Sean Newton struck a stoppage-time leveller as Lincoln snatched a point against play-off hopefuls Alfreton.

Connor Franklin headed Josh Law's free-kick against the crossbar for the hosts, while visiting defender Nat Brown twice headed wide.

Alfreton went in front when Shaun Harrad converted Dan Bradley's cross just after the hour mark.

But Newton lashed home in the fourth minute of added time after the Town defence failed to clear a corner.

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I thought Nick (Townsend) kept us in it and although we created some chances, their chances were better. We had to be brave with our substitutions and take a bit of height off and see if we could pass the ball through them and we started creating towards the end.

"Alfreton will probably be disappointed that they didn't take all the points as they had the better chances, but we hung in there and kept creating, kept probing and eventually got the goal.

"It was a great strike by Newts but we rode our luck to be fair. You never know how big that point will be at the end of the season and it just keeps the run going. The support we had was unbelievable, it makes you proud to be associated with this club and it must be great for the players to play in front of them."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Alfreton Town

  • 15 Worsnop
  • 07 Law
  • 10 Bradley
  • 16 Fenton
  • 02 Wood Booked
  • 05 Wylde
  • 03 Franklin
  • 25 Jones
  • 08 Shaw
  • 23 Poku
  • 24 Harrad

Substitutes

  • 09 Clayton
  • 06 Kempson
  • 18 Akinde
  • 20 McFadzean
  • 12 Meadows

Lincoln City

  • 30 Townsend
  • 23 Brown
  • 03 Newton
  • 05 Audel
  • 15 Gray Booked
  • 04 Jordan (Nolan - 74' )
  • 08 Power
  • 17 Dixon (Robinson - 61' )
  • 26 Adams
  • 09 Rowe (Sheridan - 74' )
  • 11 Tomlinson Booked

Substitutes

  • 24 Mendy
  • 16 Robinson
  • 31 Preece
  • 19 Nolan
  • 12 Sheridan
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 1,331

Match Stats

Shots

10 12

On target

6 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

14 8

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

90:00 +3:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 1. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

90:00 +2:51

Corner, Lincoln City.

90:00 +1:40

Corner, Lincoln City.

90:00 +1:25

Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

90:00 +0:03

Offside, Alfreton Town. Daniel Bradley tries a through ball, but Daniel Bradley is caught offside.

86:46

Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

86:01 Booking

Booking Dan Gray (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:45

Corner, Alfreton Town.

84:19 Booking

Booking Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83:56

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

83:56

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

83:11

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

81:23

Corner, Alfreton Town.

78:05

Foul by Conner Robinson (Lincoln City).

78:05

Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

76:37

Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

76:37

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

74:43

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

74:43

Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

74:25

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

74:25

Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

73:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan replaces Danny L. Rowe.

73:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Jon Nolan replaces Todd Jordan.

71:27

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

69:58

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

69:32

Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

69:32

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

66:55

Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

65:15

Corner, Alfreton Town.

63:28

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

63:28

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

62:24

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

60:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Bohan Dixon.

60:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 0. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Bradley.

58:56 Booking

Booking Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

57:59

Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

55:38

Attempt missed. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

52:36

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

52:36

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

51:29

Attempt missed. Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

51:18

Corner, Alfreton Town.

50:58

Attempt saved. Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

49:25

Attempt missed. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Shaw with a cross.

47:27

Offside, Alfreton Town. Daniel Bradley tries a through ball, but Daniel Bradley is caught offside.

45:51

Corner, Alfreton Town.

45:00

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 0, Lincoln City 0.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Lincoln City 0.

45:00 +1:23

Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

44:49

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

44:49

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

44:12

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

44:12

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

43:54

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

43:13

Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

43:13

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

40:52

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

40:25

Corner, Lincoln City.

36:53

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

36:53

Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

36:33

Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

36:33

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

35:05

Foul by Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town).

35:05

Nick Townsend (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

34:41

Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) hits the woodwork with a header from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Josh Law.

34:04

Corner, Alfreton Town.

33:07

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Newton.

32:26

Corner, Lincoln City.

31:25

Attempt saved. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Jon Worsnop.

30:49

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

30:49

Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

27:59

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

24:18

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

24:18

Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

23:42

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

23:42

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

21:06

Attempt saved. Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

18:04

Foul by Andrai Jones (Alfreton Town).

18:04

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

17:00

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

17:00

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

13:10

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Nick Fenton with a cross.

12:32

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

12:32

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

9:49

Offside, Alfreton Town. Josh Law tries a through ball, but Josh Law is caught offside.

6:18

Corner, Lincoln City.

5:10

Attempt saved. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the box is saved.

4:40

Foul by Connor Franklin (Alfreton Town).

4:40

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

4:13

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

0:49

Foul by Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City).

0:49

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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