A goal in each half from Ben Tomlinson helped Lincoln beat Kidderminster at Sincil Bank.

Tomlinson put the Imps ahead from close range before Harriers were twice denied an equaliser when Marvin Johnson and Amari Morgan-Smith had efforts saved.

Imps goalkeeper Nick Townsend was again in action after the break pushing away Chey Dunkley's drive.

Tomlinson then sealed the points for Lincoln with his 15th goal of the season from six yards on 78 minutes.

New Harriers boss Andy Thorn made three changes, dropping goalkeeper Danny Lewis for Nathan Vaughan, bringing in Josh O'Keefe for his first start and recalling centre-half Chey Dunkley for his first start since being sent off in the 6-0 defeat at Luton on 28 December.

But Harriers have now picked up just one point out of a possible 12, having not won in the Conference Premier since Thorn's first game in charge on 11 January, during which time they have dropped to 10th in the table.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"I thought we played well. In the second half in particular we played against the wind very well, protected our keeper a lot, defended well and played some decent stuff.

"Delano (Sam-Yorke) took a whack on the ankle so he'll be touch and go for next week but he suits how we play. With one striker up and another off him he seems to thrive on it. He can hold the ball up and create chances.

"Ben's a goalscorer, he's brave and in the last half a dozen games or so he's got his act together, kept the ball better and done well.

"I'm pleased we got the three points and a clean sheet, that's 42 points now so we just keep going. I want us to put a run together and see where it takes us if the consistency and the confidence continues."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (3)

Lincoln City

  • 30 Townsend
  • 23 Brown
  • 02 Miller
  • 03 Newton
  • 05 Audel
  • 08 Power Booked
  • 04 Jordan Booked
  • 12 Sheridan Booked
  • 26 Adams
  • 11 Tomlinson
  • 18 Sam-Yorke

Substitutes

  • 15 Gray
  • 09 Rowe
  • 16 Robinson
  • 31 Preece
  • 19 Nolan

Kidderminster Harriers

  • 23 Vaughan
  • 02 Vaughan Booked
  • 03 Demetriou
  • 06 Dunkley
  • 30 Gowling
  • 07 Byrne (Aloi - 70' )
  • 04 Storer Booked
  • 25 O'Keefe Booked
  • 18 Gittings (Ladapo - 58' )
  • 09 Gash (Morgan-Smith - 9' )
  • 11 Johnson

Substitutes

  • 15 Grimes
  • 22 Morgan-Smith
  • 28 Aloi
  • 01 Lewis
  • 24 Ladapo
Ref: Ben Toner

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

3 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

13 7

Live Text Commentary

+3:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

90:00 +2:39 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

89:37

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

89:37

Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

83:52

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

83:52

Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

80:07

Attempt missed. Santiago Aloi (Kidderminster Harriers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

78:43 Booking

Booking Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:33

Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Kidderminster Harriers).

78:33

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

77:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 2, Kidderminster Harriers 0. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Delano Sam-Yorke with a cross.

75:56

Attempt missed. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box.

72:53

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

72:11

Corner, Lincoln City.

69:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Santiago Aloi replaces Jack Byrne.

68:07

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

68:07

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

59:55

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

58:58 Booking

Booking Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:52

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

58:52

Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

57:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Freddie Ladapo replaces Callum Gittings.

57:22

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

57:22

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

56:10 Booking

Booking Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:05

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

50:05

Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).

50:05

Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

48:03

Foul by Nick Townsend (Lincoln City).

48:03

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

47:39

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

47:17

Attempt saved. Cheyenne Dunkley (Kidderminster Harriers) header from the centre of the box is saved.

45:35

Corner, Lincoln City.

45:15

Foul by Jack Byrne (Kidderminster Harriers).

45:15

Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

45:00 +3:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0.

43:52

Corner, Lincoln City.

42:14

Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box.

40:14

Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

38:43

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

37:09

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

36:17

Attempt missed. Thierry Audel (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

35:44

Corner, Lincoln City.

34:41

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Marvin Johnson tries a through ball, but Marvin Johnson is caught offside.

31:48

Attempt missed. Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

29:45 Booking

Booking Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29:37

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

29:37

Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

27:19

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

27:19

Marvin Johnson (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

25:10

Corner, Lincoln City.

24:18

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) hits the bar with a header from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Kyle Storer.

23:26

Corner, Kidderminster Harriers.

21:33

Foul by Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers).

21:33

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

20:36 Booking

Booking Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

20:28

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

20:28

Lee Vaughan (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

19:26

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

19:26

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

19:11

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

19:11

Josh Gowling (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

18:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Kidderminster Harriers 0. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Delano Sam-Yorke with a cross.

15:20

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

14:54

Foul by Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers).

14:54

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

13:04

Attempt saved. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

11:37

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

11:37

Amari Morgan-Smith (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

9:43

Foul by Callum Gittings (Kidderminster Harriers).

9:43

Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

8:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Kidderminster Harriers. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Michael Gash because of an injury.

8:17

Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

7:16 Booking

Booking Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

7:07

Foul by Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers).

7:07

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

5:54

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

5:29

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

5:29

Kyle Storer (Kidderminster Harriers) wins a free kick.

3:58

Attempt saved. Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

1:20

Offside, Kidderminster Harriers. Michael Gash tries a through ball, but Michael Gash is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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