Jon Nolan's breakaway goal saw Lincoln City end a five-game league winless run at the expense of Southport.

An even first period saw both sides create opportunities but lack the quality to take them.

The Imps threatened more in the second half and Ben Tomlinson somehow headed wide from Marlon Jackson's cross.

And seconds after the hosts almost went ahead, Lincoln won it on the break when Sean Newton raced forward and crossed to Nolan who scored at the far post.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Southport

  • 19 Stevenson
  • 02 Smith
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 12 Challoner
  • 24 Brown
  • 06 Brown Booked
  • 08 Milligan (Akrigg - 83' )
  • 14 Rutherford (Osawe - 60' )
  • 10 Ledsham
  • 18 George
  • 15 Hattersley

Substitutes

  • 04 Akrigg
  • 21 Osawe
  • 26 Irie-Bi
  • 05 Flynn
  • 01 Hurst

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 05 Boyce
  • 03 Newton
  • 23 Brown
  • 08 Power (Foster - 88' )
  • 19 Nolan
  • 15 Gray
  • 06 Fofana
  • 25 Sharp (Wright - 80' )
  • 22 Jackson (Dixon - 80' )
  • 11 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 17 Dixon
  • 07 Fairhurst
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 10 Wright
  • 27 Foster
Ref: Ben Toner
Att: 818

Match Stats

Shots

5 13

On target

1 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

15 8

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southport 0, Lincoln City 1.

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southport 0, Lincoln City 1.

90:00 +2:55

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

90:00 +0:27 Booking

Booking Scott Brown (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:23

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

90:00 +0:23

Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

88:23

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

88:23

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

87:53

Corner, Lincoln City.

87:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Luke Foster replaces Alan Power.

86:32

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

86:32

Nick Wright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

85:15

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

84:42

Attempt missed. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

83:48

Foul by Nick Wright (Lincoln City).

83:48

Matthew Challoner (Southport) wins a free kick.

82:48

Corner, Southport.

82:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Steve Akrigg replaces Jamie Milligan.

80:50

Offside, Lincoln City. Nick Wright tries a through ball, but Nick Wright is caught offside.

79:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Marlon Jackson.

79:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Nick Wright replaces Chris Sharp.

76:37

Offside, Southport. Osayamen Osawe tries a through ball, but Osayamen Osawe is caught offside.

74:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 0, Lincoln City 1. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City).

72:06

Corner, Southport.

71:13

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

70:33

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

70:33

Chris Sharp (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

69:00

Attempt missed. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

67:16

Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

65:23

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

62:27

Corner, Lincoln City.

62:05

Attempt blocked. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:03

Attempt blocked. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Power.

60:29

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

60:29

Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

59:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Osayamen Osawe replaces Paul Rutherford.

59:31

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

59:31

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

58:53

Attempt missed. Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Power with a cross.

55:42

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

55:42

James Smith (Southport) wins a free kick.

53:40

Attempt missed. Chris Sharp (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

52:01

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

52:01

Marlon Jackson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

47:42

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

47:42

Chris Sharp (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

46:59

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

46:17

Foul by David Fitzpatrick (Southport).

46:17

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

45:51

Attempt saved. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:00

Second Half begins Southport 0, Lincoln City 0.

45:00 +0:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southport 0, Lincoln City 0.

44:17

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

43:13

Foul by Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City).

43:13

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

41:07

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

39:42

Offside, Southport. Karl Ledsham tries a through ball, but Karl Ledsham is caught offside.

38:37

Foul by Paul Rutherford (Southport).

38:37

Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

35:34

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

35:34

Scott Brown (Southport) wins a free kick.

35:00

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

35:00

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

31:35

Offside, Southport. Karl Ledsham tries a through ball, but Karl Ledsham is caught offside.

31:06

Corner, Southport.

30:00

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

30:00

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

27:51

Corner, Southport.

27:31

Attempt blocked. Danny Hattersley (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

25:26

Offside, Lincoln City. Chris Sharp tries a through ball, but Chris Sharp is caught offside.

20:11

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

19:38

Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

18:14

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

18:14

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

17:04

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

16:28

Foul by Matt Brown (Southport).

16:28

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

15:37

Foul by Scott Brown (Southport).

15:37

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

8:53

Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

7:46

Foul by Mamadou Fofana (Lincoln City).

7:46

Luke George (Southport) wins a free kick.

3:54

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

3:54

Andrew Boyce (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

2:23

Foul by Karl Ledsham (Southport).

2:23

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

0:45

Foul by Matthew Challoner (Southport).

0:45

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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