Ben Tomlinson's 11th goal in 13 games saw Lincoln stretch their unbeaten run to four games and deepen Aldershot's relegation fears.

Tom Miller put the Imps in front before Bradley Bubb levelled, but Thierry Audel then restored City's lead.

The Shots equalised again early in the second half when Dagenham loanee Josh Scott struck.

But Lincoln were not to be denied as in-form Tomlinson's 71st-minute effort proved decisive.

Andy Scott: Aldershot boss after Lincoln defeat

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"I just feel we have let ourselves down again and although we came back twice in the game you cannot defend like we defended and we've conceded three goals and you can't afford to have to score three or four goals every week.

"To have to score three or four goals to get a result is not good enough and Lincoln looked more dangerous going forward and after scoring our second goal we didn't create enough to score a third."

"We've got to win games now and it's about doing the basics right because they scored three goals from two set plays and we haven't defended them.

"We changed it around so players do their jobs and after conceding two set piece goals we didn't look dangerous."

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I think we thoroughly deserved it and could have had a couple more, but the lads were terrific.

Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"They started to cause us problems but we changed our shape and steadied things a bit, got on the front foot and had two or three chances where we could have put the game to bed.

"It's a bit difficult at times, with pitches like they are, to get the ball down and pass it like some of them want to and, sometimes, we're our own worst enemies - we play ourselves into trouble.

"But if we can keep playing in the right areas, turning teams round and working extremely hard then we can cause teams problems."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Aldershot Town

  • 12 Martin
  • 02 Oastler
  • 06 Webster
  • 15 Barker
  • 05 Taiwo Booked (Rowlands - 83' )
  • 04 Stanley
  • 22 Gibbs
  • 14 Roberts (Plummer - 77' )
  • 09 Williams
  • 11 Bubb
  • 16 Scott

Substitutes

  • 08 Rowlands
  • 21 Williams
  • 07 Mekki
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 25 Plummer

Lincoln City

  • 30 Townsend
  • 05 Audel
  • 03 Newton
  • 23 Brown
  • 02 Miller Booked
  • 26 Adams
  • 08 Power
  • 04 Jordan
  • 09 Rowe
  • 16 Robinson (Dixon - 87' )
  • 11 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 17 Dixon
  • 31 Preece
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 19 Nolan
  • 15 Gray
Ref: Adam Bromley
Att: 1,944

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

3 7

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 3.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 3.

90:00 +2:15

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

90:00 +0:34

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

89:47

Corner, Aldershot Town.

89:02

Foul by Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town).

89:02

Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

86:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Conner Robinson because of an injury.

82:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Solomon Taiwo.

82:46

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

82:46

Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

79:59

Foul by Thierry Audel (Lincoln City).

79:59

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

77:14

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

77:14

Thierry Audel (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

76:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tristan Plummer replaces Jordan Roberts.

75:44

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town).

75:44

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

74:51

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

74:51

Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

72:16

Attempt saved. Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

70:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 3. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Power with a headed pass.

64:49

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

64:49

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

59:20

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

58:15

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

57:52

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

57:31

Corner, Lincoln City.

57:15

Attempt saved. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sean Newton.

56:51

Corner, Lincoln City.

54:46

Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

54:46

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

53:01

Corner, Lincoln City.

52:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 2. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Webster with a cross.

51:48

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

51:48

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

50:25

Attempt missed. Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

49:27

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

49:27

Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

45:49

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

45:13

Attempt saved. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

45:00

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 1, Lincoln City 2.

45:00 +3:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Lincoln City 2.

45:00 +2:46

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

45:00 +2:07 Booking

Booking Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +2:00

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town).

45:00 +2:00

Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

40:36

Corner, Aldershot Town.

38:23

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

38:23

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

35:56

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

35:56

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

35:08 Booking

Booking Tom Miller (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

35:02

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

35:02

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

33:57

Corner, Aldershot Town.

33:41

Attempt blocked. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:27

Attempt missed. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Sean Newton.

30:12

Corner, Lincoln City.

29:57

Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

28:16

Corner, Aldershot Town.

25:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Lincoln City 2. Thierry Audel (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Newton.

24:16

Corner, Lincoln City.

18:49

Attempt missed. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

17:17

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

17:17

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

15:12

Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

13:52

Hand ball by Adam Webster (Aldershot Town).

13:10

Hand ball by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

12:23

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

9:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Lincoln City 1. Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Roberts.

9:24

Corner, Aldershot Town.

7:57

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Craig Stanley with a cross.

6:01

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

5:17

Attempt missed. Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

4:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Lincoln City 1. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Newton.

3:43

Corner, Lincoln City.

1:39

Corner, Lincoln City.

1:14

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town).

1:14

Alan Power (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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