Wesley York's dramatic injury-time winner earned Nuneaton a vital win in their fight to avoid relegation over fellow strugglers Lincoln.

York unleashed an unstoppable strike in the 93rd minute to move Boro within a point of their opponents.

The hosts could have opened the scoring in only the second minute, but Gareth Dean's effort was blocked.

Nathaniel Brown had the visitors' best chance, but he headed straight at Nuneaton goalkeeper Lee Burge.

The Imps now lie just one place above the relegation zone after their third defeat in four outings.

Sixty people were arrested for violent disorder before the match.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Imps will keep battling - Simpson

"It was a great strike, to be fair, and it was going to take something like that to win the game. Conditions were difficult, it wasn't a great spectacle and draw would have been a fair result but a wonder strike in injury time has cost us again.

"It is a tough defeat to take and everybody is disappointed. It was a game we thought we could get something out of and it looked like we would get something from it, but when you're down there these things come to kick you and it's how we react to it.

"We're not going down without a fight, there's no two ways about it. At times it seems like everything's against you but it's about sticking together and coming out fighting."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Nuneaton

  • 23 Burge
  • 03 Phillips
  • 04 Cowan
  • 05 Dean
  • 14 Forsdick Booked (Dance - 73' )
  • 21 O'Halloran
  • 12 Armson
  • 13 Sleath
  • 07 York
  • 10 Brown
  • 27 Moult (Cartwright - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Cartwright
  • 15 Gordon
  • 24 McNamee
  • 11 Adams
  • 25 Dance

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 03 Diagne
  • 05 Boyce
  • 20 Miller Booked
  • 25 Brown
  • 04 Jordan
  • 08 Power
  • 37 Fofana
  • 07 Smith (Jones - 76' )
  • 10 Taylor (Sheridan - 75' )
  • 23 Hobson Booked

Substitutes

  • 31 Preece
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 15 Gray
  • 18 Jones
  • 36 Dali
Ref: Kavanagh
Att: 1,122

Match Stats

Shots

10 6

On target

6 4

Corners

7 4

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:19 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Wesley York - Nuneaton 1 - 0 Lincoln Wesley York scores a goal from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Nuneaton 1-0 Lincoln City.

90:00 +1:43

A cross is delivered by Wesley York.

89:16

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Armson, Tony Diagne manages to make a clearance.

87:53

Tom Miller delivers the ball, blocked by Stephen O'Halloran. Corner taken right-footed by Alan Power, clearance made by Stephen O'Halloran.

86:58 Substitution

Substitution Louis Moult goes off and Neil Cartwright comes on.

86:24

Centre by Stephen O'Halloran, Andy Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Boyce. Paul Farman takes the indirect free kick.

84:37

The ball is delivered by James Dance, clearance by Tom Miller. Inswinging corner taken by James Armson, clearance made by Nathaniel Brown. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Armson, Gavin Cowan takes a shot. Clearance made by Todd Jordan.

81:42

The ball is swung over by Jake Jones, Gareth Dean makes a clearance.

80:37

A cross is delivered by Jake Sheridan, Stephen O'Halloran gets a block in. Alan Power takes a outswinging corner.

79:31

James Dance delivers the ball, Nathaniel Brown makes a clearance.

79:00

Effort from 12 yards by Alan Power. Gavin Cowan gets a block in.

78:44

The ball is swung over by Jake Sheridan, clearance by Gareth Dean.

74:59 Substitution

Substitution Jake Jones replaces Adam Smith.

74:59 Substitution

Substitution Jake Sheridan replaces Jamie Taylor.

72:27 Substitution

Substitution (Nuneaton) makes a substitution, with James Dance coming on for Simon Forsdick.

70:35

Foul by Simon Forsdick on Alan Power, free kick awarded. Alan Power takes the direct free kick.

69:28

Louis Moult challenges Tom Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

67:11

A cross is delivered by Stephen O'Halloran, Tom Miller makes a clearance. James Armson has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

64:58

Centre by Wesley York.

64:09

The ball is swung over by Tom Miller, save by Lee Burge.

63:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mamadou Fofana by Andy Brown. Nathaniel Brown takes the indirect free kick.

55:38

Adam Smith delivers the ball, Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Save by Lee Burge. The ball is delivered by Jamie Taylor, Gareth Dean manages to make a clearance.

53:20

Free kick taken by James Armson.

53:20 Booking

Booking Tom Miller is cautioned.

52:54

Unfair challenge on Louis Moult by Tom Miller results in a free kick.

51:42

Adam Smith is caught offside. Lee Burge restarts play with the free kick.

50:52

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Nathaniel Brown.

49:33

Danny Sleath takes a shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Mamadou Fofana. Corner taken by James Armson.

48:30

Nathaniel Brown fouled by Louis Moult, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Farman takes the indirect free kick.

47:42

Foul by Danny Sleath on Mamadou Fofana, free kick awarded. Andrew Boyce takes the direct free kick.

47:14

Foul by Adam Smith on Aaron Phillips, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aaron Phillips.

46:20

The ball is swung over by Gavin Cowan, clearance made by Andrew Boyce.

45:38

Tony Diagne produces a cross.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:24 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:48

Lee Burge restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:48 Booking

Booking The referee shows Craig Hobson a yellow card for dissent.

45:00 +0:40

Craig Hobson is caught offside.

44:01

Foul by Craig Hobson on Gareth Dean, free kick awarded. Aaron Phillips takes the direct free kick.

42:06

The ball is delivered by Aaron Phillips, Andrew Boyce makes a clearance. James Armson takes the outswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gavin Cowan misses to the right of the target.

38:39

James Armson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Taylor. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

37:49

The ball is delivered by Adam Smith.

36:14

The official flags Stephen O'Halloran offside. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

32:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Hobson on Gareth Dean. Aaron Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

32:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Diagne by Wesley York. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

31:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Forsdick on Mamadou Fofana. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Farman.

29:10

Corner taken by Alan Power from the right by-line, Tony Diagne produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

26:54

The referee blows for offside against Alan Power. Lee Burge takes the indirect free kick.

25:41

Shot from 20 yards by Wesley York. Blocked by Andrew Boyce.

24:40

Unfair challenge on James Armson by Mamadou Fofana results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Armson.

22:03

Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan Power, clearance made by Gavin Cowan. Corner taken right-footed by Alan Power, Gareth Dean makes a clearance. Alan Power sends in a cross, save by Lee Burge. Alan Power crosses the ball, Nathaniel Brown takes a shot. Lee Burge makes a save.

22:03 Booking

Booking Simon Forsdick booked for unsporting behaviour.

21:54

Simon Forsdick challenges Craig Hobson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

21:05

The ball is sent over by Adam Smith, save made by Lee Burge.

17:50

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Burge.

16:00

Alan Power challenges James Armson unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Armson has an effort direct from the free kick.

15:15

Foul by Craig Hobson on Gavin Cowan, free kick awarded. Gavin Cowan restarts play with the free kick.

11:25

The ball is delivered by Louis Moult.

10:21

Centre by Aaron Phillips, clearance by Andrew Boyce. Corner taken right-footed by James Armson from the right by-line, Gareth Dean takes a shot. Clearance by Alan Power.

7:31

Danny Sleath has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

3:59

Effort on goal by Todd Jordan from 25 yards. Aaron Phillips gets a block in. Alan Power has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

3:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Dean on Craig Hobson. Alan Power takes the direct free kick.

3:13

The ball is sent over by Aaron Phillips.

1:45

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Armson, Gareth Dean takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Brown.

0:19

The ball is swung over by Jamie Taylor, save by Lee Burge.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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