Striker Duane Ofori-Acheampong scored twice as Torquay came from behind to beat 10-man Lincoln in the Conference.

The Imps had Nat Brown sent off for a deliberate handball but minutes later they were ahead when Ben Tomlinson slotted home a penalty.

Ofori-Acheampong levelled things from close range and Toby Ajala nearly made it two but his shot hit the bar.

Courtney Richards' effort from distance gave Torquay the lead before Ofori-Acheampong wrapped things up.

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

Simpson on Lincoln City v Torquay

"That's 190 minutes out of the last 270 we've played with 10 men.

"I could have understood it if he'd booked Nat, but there was no intent there whatsoever. It put us on the back foot and while our energy levels were good we weren't too bad, but it took its toll on us and it was hard for the boys.

"If we'd had 11 on the pitch, I think we certainly would have not lost the game.

"It was his judgement call and I'm not saying it wasn't a foul, but I think it was very harsh to send him off. It knocks your confidence and your spirit a bit."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Lincoln City

  • 26 Townsend
  • 17 Caprice (Robinson - 74' )
  • 03 Newton Booked
  • 12 Mendy
  • 23 Brown Dismissed
  • 06 Diagne
  • 14 Nolan (Ledsham - 62' )
  • 08 Power
  • 09 Burrow
  • 22 Marshall (Jordan - 62' )
  • 11 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 01 Farman
  • 04 Jordan
  • 07 Kabba
  • 10 Ledsham
  • 16 Robinson

Torquay United

  • 01 Rice
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Cruise
  • 16 Richards
  • 21 MacDonald
  • 04 Downes
  • 22 Wakefield (Chapell - 46' )
  • 08 Young Booked
  • 24 Ofori-Acheampong (Yeoman - 96' )
  • 07 Briscoe (Ajala - 46' )
  • 11 Cameron

Substitutes

  • 05 Pearce
  • 10 Ajala
  • 12 Chapell
  • 14 Yeoman
  • 23 Seabright
Ref: Richard Wigglesworth
Att: 2,373

Match Stats

Shots

8 30

On target

5 11

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

+11:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 3.

90:00 +10:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 3.

90:00 +9:05

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

90:00 +7:21

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

90:00 +7:21

Tony Diagne (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

90:00 +5:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

90:00 +5:33

Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +2:52

Attempt saved. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90:00 +2:10

Attempt missed. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +1:10

Attempt missed. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Chapell with a cross.

90:00 +0:45

Attempt blocked. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

88:51

Attempt blocked. Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78:47

Attempt saved. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

76:15

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

76:15

Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

75:21 Booking

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

75:16

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

75:16

Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

74:47

Attempt saved. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

73:08 Substitution

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

71:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 3. Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Young.

69:22

Attempt saved. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

68:38

Foul by Karl Ledsham (Lincoln City).

68:38

Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

66:31

Offside, Torquay United. Duane Ofori-Acheampong tries a through ball, but Duane Ofori-Acheampong is caught offside.

65:06

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

65:06

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

64:12

Corner, Lincoln City.

61:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Todd Jordan replaces Marcus Marshall.

61:42 Substitution

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

61:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 2. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Young.

60:33

Toby Ajala (Torquay United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

59:48

Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

57:38

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

57:05

Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Courtney Cameron with a cross.

55:15

Attempt missed. Toby Ajala (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

53:13

Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

51:26

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

51:26

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

48:41

Foul by Courtney Cameron (Torquay United).

48:41

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

47:02

Attempt missed. Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

45:58

Corner, Torquay United.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Josh Wakefield.

45:00

Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 1.

45:00 +3:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 1.

45:00 +2:13

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

45:00 +1:17

Foul by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

45:00 +1:17

Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Toby Ajala replaces Louis Briscoe because of an injury.

42:27

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

40:21

Foul by Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City).

40:21

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

39:34

Attempt missed. Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Young with a cross.

38:55

Corner, Torquay United.

36:13

Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

36:13

Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

35:49

Corner, Torquay United.

35:40

Attempt saved. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

34:30 Booking

Booking Luke Young (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

33:55

Foul by Luke Young (Torquay United).

33:55

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

32:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 1. Duane Ofori-Acheampong (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas Cruise with a cross.

32:09

Attempt saved. Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Luke Young.

31:56

Corner, Torquay United.

31:34

Attempt blocked. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

30:34

Foul by Jon Nolan (Lincoln City).

30:34

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

29:55

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

29:55

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

28:35

Attempt missed. Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Courtney Cameron.

28:01

Corner, Torquay United.

27:39

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

26:31

Corner, Torquay United.

26:08

Attempt blocked. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:23

Foul by Josh Wakefield (Torquay United).

24:23

Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

24:10

Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:39

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

19:39

Jordan Burrow (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

18:28

Attempt saved. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

17:20

Attempt saved. Tony Diagne (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the box is saved.

16:46

Foul by Josh Wakefield (Torquay United).

16:46

Marcus Marshall (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

16:22

Attempt missed. Luke Young (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

15:45

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

15:45

Luke Young (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

13:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Torquay United 0. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

12:40

Penalty conceded by Aaron Downes (Torquay United) after a foul in the penalty area.

12:40

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

11:57

Attempt blocked. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:17

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

9:24

Attempt saved. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

7:47 Dismissal

Dismissal Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) is shown the red card for hand ball.

7:41

Hand ball by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

6:25

Attempt blocked. Courtney Cameron (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

4:11

Attempt missed. Louis Briscoe (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

1:38

Attempt saved. Josh Wakefield (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

0:40

Corner, Lincoln City.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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