FC Halifax continued their 100% start with victory over 10-man Lincoln.

Hamza Bencherif charged down a clearance to give the Imps the lead in fortuitous circumstances.

Marc Roberts forced in an Adam Smith cross to level and Scott Boden put the hosts ahead from 12 yards after Arnaud Mendy was deemed to have handled.

Ben Tomlinson equalised for Lincoln from the spot after he was fouled by James Bolton before Bencherif was sent off and Steve Williams won it.

The centre-half scrambled home after City goalkeeper Nick Townsend dropped a Danny Schofield corner in front of the former Bradford City and Macclesfield man.

The Shaymen's fifth successive win means they now top the Conference by three points, while Lincoln, beaten for the first time this season, are fifth.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

FC Halifax Town

  • 27 Glennon
  • 03 McManus
  • 02 Bolton Booked
  • 14 Williams
  • 04 Roberts
  • 20 Maynard
  • 08 Marshall (Jackson - 68' )
  • 05 Pearson
  • 07 Smith (Schofield - 53' )
  • 19 Boden
  • 12 Peniket

Substitutes

  • 01 Senior
  • 06 Ainge
  • 09 Jackson
  • 15 Roberts
  • 22 Schofield

Lincoln City

  • 26 Townsend
  • 06 Diagne Booked
  • 17 Caprice
  • 03 Newton Booked
  • 23 Brown
  • 08 Power (Marshall - 78' )
  • 05 Bencherif Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 14 Nolan (Ledsham - 78' )
  • 12 Mendy Booked
  • 11 Tomlinson Booked
  • 09 Burrow (Kabba - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Farman
  • 07 Kabba
  • 10 Ledsham
  • 16 Robinson
  • 22 Marshall
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 2,369

Match Stats

Shots

13 12

On target

7 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

10 15

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, FC Halifax Town 3, Lincoln City 2.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

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

90:00 +4:41

Attempt saved. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90:00 +2:26 Booking

Booking Sean Newton (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:03

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

90:00 +2:03

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

90:00 +1:04

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

89:11

Attempt saved. Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

86:57

Corner, Lincoln City.

86:39

Attempt blocked. Jake Caprice (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

85:12 Booking

Booking Tony Diagne (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

84:33

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

84:33

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

83:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Sahr Kabba replaces Jordan Burrow.

83:03

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

77:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Karl Ledsham replaces Jon Nolan.

77:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Marcus Marshall replaces Alan Power.

77:06

Corner, Lincoln City.

75:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Halifax Town 3, Lincoln City 2. Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Jackson with a cross.

74:29

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

73:55

Attempt blocked. Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:24 Booking

Booking Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:06

Foul by Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City).

73:06

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

71:17

Offside, Lincoln City. Tony Diagne tries a through ball, but Tony Diagne is caught offside.

70:23

Foul by Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town).

70:23

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

68:00

Foul by Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

68:00

Jake Caprice (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

67:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Jackson replaces Paul Marshall.

65:58

Foul by Danny Schofield (FC Halifax Town).

65:58

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

65:25

Foul by Jake Caprice (Lincoln City).

65:25

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

64:04 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City) for a bad foul.

63:49

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

63:49

Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

61:12

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

58:44

Attempt missed. Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Power with a cross.

57:58

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

57:58

Jake Caprice (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

56:53

Foul by Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City).

56:53

Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

55:31

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

55:31

Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

55:11

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Caprice with a cross.

52:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Danny Schofield replaces Adam Smith.

52:14

Corner, Lincoln City.

51:18

Foul by Jake Caprice (Lincoln City).

51:18

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

50:33

Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.

49:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Lincoln City 2. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

48:39 Booking

Booking James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48:20

Penalty conceded by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

48:20

Penalty Lincoln City. Ben Tomlinson draws a foul in the penalty area.

47:22

Corner, Lincoln City.

45:00

Second Half begins FC Halifax Town 2, Lincoln City 1.

45:00 +4:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, FC Halifax Town 2, Lincoln City 1.

45:00 +3:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Halifax Town 2, Lincoln City 1. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

45:00 +3:04

Penalty conceded by Tony Diagne (Lincoln City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

45:00 +1:53

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

45:00 +1:53

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

44:43

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

44:43

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

44:13

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

40:44

Foul by Tony Diagne (Lincoln City).

40:44

Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

39:59

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

38:29

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

37:33

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

37:06

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

36:46

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

35:35

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

35:35

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

34:28 Booking

Booking Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

33:08

Attempt blocked. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:01

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City).

30:01

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

29:32

Attempt missed. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

28:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Halifax Town 1, Lincoln City 1. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

27:25

Foul by Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town).

27:25

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

25:04

Foul by Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town).

25:04

Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

22:34

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

22:34

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

22:11

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

21:09

Offside, Lincoln City. Jordan Burrow tries a through ball, but Jordan Burrow is caught offside.

20:35

Attempt missed. Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

18:27

Foul by Jon Nolan (Lincoln City).

18:27

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

18:18

Offside, FC Halifax Town. Adam Smith tries a through ball, but Adam Smith is caught offside.

17:49

Attempt saved. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

13:40

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

13:14

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

12:20

Attempt saved. Steve Williams (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Paul Marshall with a cross.

12:01 Booking

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

11:26

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

11:26

Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

9:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! FC Halifax Town 0, Lincoln City 1. Hamza Bencherif (Lincoln City) with an attempt from the right side of the box to the top right corner.

7:30

Hand ball by Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City).

5:49

Attempt missed. Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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