Welling keeper Lee Butcher produced a stunning display to earn his side victory in a tight affair at Park View Road.

Both keepers were called into action early on with Butcher denying Ben Tomlinson and David Preece then expertly saved a Blaine Hudson header.

The visitors pressed for the lead and Butcher was busy again, twice keeping out efforts from Marlon Jackson.

The hosts winner came when Jake Gallagher converted Joe Healy's pass.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"We deserved something out of the game, there's no two ways about it. We've had that many chances - we've hit the woodwork, we've worked their keeper. I can't fault the lads, they've given everything they've got and I thought we were the better team to be honest.

"I'm just hoping things are going to turn and we'll get the rub of the green. We're disappointed and the lads are a little bit down because they've worked extremely hard. We made half a mistake and it's cost us.

"We're looking all the time at how we can improve on scoring goals but it was about taking them today. If we'd taken the chances we'd have won comfortably."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Welling United

  • 18 Butcher
  • 05 Franks
  • 14 Hudson
  • 03 Obersteller
  • 15 Dyer (Bergqvist - 74' )
  • 02 Fazackerley
  • 08 Clarke Booked
  • 33 Healy
  • 04 Gallagher
  • 09 Guthrie
  • 07 Hughes-Mason (Lafayette - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 17 Webb
  • 06 Bergqvist
  • 13 Turner
  • 26 Cargill
  • 10 Lafayette

Lincoln City

  • 31 Preece
  • 23 Brown
  • 05 Boyce
  • 27 Foster (Fairhurst - 62' )
  • 03 Newton
  • 02 Miller
  • 17 Dixon (Wright - 75' )
  • 04 Jordan
  • 08 Power
  • 22 Jackson
  • 11 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 19 Nolan
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 15 Gray
  • 10 Wright
  • 07 Fairhurst
Ref: Richard Martin
Att: 746

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

5 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Welling United 1, Lincoln City 0.

90:00 +4:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Welling United 1, Lincoln City 0.

90:00 +3:40

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

90:00 +3:40

Jake Gallagher (Welling United) wins a free kick.

90:00 +2:27

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

90:00 +2:27

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:50

Corner, Welling United.

90:00 +0:32

Foul by Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City).

90:00 +0:32

Fraser Franks (Welling United) wins a free kick.

89:51

Corner, Lincoln City.

83:35

Corner, Lincoln City.

82:49

Corner, Welling United.

82:01

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

82:01

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

78:40

Foul by Doug Bergqvist (Welling United).

78:40

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

78:03

Offside, Lincoln City. Todd Jordan tries a through ball, but Todd Jordan is caught offside.

76:57

Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

76:24 Booking

Booking Lee Clarke (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75:53

Foul by Lee Clarke (Welling United).

75:53

Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

74:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Nick Wright replaces Bohan Dixon.

74:01

Attempt saved. Fraser Franks (Welling United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Jack Obersteller with a cross.

73:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Welling United. Doug Bergqvist replaces Alex Dyer.

72:51

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

72:51

Alex Dyer (Welling United) wins a free kick.

71:48

Corner, Lincoln City.

70:24

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

70:24

Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick.

64:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Welling United. Ross Lafayette replaces Kiernan Hughes-Mason.

63:44

Attempt missed. Waide Fairhurst (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

62:58

Corner, Lincoln City.

61:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Waide Fairhurst replaces Luke Foster.

61:23

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left from a direct free kick.

60:54

Foul by Joe Healy (Welling United).

60:54

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

59:48

Offside, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon tries a through ball, but Bohan Dixon is caught offside.

58:54

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marlon Jackson with a cross.

58:05

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United).

58:05

Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

54:18

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

54:18

Alex Dyer (Welling United) wins a free kick.

52:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Welling United 1, Lincoln City 0. Jake Gallagher (Welling United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

49:04

Offside, Welling United. Kurtis Guthrie tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

48:00

Attempt blocked. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Power.

47:49

Corner, Lincoln City.

45:21

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

45:21

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Welling United 0, Lincoln City 0.

45:00 +0:57 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Welling United 0, Lincoln City 0.

44:30

Corner, Lincoln City.

41:34

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

41:34

Blaine Hudson (Welling United) wins a free kick.

39:36

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

38:47

Foul by Fraser Franks (Welling United).

38:47

Luke Foster (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

37:32

Foul by Jack Obersteller (Welling United).

37:32

Luke Foster (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

36:47

Corner, Lincoln City.

36:11

Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

30:55

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29:08

Foul by Alex Dyer (Welling United).

29:08

Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

27:40

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

27:40

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

26:52

Attempt saved. Alex Dyer (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

25:58

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City).

25:58

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

23:04

Foul by Lee Clarke (Welling United).

23:04

Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

22:00

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

20:46

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

20:46

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

19:01

Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Miller with a cross.

16:17

Attempt saved. Blaine Hudson (Welling United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Jack Obersteller.

15:59

Corner, Welling United.

15:12

Attempt saved. Joe Healy (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

14:09

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

14:09

Kiernan Hughes-Mason (Welling United) wins a free kick.

11:43

Attempt missed. Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Loui Fazackerley with a cross.

9:28

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Welling United).

9:28

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

7:17

Attempt missed. Joe Healy (Welling United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

5:55

Attempt saved. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

4:12

Corner, Lincoln City.

3:41

Corner, Lincoln City.

2:59

Corner, Lincoln City.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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