Stockport took a big step towards Blue Square Bet Premier survival with a thumping win over fellow strugglers Lincoln City.

The hosts raced into a two-goal lead, Danny Hattersley heading Sean Newton's cross home and Danny Rowe firing in.

Rowe added his second from inside the box before sub Cameron Darkwah made it 4-0 with a 20-yard strike at the death.

Lincoln rarely threatened, with Tom Miller heading wide from close range the closest they came.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Holdsworth blasts 'dreadful' Imps

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Lincolnshire:

"That was dreadful. They thoroughly deserved the victory and in certain areas we were dominated. There's no dressing it up, we were beaten by the team who were better on the day.

"I could come up with excuses but I'm not here to do that. The players have had some stern words and understandably so because they've let themselves down and they've let the fans down.

"We didn't do the basics right. We didn't deal with the first ball but it's not just about one area. I felt to a man we weren't good enough and we must address that quickly. You can't put in a performance like that and expect anything more than to get beaten."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Stockport

  • 28 King
  • 16 Newton
  • 17 Halls
  • 22 Pierg'nni
  • 32 Connor
  • 06 Rowe
  • 14 Sheridan (Nolan - 67' )
  • 19 Mainwaring
  • 23 Turnbull
  • 10 Hattersley (Darkwah - 84' )
  • 20 Elliott (Rose - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Ormson
  • 02 Rose
  • 08 Nolan
  • 13 Darkwah
  • 18 Rowe

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 03 Nutter
  • 05 Gowling
  • 26 Robson
  • 08 Power
  • 17 Nicolau (Lloyd - 46' )
  • 34 Thompson Booked (Taylor - 70' )
  • 35 Miller
  • 36 Sheridan
  • 10 Louis
  • 11 Laurent (McCammon - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Draper
  • 18 Lloyd
  • 27 Christophe
  • 07 Taylor
  • 33 McCammon
Ref: Bond
Att: 3,975

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

8 0

Corners

11 4

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:30 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:59

Danny Rowe takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

90:00 +2:33

Corner taken left-footed by Sean Newton, clearance made by Mark McCammon.

90:00 +2:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Rowe, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2:05

Sean Newton crosses the ball, Tom Miller makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:21

Assist on the goal came from Sean Newton.

90:00 +0:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Cameron Darkwah - Stockport 4 - 0 Lincoln Cameron Darkwah fires in a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stockport 4-0 Lincoln City.

87:57 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Rose replaces Tom Elliott.

87:57

Danny Rowe has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

87:12

The ball is crossed by Sean Newton, John Nutter manages to make a clearance.

86:08

Shot from long distance by Jamie Taylor goes wide of the left-hand post.

85:23

Effort on goal by Mark McCammon from just inside the area clears the bar.

83:49 Substitution

Substitution Cameron Darkwah on for Danny Hattersley.

80:11

Shot from outside the box by Paul Turnbull misses to the left of the target.

79:53

Corner taken by Danny Rowe, clearance made by Mark McCammon.

79:39

Tom Elliott takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

77:50

Alan Power is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Danny Rowe.

76:05

Matty Mainwaring challenges Alan Power unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Sheridan takes the free kick.

75:30

Jefferson Louis crosses the ball, Mark McCammon takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

74:49

Danny Lloyd delivers the ball, clearance made by Sean Newton.

74:17

Sean Newton produces a cross, clearance made by Danny Lloyd.

73:51

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Rowe from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Mark McCammon.

73:34

Sean Newton delivers the ball, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

73:20

Danny Rowe takes a shot. Joe Anyon gets a block in.

71:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Hattersley by Paul Robson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sean Newton from left channel, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

70:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Turnbull on Jamie Taylor. Alan Power takes the indirect free kick.

70:21

Unfair challenge on Paul Robson by Sean Newton results in a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

70:14

Sean Newton delivers the ball, clearance made by Alan Power.

69:27 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tyrone Thompson.

68:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Miller on Tom Elliott. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sean Newton, Paul Robson manages to make a clearance.

66:52

Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

66:52 Substitution

Substitution (Stockport) makes a substitution, with Jon Nolan coming on for Sam Sheridan.

