Phil Trainer struck a late equaliser to earn Telford a 1-1 draw with Lincoln.

The Imps, in the relegation zone, had the first clear opening after seven minutes, but Graham Hutchison headed an inviting Nicky Nicolau cross wide.

However Lincoln's pressure told and they took the lead after 43 minutes, Vadaine Oliver rising highest to head in a Nicolau corner.

Telford were twice thwarted by Paul Farman after Steve Jones' header, before Trainer scored from six yards.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Telford United Manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"On reflection of the game it could be the best point we get, and our performance didn't warrant that.

"Just to get something on the board, I am delighted."

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Dominant Lincoln please Holdsworth

"It was a fantastic performance. I felt we dominated proceedings away from home and the first-half performance was as good as we've had this season.

"We've had six or seven clear-cut chances and paid the price for not getting a second goal because really the game should have been put to bed.

"The boys are despondent because they haven't won the game but that was a fantastic dominant performance and I can't fault their effort. There's a great team spirit but we really must take our chances."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 03 Valentine (Brown - 50' )
  • 14 Briscoe (Taylor - 45' )
  • 22 Rose
  • 07 Rooney (Davies - 70' )
  • 08 Trainer
  • 16 St Aimie
  • 18 Leslie
  • 10 Jones
  • 26 Byfield

Substitutes

  • 25 Collister
  • 06 Davies
  • 19 Taylor
  • 17 Spray
  • 21 Brown

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 03 Nutter
  • 05 Boyce
  • 19 Hutchison
  • 04 Mills
  • 12 Sheridan Booked (Bore - 81' )
  • 15 Gray
  • 16 Nicolau
  • 37 Fofana
  • 10 Taylor (Larkin - 69' )
  • 14 Oliver Booked

Substitutes

  • 27 Turner
  • 02 Robson
  • 18 Bore
  • 34 Larkin
  • 39 Robinson
Ref: Handley
Att: 1,794

Match Stats

Shots

7 11

On target

6 5

Corners

4 8

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:12

Kieron St Aimie concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Bore. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

90:00 +0:49

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Brown, Kieron St Aimie takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Nicolau. Steven Leslie takes a short corner.

90:00 +0:30

Jonathan Brown sends in a cross, Graham Hutchison makes a clearance.

87:41

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

86:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Phil Trainer - AFC Telf'd 1 - 1 Lincoln Phil Trainer grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Telford 1-1 Lincoln City.

85:44

Darren Byfield decides to take the corner short.

84:52

Jonathan Brown delivers the ball, clearance by Graham Hutchison.

80:28

Paul Farman takes the free kick.

80:28 Substitution

Substitution Peter Bore replaces Jake Sheridan.

80:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mamadou Fofana by Kieron St Aimie.

79:19

The referee blows for offside against Colin Larkin. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

78:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Byfield. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Farman.

75:46

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Nicolau from the right by-line.

72:03

The offside flag is raised against Darren Byfield. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

71:04

Ryan Young takes the free kick.

71:04 Booking

Booking Caution for Vadaine Oliver.

70:55

Unfair challenge on Will Salmon by Vadaine Oliver results in a free kick.

70:09

The official flags Darren Byfield offside. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

68:38 Substitution

Substitution Richard Davies is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Rooney.

68:38 Substitution

Substitution Colin Larkin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jamie Taylor.

66:19

The ball is crossed by Steven Leslie, Steve Jones takes a shot. Paul Farman makes a save. Steve Jones takes a shot. Paul Farman makes a save.

64:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Brown by Vadaine Oliver. Will Salmon takes the free kick.

63:01

Jonathan Brown delivers the ball.

62:37

Unfair challenge on Phil Trainer by Gary Mills results in a free kick. Nathan Rooney takes the free kick.

57:50

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Brown, John Nutter gets a block in.

56:10

Nicky Nicolau concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Byfield. Steven Leslie has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Paul Farman.

55:08

The ball is crossed by Nicky Nicolau, Ryan Young makes a save.

54:24

The offside flag is raised against Darren Byfield. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

52:04

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

49:31 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Brown is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Valentine.

48:53

Effort from the edge of the area by Jamie Taylor goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47:47

The official flags Jordan Rose offside. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

47:01

Free kick crossed left-footed by Steven Leslie from left channel, Vadaine Oliver makes a clearance.

47:01 Booking

Booking Jake Sheridan booked for unsporting behaviour.

46:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Byfield by Jake Sheridan.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:21 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Boyce on Kieron St Aimie. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Young.

45:00 +0:16

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Nicolau, Andrew Boyce takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

45:00 +0:16 Substitution

Substitution Kris Taylor on for Michael Briscoe.

42:18

The assist for the goal came from Nicky Nicolau.

42:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Vadaine Oliver - AFC Telf'd 0 - 1 Lincoln Vadaine Oliver grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. AFC Telford 0-1 Lincoln City.

40:01

Jake Sheridan takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Trainer. Gary Mills takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Valentine. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nicky Nicolau,

38:48

Jamie Taylor sends in a cross, Michael Briscoe makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Nicolau played to the near post, clearance made by Phil Trainer. Corner taken by Nicky Nicolau.

38:33

The ball is delivered by Daniel Gray, clearance by Will Salmon.

37:39

The ball is sent over by Steve Jones, Daniel Gray makes a clearance.

36:08

Jake Sheridan produces a cross, Steve Jones makes a clearance.

34:32

Daniel Gray crosses the ball, Header on goal by Vadaine Oliver from just inside the area goes over the goal.

33:16

Gary Mills handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Valentine takes the free kick.

32:15

Shot from just outside the area by Vadaine Oliver goes over the bar.

31:24

The referee blows for offside. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

25:28

Vadaine Oliver takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young. Corner taken left-footed by Nicky Nicolau.

24:27

Graham Hutchison is penalised for a handball. Michael Briscoe restarts play with the free kick.

23:05

Gary Mills fouled by Nathan Rooney, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

22:48

Vadaine Oliver is ruled offside. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

21:48

Short corner worked by Nicky Nicolau, Daniel Gray crosses the ball, save by Ryan Young.

20:34

Phil Trainer concedes a free kick for a foul on Vadaine Oliver. Free kick taken by Gary Mills.

19:24

Steven Leslie takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman. Inswinging corner taken by Steven Leslie.

16:01

Gary Mills decides to take a short corner.

15:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Byfield on Andrew Boyce. Paul Farman takes the indirect free kick.

13:21

Vadaine Oliver challenges Phil Trainer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Young takes the indirect free kick.

12:12

Corner taken left-footed by Steven Leslie, Andrew Boyce manages to make a clearance.

9:23

Jake Sheridan takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

7:57

Phil Trainer challenges Vadaine Oliver unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Nicolau delivers the ball, Close range headed effort by Graham Hutchison goes wide of the left-hand post.

7:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Leslie on Jake Sheridan. John Nutter takes the indirect free kick.

6:33

Darren Byfield has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

4:27

The official flags Darren Byfield offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Farman.

3:56

Mamadou Fofana crosses the ball, Ryan Young makes a save.

2:33

Jamie Taylor delivers the ball, save made by Ryan Young. Foul by Vadaine Oliver on Ryan Young, free kick awarded. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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