Lincoln City rounded off the season with a hard-fought win over Ebbsfleet.

Joe Howe turned into his own net to put the visitors ahead, but Calum Willock levelled from the spot after Paul Robson fouled Liam Bellamy.

Peter Bore volleyed home a Jefferson Louis cross to put the Imps ahead again, and Jamie Taylor made it 3-1 with a simple finish.

Bellamy pulled one back with a fine volley, but the Imps held on for victory.

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Holdsworth pleased with Imps win

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I thought the game should have been out of sight by half time.

"The performance was fantastic and I was delighted with the mentality of the boys.

"At the minute there's only 7 players retained and obviously we've got to make decisions.

"I know players that want to stay but it will come down to finance at the end of the day."

Daish pleased with comfortable survival

Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:

"We had a go at it and asked questions right until the last whistle.

"It's a relief the season's over, it's been a difficult year. We survived comfortably in the end on a slim budget and that's a credit to the people involved.

"Over 46 games at this club I've got as much as I could out of the players and I couldn't get any more out of them. We've played to our max.

"Over achieving? I don't know."

Match Stats

Shots

12 13

On target

5 8

Corners

11 3

Fouls

16 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:46

Effort from outside the penalty box by Richard Pacquette goes wide left of the target.

90:00 +3:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Gowling by Nathaniel Pinney. Joe Anyon takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:23

Nathaniel Pinney takes a shot.

89:55

Indirect free kick taken by John Nutter.

89:55 Booking

Booking Craig Stone goes into the referee's book.

89:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Stone on Tyrone Thompson.

88:33

Short corner taken by Johnny Herd from the left by-line.

86:42 Substitution

Substitution Karlton Watson on for Paul Robson.

86:42

Johnny Herd takes a outswinging corner.

84:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Phipp on Josh Gowling. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

82:48 Substitution

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

82:48 Substitution

Substitution Nathaniel Pinney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael West.

82:48 Substitution

Substitution Neil Barrett goes off and Tom Phipp comes on.

81:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Barrett by Alan Power. Neil Barrett restarts play with the free kick.

80:50

Calum Willock conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

79:37 Substitution

Substitution Jefferson Louis goes off and Richard Pacquette comes on.

79:23

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Tom McNeil.

78:56

Michael West takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

74:31

Close range headed effort by Calum Willock misses to the right of the target.

72:29

Corner taken by Michael West from the right by-line played to the near post, Ricky Shakes concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Power. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

71:49

Josh Gowling challenges Liam Enver-Marum unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Barrett restarts play with the free kick. Corner taken short by Michael West.

71:11

Effort on goal by Peter Bore from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

68:36

Unfair challenge on Jefferson Louis by Liam Bellamy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robson.

67:58

The official flags Jamie Taylor offside. Tom McNeil takes the free kick.

65:09

Assist on the goal came from Ricky Shakes.

65:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Bellamy - Ebbsfleet 2 - 3 Lincoln Liam Bellamy grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 2-3 Lincoln City.

64:57

Craig Stone fouled by Alan Power, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom McNeil.

64:00

Alan Power takes a shot. Save made by Tom McNeil. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by John Nutter.

62:39

Effort from a long way out by Jake Sheridan goes wide right of the target.

61:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Miller by Calum Willock. Joe Anyon takes the indirect free kick.

59:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Barrett by Alan Power. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Stone.

55:22

Corner taken right-footed by Michael West, Tyrone Thompson makes a clearance. Corner taken by Michael West from the right by-line to the near post, Alan Power makes a clearance.

52:53

John Nutter restarts play with the free kick.

52:53 Booking

Booking Joe Howe goes into the book.

52:25

Jake Sheridan fouled by Joe Howe, the ref awards a free kick.

51:30

Tom Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calum Willock. Michael West takes the indirect free kick.

49:23

Jefferson Louis has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

48:14

Calum Willock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Miller. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

47:38

Jefferson Louis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Smith. Tom McNeil takes the indirect free kick.

46:01

Jefferson Louis is ruled offside. Tom McNeil restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:32 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:39

Jake Sheridan takes a shot. Tom McNeil makes a save. Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Ross Smith gets a block in.

45:00 +0:37

Michael West takes the inswinging corner, Foul by Ricky Shakes on Joe Anyon, free kick awarded. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

44:52

Short corner taken by John Nutter from the left by-line.

43:38

Paul Robson fouled by Calum Willock, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

42:18

Liam Bellamy takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

41:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Power by Calum Willock. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

39:06

Tyrone Thompson challenges Neil Barrett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Stone.

37:30

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Neil Barrett gets a block in. Corner taken by John Nutter from the right by-line played to the near post, Neil Barrett manages to make a clearance.

36:25

Corner taken right-footed by Michael West, Ricky Shakes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Gowling. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

34:59

Michael West takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

33:47

Jefferson Louis fouled by Craig Stone, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Power delivers the ball, Josh Gowling takes a shot. Save by Tom McNeil.

33:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyrone Thompson on Neil Barrett. Free kick taken by Craig Stone.

32:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Taylor - Ebbsfleet 1 - 3 Lincoln A goal is scored by Jamie Taylor from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-3 Lincoln City.

31:38

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Save by Tom McNeil.

30:27

Neil Barrett fouled by Alan Power, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tom McNeil.

26:37

The assist for the goal came from Jefferson Louis.

26:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Bore - Ebbsfleet 1 - 2 Lincoln A goal is scored by Peter Bore from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-2 Lincoln City.

25:33

Jefferson Louis is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ross Smith.

24:25

Unfair challenge on Alan Power by Liam Bellamy results in a free kick. Tom Miller takes the free kick.

23:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Calum Willock - Ebbsfleet 1 - 1 Lincoln Calum Willock scores a placed penalty. Ebbsfleet United 1-1 Lincoln City.

22:11

Unfair challenge on Liam Bellamy by Paul Robson results in a Penalty.

20:11

Corner taken by Michael West from the left by-line played to the near post, Unfair challenge on Jake Sheridan by Neil Barrett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

18:40

Paul Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Bellamy. Indirect free kick taken by Johnny Herd.

16:35

Calum Willock fouled by Josh Gowling, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Liam Enver-Marum from the free kick, save made by Joe Anyon. Corner taken by Michael West from the right by-line, Jefferson Louis makes a clearance.

16:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jefferson Louis on Ross Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Stone.

14:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Howe - Ebbsfleet 0 - 1 Lincoln Joe Howe puts the ball into his own net. Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Lincoln City.

14:02

Calum Willock has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

12:45

Tom Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calum Willock. Shot on goal comes in from Michael West from the free kick, blocked by Paul Robson.

11:37

Peter Bore is caught offside. Tom McNeil takes the indirect free kick.

10:52

Liam Bellamy challenges Peter Bore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

9:52

Liam Enver-Marum takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save. Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael West, clearance by Josh Gowling.

8:43

Alan Power gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Barrett. Free kick taken by Tom McNeil.

8:12

Handball decision goes against Neil Barrett. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Power.

7:19

The offside flag is raised against Calum Willock. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

1:51

The assistant referee flags for offside against Calum Willock. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.

0:59

Calum Willock produces a right-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

0:32

Jefferson Louis challenges Craig Stone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Stone restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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