Danny Rowe's last-minute goal gave Lincoln a first win in four matches and effectively ended Salisbury's hopes of reaching the play-offs.

The hosts took the lead when Jamie White beat Imps keeper Nick Townsend at the second attempt.

Lincoln drew level through Sean Newton's free-kick and they nearly went ahead when Kris Bright's volley and Tom Miller's header went close.

Rowe secured the win with a clinical finish past keeper James Bittner.

Salisbury are seven points off sixth place with three games to go, while Lincoln are 15th.

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"Unfortunately injuries have cost us today, the threadbare squad that we've got became apparent.

"Lincoln piled on the pressure in the last part of the second half and we succumbed.

"Had we not picked up those injuries then the least we come out with is a point.

"I'm disappointed that we've got ourselves into a winning position and not been able to see it through."

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"They're tough games at this stage of the season, they're not pretty. It wasn't a classic but I thought that having conceded a goal from a mistake, we scored two good goals.

"We seem to have these cameos where a player's come on and done something and Danny's done that today. I've been waiting for a goal like that from him but you want to see that for longer periods, you want to start them and see it.

"Salisbury have been on a good run and to come here and beat them, at home and when they've got their tails up, is a good result.

"It's been frustrating (this season) because I don't think we've been that far away. If we could have picked up a couple of wins in that barren spell when we were struggling for players then we might have been coming into these last four games with something to go at but it's been a learning curve for everybody."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Salisbury City

  • 25 Bittner
  • 04 Brett
  • 30 Amankwaah (Fitchett - 75' )
  • 06 Wilson
  • 05 Clarke (Wellard - 79' )
  • 07 McPhee
  • 11 Frear
  • 14 Sinclair
  • 31 Sheringham
  • 10 Lewis
  • 09 White

Substitutes

  • 01 Puddy
  • 20 Fitchett
  • 08 Wellard
  • 18 Flint

Lincoln City

  • 30 Townsend
  • 03 Newton
  • 02 Miller
  • 27 Foster (Gray - 93' )
  • 23 Brown
  • 26 Adams Booked
  • 07 Arthur (Robinson - 46' )
  • 08 Power
  • 24 Mendy (Rowe - 67' )
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 18 Bright

Substitutes

  • 15 Gray
  • 16 Robinson
  • 19 Nolan
  • 09 Rowe
  • 31 Preece
Ref: Craig Hicks
Att: 952

Match Stats

Shots

4 5

On target

2 3

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Salisbury City 1, Lincoln City 2.

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Salisbury City 1, Lincoln City 2.

90:00 +2:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Dan Gray replaces Luke Foster because of an injury.

89:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Salisbury City 1, Lincoln City 2. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

88:05

Foul by Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City).

88:05

Luke Foster (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

87:08

Offside, Lincoln City. Danny L. Rowe tries a through ball, but Danny L. Rowe is caught offside.

86:36

Attempt saved. Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

85:44

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

85:07

Corner, Lincoln City.

81:46

Foul by Jamie White (Salisbury City).

81:46

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

78:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces James Clarke.

77:26

Corner, Lincoln City.

74:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett replaces Kevin Amankwaah.

69:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Salisbury City 1, Lincoln City 1. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

68:44

Foul by James Clarke (Salisbury City).

68:44

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

68:10

Foul by Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City).

68:10

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

67:35

Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

67:35

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

66:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Danny L. Rowe replaces Arnaud Mendy.

66:49

Attempt missed. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

61:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Salisbury City 1, Lincoln City 0. Jamie White (Salisbury City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner.

55:47

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

55:47

Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

53:31

Foul by Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City).

53:31

Luke Foster (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

48:00

Corner, Lincoln City.

45:01

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Koby Arthur.

45:01

Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Salisbury City 0, Lincoln City 0.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

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

45:00 +1:26

Hand ball by Koby Arthur (Lincoln City).

45:00 +0:29

Attempt missed. Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

45:00 +0:03

Attempt blocked. Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:17

Foul by Chris McPhee (Salisbury City).

44:17

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

42:24

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).

42:24

Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

41:37

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

38:25 Booking

Booking Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38:14

Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

38:14

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

37:28

Foul by Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City).

37:28

Kris Bright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

36:11

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

36:11

Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

32:53

Corner, Salisbury City.

31:30

Corner, Salisbury City.

19:03

Foul by James Clarke (Salisbury City).

19:03

Koby Arthur (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

14:40

Foul by Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City).

14:40

Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

13:41

Foul by Luke Foster (Lincoln City).

13:41

Jamie White (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

13:11

Offside, Lincoln City. Kris Bright tries a through ball, but Kris Bright is caught offside.

7:46

Foul by Theo Lewis (Salisbury City).

7:46

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

0:09

Corner, Salisbury City.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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