Lincoln missed out on a third straight Conference Premier victory after being held to a draw by strugglers Chester.

Delano Sam-Yorke fired the Imps into the lead by slotting from close range after a defensive mix-up.

But Chester levelled through Matty Taylor, who lashed past Nick Townsend.

Lincoln's Alan Power then saw his penalty saved by Aaron Chapman after Matt Brown handled in the area and the visitors almost won it at the death but Townsend parried to deny John Rooney.

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"We could have won it in the first half, but I said to my players at half-time that the only team which could have beaten us today were ourselves.

"We allowed them to get back into the game, they got the goal and then had a couple more opportunities, we then had the penalty and I don't know how we missed when Nat Brown shot over the bar late on as well.

"But it's another point, another game unbeaten and we just move on.

"We played some great stuff in the first half on a difficult pitch but [in the second half] they turned us round, got their wide players cutting in and we didn't close them down as well. We were at sixes and sevens late on, but we had some opportunities and could have or probably should have won it."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Lincoln City

  • 30 Townsend
  • 02 Miller
  • 23 Brown
  • 05 Audel
  • 03 Newton
  • 04 Jordan
  • 12 Sheridan (Robinson - 62' )
  • 26 Adams
  • 08 Power
  • 18 Sam-Yorke
  • 11 Tomlinson

Substitutes

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

Chester

  • 31 Chapman
  • 12 Turner
  • 17 Brown Booked
  • 27 Killock
  • 03 Heath Booked (Mainwaring - 20' )
  • 16 Bond
  • 21 Mahon (Menagh - 68' )
  • 24 Rooney
  • 08 Jarrett
  • 10 Taylor Booked
  • 19 Seddon

Substitutes

  • 02 Kay
  • 09 Mainwaring
  • 01 Danby
  • 11 Lindfield
  • 34 Menagh
Ref: Colin Lymer
Att: 2,354

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

7 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

4 5

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Chester FC 1.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Chester FC 1.

90:00 +2:46

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

90:00 +1:10

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

89:46

Corner, Chester FC.

88:21

Attempt saved. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

87:32

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85:45

Attempt saved. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84:58 Booking

Booking Matt Brown (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:51

Foul by Matt Brown (Chester FC).

84:51

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

84:04

Attempt saved. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

83:01

Offside, Chester FC. Matty Taylor tries a through ball, but Matty Taylor is caught offside.

82:36

Corner, Lincoln City.

79:55

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

76:42

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Chester FC) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

73:00

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City).

73:00

Matty Mainwaring (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

70:39

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

67:59 Booking

Booking Matty Taylor (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

67:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Jamie Menagh replaces Craig Mahon.

66:46

Attempt missed. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

65:45

Attempt saved. Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

64:39

Attempt saved. Ross Killock (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by John Rooney.

64:05

Corner, Chester FC.

61:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Jake Sheridan.

61:23

Penalty saved! Alan Power (Lincoln City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

60:17

Penalty conceded by Matt Brown (Chester FC) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

55:50

Foul by Matty Taylor (Chester FC).

55:50

Thierry Audel (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

55:21

Attempt missed. Matt Brown (Chester FC) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by John Rooney with a cross.

54:17

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

54:17

Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

51:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Chester FC 1. Matty Taylor (Chester FC) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner.

48:52

Offside, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan tries a through ball, but Jake Sheridan is caught offside.

46:46

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

46:46

Andrew Bond (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Chester FC 0.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Chester FC 0.

45:00 +0:40

Attempt saved. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

40:05

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

37:29

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

35:28

Offside, Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson tries a through ball, but Ben Tomlinson is caught offside.

33:18

Corner, Chester FC.

32:37

Attempt saved. Lewis Turner (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

26:47

Attempt missed. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

26:17

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

26:17

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

25:33

Attempt saved. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

23:38

Corner, Lincoln City.

23:18

Corner, Lincoln City.

22:56

Corner, Lincoln City.

20:25

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

19:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Matty Mainwaring replaces Joe Heath because of an injury.

17:52

Corner, Chester FC.

15:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Chester FC 0. Delano Sam-Yorke (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Miller.

11:39 Booking

Booking Joe Heath (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

11:31

Foul by Joe Heath (Chester FC).

11:31

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

8:27

Foul by Lewis Turner (Chester FC).

8:27

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

7:05

Offside, Chester FC. Gareth Seddon tries a through ball, but Gareth Seddon is caught offside.

1:30

Attempt missed. Joe Heath (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

1:08

Corner, Chester FC.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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