Fleetwood Town's promotion party was put on hold as they came from behind to draw with Lincoln City.

The hosts were two down within 20 minutes, Jamie Taylor's low shot followed by a Jefferson Louis header from John Nutter's free-kick.

Jamie Vardy's rebound closed the gap, before he netted his 34th of the season after hesitation in Lincoln's defence.

Fleetwood can still be confirmed as champions on Saturday if Wrexham fail to win at home against Grimsby.

After a poor first half, Fleetwood bossed proceedings after the break as Jamie McGuire put a header wide and saw a shot well saved by Joe Anyon, while Gareth Seddon had an effort ruled out for offside.

At the other end, Louis came close to netting his second of the night, but put his shot just over the bar after a mazy run.

Vardy had two chances to win it for Fleetwood, seal promotion and complete his hat-trick - but first sliced his effort wide when through on goal, and then had an injury-time header palmed away by Anyon.

Lincoln, who would have secured their safety from relegation with victory, are now eight points clear of 21st-placed Hayes & Yeading, who have three games remaining.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beesley
  • 05 McNulty
  • 13 Goodall
  • 26 Cavanagh (Till - 79' )
  • 06 Pond
  • 18 McGuire Booked
  • 27 Fowler
  • 14 Mangan Booked
  • 19 Seddon
  • 33 Vardy

Substitutes

  • 34 Stephenson
  • 23 Charnock
  • 11 Till
  • 31 Rose
  • 09 Brodie

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 02 Watson Booked (Williams - 70' )
  • 03 Nutter
  • 05 Gowling Booked
  • 26 Robson
  • 08 Power
  • 18 Lloyd (Christophe - 71' )
  • 31 Bore
  • 34 Thompson
  • 07 Taylor (Sheridan - 58' )
  • 10 Louis Booked

Substitutes

  • 21 Draper
  • 04 Williams
  • 27 Christophe
  • 36 Sheridan
  • 16 Pacquette
Ref: Bratt
Att: 4,511

Match Stats

Shots

16 7

On target

9 4

Corners

16 2

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:27 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:41

Alan Goodall produces a cross.

90:00 +3:17

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gareth Seddon misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +3:17 Booking

Booking Booking for Josh Gowling.

90:00 +3:03

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Goodall from the right by-line,

90:00 +2:50

The ball is swung over by Alan Goodall, Jamie Vardy takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

90:00 +2:37

The ball is delivered by Shaun Beeley, clearance made by Robbie Williams.

90:00 +1:54

John Nutter fouled by Shaun Beeley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

90:00 +0:31

Jean Francois Christophe concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie McGuire. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 Booking

Booking Jamie McGuire goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

89:55 Booking

Booking Jefferson Louis receives a yellow card.

88:21

Jean Francois Christophe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve McNulty. Direct free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

87:27

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

87:12

Paul Robson takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

86:25

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Till.

86:09

Paul Robson fouled by Steve McNulty, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robson.

85:37

Shot by Nathan Pond from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

85:12

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nathan Pond from the left by-line.

85:00 +5:24

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Goodall.

83:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Vardy by Robbie Williams. Shaun Beeley restarts play with the free kick.

82:58

Nathan Pond challenges Josh Gowling unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robson takes the direct free kick.

81:41

The ball is sent over by Alan Goodall, John Nutter manages to make a clearance.

81:12

Jamie Vardy has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

79:51

The ball is sent over by Jean Francois Christophe.

78:34 Substitution

Substitution Peter Till on for Peter Cavanagh.

77:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Power by Jamie McGuire. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

75:36

Corner taken by Alan Goodall from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Paul Robson.

74:06

Foul by Jean Francois Christophe on Peter Cavanagh, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Lee Fowler, Header by Alan Goodall from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

72:33

The ball is delivered by Peter Cavanagh, Alan Power makes a clearance.

72:20

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Fowler, Jean Francois Christophe makes a clearance.

70:45 Substitution

Substitution Jean Francois Christophe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Lloyd.

70:16

Danny Lloyd challenges Shaun Beeley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

69:36 Substitution

Substitution Karlton Watson leaves the field to be replaced by Robbie Williams.

66:30

Andy Mangan takes a shot. Blocked by John Nutter.

62:26

Tyrone Thompson fouled by Peter Cavanagh, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

62:14

Jefferson Louis is ruled offside. Scott Davies takes the direct free kick.

58:55

Tyrone Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Davies.

57:49 Substitution

Substitution Jake Sheridan replaces Jamie Taylor.

57:19

The ball is sent over by Jamie McGuire, Karlton Watson gets a block in.

55:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyrone Thompson on Jamie McGuire. Direct free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

54:51

Corner taken by Alan Goodall from the right by-line, clearance made by Paul Robson.

54:38

Jamie McGuire takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save.

54:12

Corner taken by Peter Cavanagh from the left by-line, Tyrone Thompson manages to make a clearance.

54:01

Andy Mangan takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robson.

53:37

Shaun Beeley produces a cross, clearance by Karlton Watson.

51:56

Peter Cavanagh takes a shot. Save made by Joe Anyon.

51:49

The ball is sent over by Jamie McGuire.

51:10

Jefferson Louis produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

49:45

Unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by Danny Lloyd results in a free kick. Lee Fowler takes the free kick.

48:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Vardy - Fleetwood 2 - 2 Lincoln Jamie Vardy gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Fleetwood Town 2-2 Lincoln City.

47:34

A cross is delivered by Jamie Vardy.

47:24

Alan Goodall takes a inswinging corner.

47:15

The ball is crossed by Jamie Vardy, Alan Power manages to make a clearance.

46:48

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Goodall from the right by-line.

46:41

Peter Cavanagh crosses the ball, Paul Robson manages to make a clearance.

45:20

Paul Robson delivers the ball, Steve McNulty manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +4:08 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +3:51

Corner taken short by Gareth Seddon.

45:00 +3:42

A cross is delivered by Alan Goodall.

45:00 +3:00

Alan Goodall takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Joe Anyon.

45:00 +2:50

The ball is crossed by Shaun Beeley, Karlton Watson gets a block in.

45:00 +2:38

The ball is swung over by Shaun Beeley, save by Joe Anyon.

45:00 +2:03

Alan Power takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

44:53

Andy Mangan provided the assist for the goal.

44:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Vardy - Fleetwood 1 - 2 Lincoln Jamie Vardy gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Fleetwood Town 1-2 Lincoln City.

44:00 +1:38 Booking

Booking Karlton Watson is given a yellow card.

42:38

Foul by Karlton Watson on Jamie Vardy, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Fowler from right channel, save made by Joe Anyon.

41:58

The offside flag is raised against Jefferson Louis. Indirect free kick taken by Steve McNulty.

40:43

The ball is crossed by Gareth Seddon, clearance by Josh Gowling.

37:47

The ball is sent over by Jamie Vardy, clearance by Jefferson Louis.

37:43

Lee Fowler crosses the ball.

37:37

Jamie Vardy produces a cross, Jefferson Louis makes a clearance.

37:29

Lee Fowler delivers the ball, clearance made by Tom Miller.

37:09

Alan Goodall takes the inswinging corner, Josh Gowling makes a clearance.

36:54

Lee Fowler produces a cross, clearance made by Paul Robson.

35:19

Tyrone Thompson challenges Jamie McGuire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Fowler takes the direct free kick.

34:08

A cross is delivered by Shaun Beeley, Effort on goal by Gareth Seddon from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

32:56

Centre by Danny Lloyd, save by Scott Davies.

32:23

Andy Mangan produces a cross.

32:05

Gareth Seddon takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

31:59

The ball is sent over by Shaun Beeley, save by Joe Anyon.

30:45

The ball is delivered by Jamie Vardy.

30:22

Foul by Peter Bore on Peter Cavanagh, free kick awarded. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

29:11

Jamie Taylor handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

27:23

A cross is delivered by Lee Fowler, blocked by John Nutter.

27:17

The ball is delivered by Alan Goodall.

26:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Bore on Shaun Beeley. Lee Fowler crosses the ball in from the free kick, Peter Bore makes a clearance.

25:01

Effort from just outside the area by Jamie Taylor goes over the bar.

24:33

Alan Power delivers the ball, Alan Goodall manages to make a clearance.

23:58

Corner taken by Alan Power played to the near post.

23:46

The ball is crossed by Danny Lloyd, Shaun Beeley gets a block in.

22:24

Jamie McGuire challenges Tom Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

20:34

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Goodall from the right by-line, Close range effort by Jamie McGuire misses to the right of the goal.

19:56

Unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by Danny Lloyd results in a free kick. Alan Goodall restarts play with the free kick.

19:04

The assist for the goal came from John Nutter.

19:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Jefferson Louis - Fleetwood 0 - 2 Lincoln Jefferson Louis finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Fleetwood Town 0-2 Lincoln City.

18:17

Peter Cavanagh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Lloyd. John Nutter restarts play with the free kick.

17:00

The ball is sent over by Andy Mangan, save by Joe Anyon.

16:21

The ball is sent over by Shaun Beeley.

15:12

Jamie Vardy is caught offside. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

14:07

Alan Power concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Cavanagh. Direct free kick taken by Steve McNulty.

12:46

Joe Anyon takes the direct free kick.

12:46 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Andy Mangan for unsporting behaviour.

12:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Thompson by Andy Mangan.

11:56

A cross is delivered by Peter Bore.

11:23

Shaun Beeley takes a shot. Save made by Joe Anyon.

9:31

The ball is swung over by Nathan Pond.

9:10

Short corner taken by Andy Mangan from the right by-line, Centre by Lee Fowler, clearance by Jefferson Louis.

8:37

Shaun Beeley produces a cross.

7:39

Assist on the goal came from Jefferson Louis.

7:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Taylor - Fleetwood 0 - 1 Lincoln Goal scored by Jamie Taylor from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fleetwood Town 0-1 Lincoln City.

6:53

The ball is delivered by Lee Fowler.

6:43

A cross is delivered by Andy Mangan, Tom Miller gets a block in.

6:11

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Mangan from the right by-line, Jefferson Louis makes a clearance.

5:16

Unfair challenge on Jefferson Louis by Alan Goodall results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Robson from right wing, Steve McNulty manages to make a clearance.

4:26

Shaun Beeley crosses the ball.

3:47

Peter Bore crosses the ball, Alan Goodall gets a block in.

3:09

Alan Goodall delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Jamie Vardy misses to the right of the target.

1:26

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

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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