Lincoln City beat Hereford United in a five-goal thriller at Sincil Bank.

Jamie Taylor's 35-yard lob put the home side ahead before Ryan Bowman made amends for missing a close-range header by firing in from Joshua O'Keefe's through-ball to make it 1-1.

Joe Heath's own goal put Lincoln ahead again and Colin Larkin's penalty made it 3-1 after Andy Gallinagh brought down Jake Sheridan in the area.

Will Evans' 25-yard strike set up a tense finish but the hosts held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City coach Grant Brown told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"That's 10 games unbeaten with six wins and three in a row in the league, so that's a great effort from the players and everyone concerned.

"Confidence spreads and the momentum switches and we just want to keep the run going.

"The fans have been fantastic in this run. They've started to come back and we need them to keep coming back in their numbers and, the more we get in, the more chance we've got of winning games."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 05 Boyce
  • 20 Miller
  • 30 Gilbert
  • 04 Mills
  • 08 Power (Oliver - 67' )
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 15 Gray Booked
  • 37 Fofana
  • 07 Smith (Bassele - 89' )
  • 10 Taylor (Larkin - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Turner
  • 06 Garner
  • 14 Oliver
  • 19 Bassele
  • 34 Larkin

Hereford

  • 01 Bittner
  • 02 Gallinagh
  • 03 Heath Booked
  • 06 Graham
  • 14 Stam Booked
  • 11 Clist Booked (Marsh - 80' )
  • 16 McQuilkin (Smikle - 61' )
  • 17 Evans
  • 18 Clucas
  • 21 O'Keefe
  • 19 Bowman Booked (Perry - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Hanford
  • 04 Pell
  • 22 Smikle
  • 15 Marsh
  • 26 Perry
Ref: Bull
Att: 2,233

Match Stats

Shots

7 9

On target

2 3

Corners

4 8

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:12

Long range shot by Will Evans goes over the bar.

90:00 +1:38

Unfair challenge on Andrew Boyce by Kyle Perry results in a free kick. Paul Farman takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:24

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Samuel Clucas.

88:28 Substitution

Substitution Aristede Bassele replaces Adam Smith.

88:09

Shot from just outside the box by Samuel Clucas misses to the left of the target.

84:49

Corner taken by Samuel Clucas, clearance by Adam Smith. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Samuel Clucas.

82:38

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Samuel Clucas, Andy Gallinagh takes a shot. Corner taken by Samuel Clucas from the left by-line. Tom Miller manages to make a clearance.

81:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Will Evans - Lincoln 3 - 2 Hereford Will Evans fires in a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 3-2 Hereford.

80:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Colin Larkin - Lincoln 3 - 1 Hereford Colin Larkin scores a penalty. Lincoln City 3-1 Hereford.

78:01 Substitution

Substitution (Hereford) makes a substitution, with Phil Marsh coming on for Simon Clist.

78:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vadaine Oliver on Andy Gallinagh. Shot on goal comes in from Samuel Clucas from the free kick, Andrew Boyce manages to make a clearance. Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Sheridan by Andy Gallinagh.

73:29

Outswinging corner taken by Samuel Clucas from the left by-line.

72:46

Foul by Mamadou Fofana on Samuel Clucas, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Samuel Clucas.

72:00

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Mills from the right by-line, clearance made by Stefan Stam.

70:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Heath - Lincoln 2 - 1 Hereford Headed own goal by Joe Heath. Lincoln City 2-1 Hereford.

65:43 Substitution

Substitution Colin Larkin replaces Jamie Taylor.

65:43 Substitution

Substitution Vadaine Oliver comes on in place of Alan Power.

65:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Smikle by Jake Sheridan. James Bittner takes the free kick.

59:50 Substitution

Substitution James McQuilkin goes off and Brian Smikle comes on.

59:50 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Perry comes on in place of Ryan Bowman.

58:35

The referee blows for offside. James Bittner takes the direct free kick.

57:06

Adam Smith takes a shot. Save by James Bittner. Alan Power has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

54:42

Assist on the goal came from Joshua O'Keefe.

54:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Bowman - Lincoln 1 - 1 Hereford Ryan Bowman scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-1 Hereford.

51:19

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Taylor. James Bittner takes the direct free kick.

50:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Miller by Ryan Bowman. Tom Miller takes the free kick.

48:17 Booking

Booking Booking for Stefan Stam for unsporting behaviour.

48:10

Stefan Stam challenges Alan Power unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:53 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +2:01

Tom Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Clucas. Samuel Clucas takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Taylor - Lincoln 1 - 0 Hereford Jamie Taylor fires in a goal from long distance high into the middle of the goal. Lincoln City 1-0 Hereford.

40:35

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Adam Smith.

40:35 Booking

Booking Ryan Bowman is shown a yellow card.

40:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stefan Stam on Jamie Taylor.

36:34

Joe Heath gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Gray. Daniel Gray takes the direct free kick.

35:58 Booking

Booking Booking for Joe Heath for unsporting behaviour.

35:42 Booking

Booking The referee books Daniel Gray for unsporting behaviour.

33:44

Gary Mills takes the direct free kick.

33:44 Booking

Booking Simon Clist booked.

33:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Taylor by Simon Clist.

31:49

Unfair challenge on Joe Heath by Jamie Taylor results in a free kick. Stefan Stam restarts play with the free kick.

31:00

Header from close in by Ryan Bowman misses to the left of the goal.

27:39

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Taylor. James Bittner takes the direct free kick. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Samuel Clucas.

26:46

Stefan Stam fouled by Jamie Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

24:35

Unfair challenge on Ryan Bowman by Tom Miller results in a free kick. Will Evans shoots direct from the free kick.

23:06

James McQuilkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Smith. Free kick taken by Peter Gilbert.

20:54

Unfair challenge on Andrew Boyce by Luke Graham results in a free kick. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Taylor on Stefan Stam. Direct free kick taken by James Bittner.

20:35

Ryan Bowman fouled by Andrew Boyce, the ref awards a free kick. Samuel Clucas takes the free kick.

18:36

James Bittner fouled by Andrew Boyce, the ref awards a free kick. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

16:00

Corner from left by-line taken by James McQuilkin.

14:33

Jake Sheridan takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alan Power. James Bittner makes a save.

11:21

Andrew Boyce fouled by Ryan Bowman, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

8:20

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Mills, clearance made by Stefan Stam. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Smith by Samuel Clucas. Alan Power shoots direct from the free kick.

7:19

The ball is sent over by Peter Gilbert, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Alan Power misses to the right of the target.

5:53

Will Evans takes a shot. Peter Gilbert gets a block in.

4:36

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken by Alan Power to short, save made by James Bittner.

2:43

Foul by Joe Heath on Jake Sheridan, free kick awarded. Gary Mills takes the direct free kick.

0:33

The official flags Ryan Bowman offside. Direct free kick taken by Paul Farman.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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