Lincoln City made it eight games unbeaten with victory over Barrow.

Alan Power received Jamie Taylor's pass and opened the scoring for the Imps from 12 yards out.

The scorer then assisted the second goal as substitute Vadaine Oliver swept home from inside the area.

The Bluebirds had hope when Richie Baker scored an 85th-minute penalty after Tom Miller's foul on Louis Almond but they could not engineer another chance to rescue a draw.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:

Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"To come a long way and put in such a good performance, I'm proud of the players.

"It takes time to develop and you need consistency in your selection and we've got that at present. I didn't want to change things because these boys are enjoying it.

"It's hard for the others but they're supporting them and the whole squad today deserves a pat on the back.

"I told them just be solid, be straight, don't make any silly mistakes and keep nice and firm and I thought we were very professional. We looked very well organised and our players kept their shape on the pitch.

"Barrow's goal gave them a bit of a lift but we saw it out. We were strong, we kept numbers behind the ball and I felt we were comfortable winners and if anything we should have put the game to bed."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 02 Flynn (McConville - 78' )
  • 04 Hessey
  • 19 Aldred
  • 05 Pearson Booked
  • 07 Rutherford
  • 08 Baker
  • 11 Rowe (Boyes - 52' )
  • 12 Jackson Booked
  • 15 Hunter (Harvey - 71' )
  • 23 Almond

Substitutes

  • 21 Pearson
  • 03 Skelton
  • 14 Harvey
  • 22 McConville
  • 09 Boyes

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 05 Boyce
  • 20 Miller
  • 30 Gilbert
  • 04 Mills
  • 08 Power (Garner - 90' )
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 15 Gray
  • 37 Fofana
  • 07 Smith Booked (Oliver - 62' )
  • 10 Taylor (Larkin - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Turner
  • 06 Garner
  • 35 Morgan
  • 14 Oliver
  • 34 Larkin
Ref: Peter Banks
Att: 987

Match Stats

Shots

7 4

On target

3 3

Corners

6 1

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:58 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:22

Adam Boyes challenges Daniel Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:36

Sean Hessey takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:36 Substitution

Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Scott Garner coming on for Alan Power.

90:00 +2:36

Foul by Daniel Gray on Louis Almond, free kick awarded.

88:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex-Ray Harvey by Mamadou Fofana. Free kick taken by Richie Baker.

87:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vadaine Oliver on Sean Hessey. Free kick taken by Sean Hessey.

86:07

Louis Almond produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

84:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Richie Baker - Barrow 1 - 2 Lincoln Richie Baker scores a power penalty. Barrow 1-2 Lincoln City.

83:44

Tom Miller gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Louis Almond.

82:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Aldred on Vadaine Oliver. Alan Power takes the direct free kick.

79:20

Foul by Alan Power on Alex-Ray Harvey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sean Hessey.

77:13 Substitution

Substitution Sean McConville joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Flynn.

77:13

Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

77:13 Booking

Booking Joseph Jackson receives a yellow card.

77:01

Foul by Joseph Jackson on Andrew Boyce, free kick awarded.

76:02

Effort on goal by Jake Sheridan from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

74:06

Vadaine Oliver takes a shot. Danny Hurst makes a save.

73:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joseph Jackson on Tom Miller. Direct free kick taken by Paul Farman.

70:34 Substitution

Substitution (Barrow) makes a substitution, with Alex-Ray Harvey coming on for Garry Hunter.

68:43

Adam Boyes takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman.

67:07 Substitution

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

63:53

The assist for the goal came from Alan Power.

63:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Vadaine Oliver - Barrow 0 - 2 Lincoln Vadaine Oliver gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Barrow 0-2 Lincoln City.

63:12

Outswinging corner taken by Alan Power from the right by-line,

61:13

Outswinging corner taken by Richie Baker from the right by-line, Vadaine Oliver manages to make a clearance.

61:13 Substitution

Substitution Adam Smith goes off and Vadaine Oliver comes on.

57:01

Header from close range by Joseph Jackson misses to the right of the goal.

56:41

Garry Hunter takes a short corner.

55:16

Corner taken right-footed by Richie Baker from the right by-line, Andrew Boyce manages to make a clearance.

53:07

Adam Smith restarts play with the free kick.

53:07 Booking

Booking Booking for Mike Pearson for unsporting behaviour.

52:51

Foul by Mike Pearson on Jamie Taylor, free kick awarded.

51:52 Substitution

Substitution (Barrow) makes a substitution, with Adam Boyes coming on for Danny Rowe.

49:17

Unfair challenge on Alan Power by Richie Baker results in a free kick. Gary Mills has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Danny Hurst.

46:05

Louis Almond is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Farman takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:28

Tom Aldred takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman.

44:58

Richie Baker takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

44:39

Danny Rowe takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman.

43:08

Unfair challenge on Tom Aldred by Jamie Taylor results in a free kick. Danny Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

42:16

Danny Rowe takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

39:05

Jamie Taylor provided the assist for the goal.

39:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Power - Barrow 0 - 1 Lincoln Alan Power gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barrow 0-1 Lincoln City.

34:45

Joseph Jackson fouled by Mamadou Fofana, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Hessey.

31:45

The offside flag is raised against Danny Rowe. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

30:35

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

29:34

Corner taken by Richie Baker from the right by-line, Gary Mills makes a clearance.

29:08

Close range effort by Joseph Jackson misses to the right of the goal.

26:52

Gary Mills gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Rowe. Richie Baker takes the direct free kick.

26:04

Alan Power challenges Richie Baker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mike Pearson.

25:40

The offside flag is raised against Louis Almond. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

23:43 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Adam Smith for unsporting behaviour.

19:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Mills on Richie Baker. Sean Hessey takes the direct free kick.

18:04

Corner from the left by-line taken by Richie Baker, Adam Smith manages to make a clearance.

16:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mamadou Fofana by Garry Hunter. Free kick taken by Andrew Boyce.

9:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Taylor on Tom Aldred. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

7:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joseph Jackson on Andrew Boyce. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

6:47

Alan Power is penalised for a handball. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

5:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Taylor. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

4:55

Matthew Flynn challenges Mamadou Fofana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tom Miller.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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