66:52

Tom Elliott challenges Paul Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

65:09

The referee blows for offside. Tom Miller takes the indirect free kick.

63:55

The ball is delivered by Andy Halls.

62:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Nutter, Lewis King makes a brilliant save.

62:26

Corner taken right-footed by Alan Power from the left by-line, save by Lewis King.

61:36

Tom Elliott takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

59:07

Sean Newton takes the indirect free kick.

59:07 Booking

Booking The referee shows Tyrone Thompson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

59:01

Tyrone Thompson challenges Danny Rowe unfairly and gives away a free kick.

56:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Piergianni by Jefferson Louis. Free kick taken by Lewis King.

54:20

Assist by Tom Elliott.

54:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Rowe - Stockport 3 - 0 Lincoln Danny Rowe finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Stockport 3-0 Lincoln City.

53:56

Carl Piergianni fouled by Mark McCammon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Newton.

52:59

Paul Robson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

52:50

Danny Lloyd sends in a cross, clearance made by Sean Newton.

48:03

Foul by Tyrone Thompson on Paul Turnbull, free kick awarded. Lewis King restarts play with the free kick.

47:44

Sam Sheridan takes a shot. Save made by Joe Anyon.

45:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Halls on Danny Lloyd. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Alan Power, Andy Halls makes a clearance.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Danny Lloyd coming on for Nicky Nicolau.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Mark McCammon on for Francis Laurent.

45:00 +5:06 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +4:02

Matty Mainwaring produces a cross, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

45:00 +3:21

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Rowe to the near post, clearance made by Alan Power.

45:00 +3:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Rowe from the left by-line to the near post, Francis Laurent manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +2:25

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sean Newton from the right by-line to the near post.

45:00 +2:20

The ball is delivered by Sam Sheridan, John Nutter manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +1:18

Corner taken by Danny Rowe, clearance made by John Nutter.

45:00 +1:13

The ball is swung over by Sean Newton, Jake Sheridan gets a block in.

45:00 +0:36

Corner taken by John Nutter.

44:30

Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Rowe, Header by Carl Piergianni from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

43:36

Danny Rowe takes a shot. Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

43:16

Tom Elliott takes a shot. Blocked by Josh Gowling.

39:57

The ball is sent over by Francis Laurent.

39:24

Centre by Matty Mainwaring, save by Joe Anyon.

38:04

Josh Gowling challenges Danny Hattersley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Newton crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

36:58

Danny Rowe delivers the ball.

36:32

Sean Newton crosses the ball, blocked by Jake Sheridan.

34:59

Centre by Tom Elliott, comfortable save by Joe Anyon.

32:34

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Rowe from the left by-line, clearance by Jefferson Louis.

32:28

Centre by Sean Newton, blocked by Jake Sheridan.

31:48

A cross is delivered by Alan Power, clearance by Joe Connor.

29:51

Effort on goal by Jefferson Louis from just inside the area clears the bar.

23:15

Corner taken by Nicky Nicolau, Tom Miller has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

19:36

Tom Elliott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

17:36

The ball is swung over by John Nutter, Carl Piergianni makes a clearance.

16:52

Foul by Danny Hattersley on Josh Gowling, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

16:02

Headed effort from inside the area by Tom Elliott misses to the left of the target.

14:06

Tom Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Elliott. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Sean Newton.

13:30

Effort on goal by Jefferson Louis from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

13:12

Paul Robson delivers the ball, Danny Hattersley makes a clearance.

12:43

Jake Sheridan fouled by Sean Newton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Paul Robson, clearance by Danny Hattersley.

10:09

Assist on the goal came from Matty Mainwaring.

10:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Rowe - Stockport 2 - 0 Lincoln Danny Rowe finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stockport 2-0 Lincoln City.

10:09

Matty Mainwaring produces a cross,

8:45

Danny Hattersley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

5:06

Assist on the goal came from Sean Newton.

5:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Hattersley - Stockport 1 - 0 Lincoln Danny Hattersley grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Stockport 1-0 Lincoln City.

5:06

A cross is delivered by Sean Newton,

4:33

Tyrone Thompson challenges Danny Rowe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lewis King.

2:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Rowe on Alan Power. Joe Anyon takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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