New Lincoln boss Gary Simpson saw his side come from a goal down to earn a vital point at Woking.

The home side took an early lead when Brett Johnson headed home former Lincoln captain John Nutter's cross.

But the Imps, who have just one league win since November, levelled through Vadaine Oliver's close-range header following good work by Adam Smith.

The point leaves Lincoln two points above the Blue Square Bet Premier drop zone in 18th while Woking are 10th.

The Imps handed debuts to Tony Diagne   and Nat Brown   after they tied up loan moves from Simpson's old club Macclesfield hours before kick-off.

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Woking manager Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"We got the ideal start, scoring in the first minute, and couldn't ask for a better start but all credit to them because they battled back.

A point won for Woking, says Hill

"No disrespect to the pitch but it's bobbling around out there today and we want to get the ball down and play.

"It became very direct which suited them.

"I look at it as a point won and I felt we did enough to win."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (2)

Woking

  • 30 Brown
  • 02 Newton
  • 03 Mike
  • 05 McNerney
  • 08 Parkinson
  • 16 Johnson (McCallum - 46' )
  • 26 Nutter
  • 04 Ricketts
  • 11 Betsy Booked
  • 09 Bubb
  • 25 Stockley (Williams - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 18 Putnins
  • 19 McCallum
  • 20 Grifftihs
  • 22 Frith
  • 14 Williams

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 03 Diagne Booked
  • 05 Boyce
  • 20 Miller Booked
  • 25 Brown
  • 08 Power
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 35 Turnbull Booked
  • 37 Fofana
  • 07 Smith
  • 14 Oliver

Substitutes

  • 31 Preece
  • 06 Garner
  • 10 Taylor
  • 23 Hobson
  • 34 Larkin
Ref: Bromley
Att: 1,766

Match Stats

Shots

5 5

On target

3 3

Corners

5 2

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:28 Full time

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

90:00 +1:27

The referee blows for offside against Vadaine Oliver. Free kick taken by Seb Brown.

89:36

Free kick taken by John Nutter.

89:36 Booking

Booking Tom Miller goes into the book.

89:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Nutter by Tom Miller.

85:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Nutter from the right by-line, save by Paul Farman.

84:54

The ball is crossed by Tom Miller, clearance made by Gavin McCallum.

83:21

Unfair challenge on Jake Sheridan by Mike Cestor results in a free kick. Paul Turnbull restarts play with the free kick.

82:36

Inswinging corner taken by Nathaniel Brown from the left by-line.

81:44 Substitution

Substitution Brett Williams replaces Jayden Stockley.

79:52 Booking

Booking Booking for Kevin Betsy.

79:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Miller by Mark Ricketts. Free kick taken by Tom Miller.

78:21

Adam Smith sends in a cross, save made by Seb Brown.

77:43

Unfair challenge on Tom Miller by Jayden Stockley results in a free kick. Paul Farman takes the direct free kick.

76:15

Shot by Bradley Bubb. Paul Farman makes a save. Corner taken by Kevin Betsy.

76:09

The ball is crossed by Gavin McCallum, Andrew Boyce makes a clearance.

75:59

John Nutter produces a cross, Nathaniel Brown makes a clearance.

74:52

Jack Parkinson fouled by Adam Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Ricketts takes the free kick.

73:39

Foul by Vadaine Oliver on Joe McNerney, free kick awarded. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

72:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jayden Stockley on Andrew Boyce. Alan Power restarts play with the free kick.

71:49

Centre by John Nutter, clearance by Vadaine Oliver.

71:18

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Nutter played to the near post, clearance by Paul Turnbull.

67:31

Gavin McCallum delivers the ball, Paul Farman makes a comfortable save.

66:04

Alan Power challenges Jack Parkinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

64:12

Adam Smith crosses the ball, Mike Cestor makes a clearance.

61:12

Corner taken right-footed by Alan Power from the left by-line, Foul by Vadaine Oliver on Joe McNerney, free kick awarded. Seb Brown takes the free kick.

59:53

Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Farman.

59:27

The ball is swung over by John Nutter, clearance by Nathaniel Brown.

57:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Miller by Gavin McCallum. Free kick taken by Tom Miller.

56:28

John Nutter takes the free kick.

56:28 Booking

Booking Booking for Paul Turnbull for unsporting behaviour.

56:19

Paul Turnbull challenges Gavin McCallum unfairly and gives away a free kick.

55:30

Jack Parkinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Power. Direct free kick taken by Tony Diagne.

54:45

The ball is delivered by Adam Smith, Mike Cestor makes a clearance.

52:53

Jake Sheridan sends in a cross.

50:59

Vadaine Oliver takes a shot. Save made by Adam Newton.

45:52

The ball is delivered by John Nutter, blocked by Tom Miller.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Brett Johnson goes off and Gavin McCallum comes on.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:20

Jayden Stockley is ruled offside. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

44:02

Jake Sheridan delivers the ball, Seb Brown makes a save.

42:50

John Nutter takes the free kick.

42:50 Booking

Booking Tony Diagne receives a yellow card.

42:41

Tony Diagne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Bubb.

41:51

Kevin Betsy produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

39:22

Mike Cestor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jake Sheridan. Direct free kick taken by Jake Sheridan.

38:44

Jayden Stockley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Farman.

35:51

Unfair challenge on Bradley Bubb by Tony Diagne results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Newton.

33:08

Tom Miller fouled by Brett Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Tom Miller from the free kick.

31:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Vadaine Oliver by Joe McNerney. Adam Smith shoots direct from the free kick.

29:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Betsy by Tony Diagne. The free kick is delivered right-footed by John Nutter from right wing, save made by Paul Farman.

26:52

Mike Cestor is penalised for a handball. Tom Miller restarts play with the free kick.

26:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by John Nutter, clearance made by Vadaine Oliver.

24:38

Assist on the goal came from Adam Smith.

24:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Vadaine Oliver - Woking 1 - 1 Lincoln Vadaine Oliver finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Woking 1-1 Lincoln City.

23:08

Jayden Stockley is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Tom Miller restarts play with the free kick.

20:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe McNerney by Vadaine Oliver. Adam Newton takes the direct free kick.

19:23

The referee blows for offside. Nathaniel Brown restarts play with the free kick.

16:58

Adam Smith challenges Bradley Bubb unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by John Nutter from right wing.

16:05

Vadaine Oliver is caught offside. Free kick taken by Seb Brown.

14:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Parkinson on Nathaniel Brown. Tom Miller restarts play with the free kick.

11:30

Jayden Stockley is penalised for a handball. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

8:34

Shot from just outside the box by Kevin Betsy goes over the bar.

5:30

The ball is swung over by Mamadou Fofana, clearance made by Joe McNerney.

3:44

Adam Smith takes a shot.

2:49

Jayden Stockley concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Boyce. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

2:24

Adam Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Newton. Direct free kick taken by John Nutter.

1:01

The assist for the goal came from John Nutter.

1:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Brett Johnson - Woking 1 - 0 Lincoln Brett Johnson scores a headed goal from inside the area. Woking 1-0 Lincoln City.

0:29

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by John Nutter from the right by-line,

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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