Conference Premier side Lincoln City battled to a goalless draw against League Two Plymouth Argyle in the first round of the FA Cup.

Argyle created chances early on, as Reuben Reid had a headed effort from within the six-yard box well saved.

The hosts grew into the tie and went close when Nick Wright saw his effort parried away by Jake Cole.

Luke Young had the best opportunity late on when his dinked ball over the Imps keeper was inches off target.

The replay will take place at Home Park on Wednesday, 20 November.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I think we played okay again. The opportunities that we've had, we just couldn't put away. It was tight and they came into the game late on as we tired a bit in midfield but I think a draw was a fair result.

"Sometimes we fell asleep and didn't pick the runners up but overall we acquitted ourselves quite well. A better ball into the box might have given us some reward but it's another tie and more money in the coffers but we're doing it the hard way."

Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

"We had good possession of the ball, especially in the second half, and I think if we'd used it a lot better, we could possibly have got one or two goals - but I was pleased with the way we played.

"I thought he [on-loan striker Tope Obadeyi] came on and looked sharp and bright. He's very quick and he'll give us that threat in behind, and I thought he did well. He only met up with us last night so full credit to him.

"Our form's not too bad at the moment - we've got to make sure we get through and I'll expect another tough game, but we're at home and I expect us to win."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 02 Miller Booked
  • 03 Newton
  • 19 Nolan (Fofana - 75' )
  • 05 Boyce
  • 23 Brown
  • 08 Power Booked
  • 04 Jordan
  • 11 Tomlinson
  • 22 Jackson (Sheridan - 71' )
  • 10 Wright (Dixon - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Fofana
  • 07 Fairhurst
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 15 Gray
  • 17 Dixon
  • 27 Foster
  • 31 Preece

Plymouth Argyle

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 28 Reckord
  • 17 Nelson
  • 16 Trotman
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 14 Young
  • 06 Hourihane Booked
  • 07 Alessandra
  • 09 Reid Booked
  • 08 Boco (Obadeyi - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Blizzard
  • 15 Wotton
  • 18 Harvey
  • 20 Bencherif
  • 23 McCormick
  • 26 Obadeyi
  • 27 Gurrieri
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 2,924

Match Stats

Shots

7 17

On target

3 5

Corners

5 9

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

90:00 +3:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

90:00 +1:40

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

90:00 +1:40

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:33

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

89:33

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:59 Booking

Booking Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

88:52

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:45

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

87:54

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

86:43

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

82:23

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Paul Farman.

82:02

Attempt saved. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

81:45

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathaniel Brown.

81:23

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathaniel Brown.

81:01

Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

78:11 Substitution

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

77:52

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Miller.

77:03

Attempt blocked. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

75:29

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathaniel Brown.

74:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Mamadou Fofana replaces Jon Nolan.

73:45

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

70:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan replaces Marlon Jackson.

70:00

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:58

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

67:37

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

66:36

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:36

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

65:18 Booking

Booking Tom Miller (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

65:13

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:13

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

64:17

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:55

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

60:55 Booking

Booking Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

60:50

Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:50

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

57:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tope Obadeyi replaces Romuald Boco.

56:06

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jake Cole.

55:44

Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

54:25

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

52:32

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:32

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

51:33

Attempt saved. Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

49:47

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:47

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

47:28

Attempt missed. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

46:48

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:48

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

46:13 Booking

Booking Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

45:00

Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +2:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +1:20

(Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:20

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City).

45:00 +0:33

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Romuald Boco.

44:37

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

44:37

Nick Wright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:00

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jamie Reckord.

38:35

Attempt missed. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

37:43

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:43

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

37:05

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

36:31

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

36:31

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:08

Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

35:26

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ben Tomlinson.

35:04

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:04

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

30:31

Attempt saved. Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:13

Foul by Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City).

27:13

Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:48

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:48

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

20:03

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

17:38

Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

17:04

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

17:04

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:08

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

14:08

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

13:37

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

13:37

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:00

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andrew Boyce.

11:06

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

9:25

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

8:38

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

8:38

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:02

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Lewis Alessandra.

7:12

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

5:48

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:28

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nick Wright.

4:52

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Sean Newton.

1:52

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

0:36

Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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