and we're finally starting to see it pay off.

"When you win games it gives the whole club belief but the gaffer (David Holdsworth) got everything spot-on with his tactics and it's worked a treat.

"We always look to start the game quickly and we thought if we got at them we would be all right and that was the case.

"Every one of the players competed and I think if we compete then we've got a good chance of winning games. I honestly feel we've got more ability in out team than any team that comes here.

"I see the boys train every day and I know what they're capable of. If they maximise their potential then I don't see there being a problem for us."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 03 Nutter
  • 05 Gowling Booked
  • 26 Robson
  • 08 Power
  • 31 Bore (Lloyd - 46' )
  • 34 Thompson
  • 35 Miller
  • 36 Sheridan (Rodney - 85' )
  • 10 Louis
  • 16 Pacquette (Taylor - 21' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Draper
  • 17 Nicolau
  • 18 Lloyd
  • 07 Taylor
  • 32 Rodney

Tamworth

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Tait
  • 03 Habergham
  • 05 Francis
  • 06 Oji Booked
  • 11 Thomas
  • 15 Nix
  • 19 Barrow
  • 25 Baldock (McDonald - 32' )
  • 09 Taylor (Patterson - 46' )
  • 24 Collins (Grayson - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Courtney
  • 17 Gudger
  • 12 McDonald
  • 14 Patterson
  • 26 Grayson
Ref: Evans
Att: 2,213

Match Stats

Shots

2 3

On target

1 0

Corners

8 2

Fouls

8 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:20 Full time

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

90:00 +1:12

Unfair challenge on Alan Power by Danny Thomas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robson.

84:33 Substitution

Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Nialle Rodney coming on for Jake Sheridan.

81:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Thomas - Lincoln 4 - 0 Tamworth Danny Thomas puts the ball into his own goal from 6 yards. Lincoln City 4-0 Tamworth.

80:11

Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

80:11 Booking

Booking Sam Oji booked for unsporting behaviour.

80:06

The referee blows for offside against Jake Sheridan.

79:14

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by John Nutter, Richard Tait manages to make a clearance.

78:10

Kyle Patterson has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

69:03

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

68:03

Josh Gowling concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam McDonald. Free kick taken by Kyle Nix.

68:03 Booking

Booking Booking for Josh Gowling.

67:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Taylor from the right by-line.

66:42

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Power from the right by-line, clearance made by Richard Tait.

65:08 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Collins goes off and Ashley Grayson comes on.

64:09

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Lloyd, clearance by Richard Tait.

62:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam McDonald on Tyrone Thompson. Paul Robson restarts play with the free kick.

62:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam McDonald by Josh Gowling. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

61:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyrone Thompson on Kyle Nix. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

60:09

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Francino Francis misses to the right of the target.

59:47

Scott Barrow takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Tom Miller.

59:06

The offside flag is raised against Paul Robson. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

56:46

Corner taken by Tyrone Thompson from the right by-line, Richard Tait makes a clearance.

55:40

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Barrow.

53:58

The referee blows for offside. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

47:43

Josh Gowling provided the assist for the goal.

47:43 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Power - Lincoln 3 - 0 Tamworth Power penalty scored by Alan Power. Lincoln City 3-0 Tamworth.

46:23

Charlie Collins challenges Josh Gowling unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Patterson on for Connor Taylor.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Danny Lloyd is brought on as a substitute for Peter Bore.

45:00 +3:13 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:27

Kyle Nix challenges Peter Bore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:48

The referee blows for offside against Liam McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

39:21

Corner taken by John Nutter.

38:29

Tyrone Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Nix. Direct free kick taken by Richard Tait.

37:37

Foul by Josh Gowling on Connor Taylor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kyle Nix.

32:30

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Power, Jonathan Hedge makes a save.

32:09

Inswinging corner taken by John Nutter from the right by-line, clearance made by Samuel Habergham.

31:01 Substitution

Substitution Liam McDonald is brought on as a substitute for George Baldock.

29:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Thomas - Lincoln 2 - 0 Tamworth An own goal is scored by Danny Thomas. Lincoln City 2-0 Tamworth.

25:04

Peter Bore has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

20:44 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Pacquette.

18:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robson on Scott Barrow. Free kick taken by Scott Barrow.

15:40

Handball by Richard Pacquette. Sam Oji takes the direct free kick.

14:35

Kyle Nix fouled by Tyrone Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

12:05

Peter Bore is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

10:59

Centre by Jefferson Louis.

6:30

The assist for the goal came from Jefferson Louis.

6:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Bore - Lincoln 1 - 0 Tamworth Peter Bore finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-0 Tamworth.

5:08

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Hedge by Jefferson Louis results in a free kick. Jonathan Hedge takes the free kick.

4:17

Francino Francis challenges Jefferson Louis unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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