Tom Miller's first-half header for Lincoln was enough to seal victory against Southport.

The midfielder nodded home from close range, latching onto Sean Newton's cross from the left wing.

Southport goalkeeper Danny Hurst denied the hosts a late second, frustrating Nick Wright from the penalty spot after James Smith was fouled.

Earlier, Lincoln keeper Paul Farman protected the hosts' lead, tipping Scott Brown's effort around the post.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 02 Miller
  • 03 Newton
  • 05 Boyce
  • 23 Brown
  • 04 Jordan
  • 06 Fofana
  • 08 Power (Foster - 90' )
  • 12 Sheridan (Dixon - 80' )
  • 19 Nolan
  • 11 Tomlinson (Wright - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Foster
  • 15 Gray
  • 17 Dixon
  • 09 Rowe
  • 10 Wright

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 02 Smith
  • 04 Akrigg (Almond - 67' )
  • 12 Challoner
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 06 Brown
  • 10 Ledsham Booked
  • 18 George
  • 26 Irie-Bi (Milligan - 73' )
  • 09 Tames
  • 15 Hattersley (Osawe - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Stevenson
  • 07 Chalmers
  • 08 Milligan
  • 11 Almond
  • 21 Osawe
Ref: Kavanagh
Att: 1,879

Match Stats

Shots

6 9

On target

2 6

Corners

10 5

Fouls

5 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:09

Nick Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke George. Luke George takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:54

Corner taken by Sean Newton from the left by-line. Header by Luke Foster misses to the right of the target.

89:45 Substitution

Substitution Alan Power goes off and Luke Foster comes on.

88:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nick Wright. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

86:35 Penalty

Placed penalty taken by Nick Wright saved by Danny Hurst. Lincoln City 1-0 Southport.

85:20

James Smith concedes a Penalty for a foul on Nick Wright.

81:16

Todd Jordan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Challoner. Free kick taken by Matthew Challoner.

81:02

Karl Ledsham takes a shot. Paul Farman catches the ball.

78:38 Substitution

Substitution Bohan Dixon on for Jake Sheridan.

78:38

Karl Ledsham takes a shot.

76:51

Corner taken by Alan Power.

72:32 Substitution

Substitution (Southport) makes a substitution, with Jamie Milligan coming on for Brice Irie-Bi.

70:49

Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Power. James Smith manages to make a clearance.

70:49 Substitution

Substitution Nick Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Tomlinson.

67:47

Ben Tomlinson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

65:25 Substitution

Substitution Chris Almond replaces Steve Akrigg.

65:25 Substitution

Substitution Danny Hattersley goes off and Osayamen Osawe comes on.

63:25

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

62:50

Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Power. Scott Brown manages to make a clearance.

59:06

Corner taken by Sean Newton.

55:51

Scott Brown takes a shot. Tom Miller manages to make a clearance.

54:19

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sean Newton.

53:54

Matthew Challoner fouled by Jon Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

50:12

Jon Nolan takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

48:26

Brice Irie-Bi takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:28 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:51

Scott Brown takes a shot. Diving save by Paul Farman.Corner taken by Brice Irie-Bi.

43:25

Brice Irie-Bi takes a shot. Jon Nolan gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Brice Irie-Bi.

39:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Tomlinson. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

37:07

Shot by Karl Ledsham went wide left of the goal.

35:04

Corner taken by Alan Power.

32:34

Ben Tomlinson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

31:02

Alan Power takes a shot. Diving save by Danny Hurst.Corner taken by Sean Newton. Steve Akrigg fouled by Mamadou Fofana, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

28:54

Unfair challenge on Alan Power by Scott Brown results in a free kick. Tom Miller restarts play with the free kick.

25:32

Sean Newton provided the assist for the goal.

25:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Miller - Lincoln 1 - 0 Southport Tom Miller scores with a header. Lincoln City 1-0 Southport.

22:36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Scott Brown.

22:11

Brice Irie-Bi takes a shot. A parry by Paul Farman prevents the goal.

19:37

Steve Akrigg takes a shot. A parry by Paul Farman prevents the goal. Corner from the left by-line taken by Scott Brown.

13:47 Booking

Booking

13:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Nolan by Karl Ledsham. Karl Ledsham receives a caution. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

7:59

Corner taken by Scott Brown from the left by-line.

4:19

Corner taken by Sean Newton. Danny Hurst punches the ball. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Sean Newton. Danny Hurst takes the free kick.

3:23

Corner taken by Sean Newton.

2:48

Unfair challenge on Mamadou Fofana by Scott Brown results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Miller.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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