Lincoln City 1-1 Forest Green

Daniel Hone's second-half goal secured a point for Lincoln City in a game of few chances.

Forest Green took the lead after just 90 seconds when Curtis McDonald's looping header beat Joe Anyon.

The Imps equalised on the hour mark when John Nutter swung in a free-kick for Hone to convert a powerful header.

Lincoln were denied victory late in the game when substitute Josh O'Keefe's header was tipped over by Rovers keeper James Bittner.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Forest Green Rovers manager Dave Hockaday tells BBC Gloucestershire:

Free header disappoints Hockaday

"I'm disappointed with the way that we conceded, but to come to Lincoln and be disappointed with a draw shows how far we've come.

"Unfortunately we didn't put the one great chance of the game away and I'm disappointed that they scored with a free header.

"Over the course of the game a draw is a fair result but when you're 1-0 up, we should be looking to close that out, which we've done quite well recently."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Anyon
  • 03 Nutter
  • 05 Gowling
  • 06 Hone
  • 13 Sinclair
  • 08 Power Booked
  • 10 Fuseini
  • 15 Russell
  • 27 Christophe (O'Keefe - 81' )
  • 30 McCallum
  • 09 Perry (Smith - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Nelson
  • 17 Nicolau
  • 23 O'Keefe
  • 14 Smith
  • 19 Barraclough

Forest Green

  • 01 Bittner
  • 02 Hodgkiss
  • 03 Stokes
  • 05 Turley
  • 16 Graham
  • 08 Klukowski
  • 11 Forbes (Griffin - 63' )
  • 17 McDonald Booked (Allen - 88' )
  • 19 Rowe
  • 20 Bangura (Turk - 52' )
  • 07 Norwood

Substitutes

  • 13 Bulman
  • 12 Imudia
  • 04 Turk
  • 18 Allen
  • 10 Griffin
Ref: Ross Joyce
Att: 2,076

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

5 3

Corners

4 2

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:46 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:57

Daniel Hone concedes a free kick for a foul on James Norwood. James Rowe takes the direct free kick.

87:14 Substitution

Substitution Chris Allen on for Curtis McDonald.

86:06

Simon Russell takes the inswinging corner, Daniel Hone produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

85:05

Josh O'Keefe takes a shot. Save by James Bittner. Inswinging corner taken by Simon Russell from the left by-line.

82:12

Gavin McCallum is caught offside. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

80:24 Substitution

Substitution Josh O'Keefe comes on in place of Jean Francois Christophe.

80:24

James Norwood takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.

79:21

Sam Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Turk. James Bittner takes the direct free kick.

77:51

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by James Rowe.

76:41

Corner taken by John Nutter from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Daniel Hone misses to the right of the goal.

74:47

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Norwood. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

72:11 Substitution

Substitution Sam Smith on for Kyle Perry.

72:11

James Rowe has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

70:43

Long distance shot from Gavin McCallum misses to the left of the goal.

69:22

The official flags Gavin McCallum offside. James Bittner takes the direct free kick.

67:51

Handball decision goes against Curtis McDonald. Free kick taken by John Nutter.

66:27

Header from close range by Kyle Perry misses to the right of the target.

65:03

Gavin McCallum is caught offside. James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

62:19

James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

62:19 Substitution

Substitution Keiron Forbes leaves the field to be replaced by Charlie Griffin.

62:19

Gavin McCallum is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

61:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Norwood on Daniel Hone. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

59:47

Assist by John Nutter.

59:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Hone - Lincoln 1 - 1 Forest Grn Daniel Hone finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Lincoln City 1-1 Forest Green.

58:45

The referee gives a free kick against Wayne Turk for handball. Free kick crossed by John Nutter,

57:44

The referee blows for offside against James Norwood. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

54:42

Gavin McCallum takes a shot. James Bittner makes a save.

53:01

Josh Gowling fouled by Yan Klukowski, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

51:25 Substitution

Substitution Wayne Turk on for Alhassan Bangura.

48:15

Alan Power has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

46:55

Curtis McDonald fouled by Kyle Perry, the ref awards a free kick. James Bittner takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:38 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:09

Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Save made by James Bittner.

42:23

The referee gives a free kick against Gavin McCallum for handball. James Bittner takes the free kick.

40:50

Jean Francois Christophe takes the free kick.

40:50 Booking

Booking Curtis McDonald goes into the referee's book.

40:37

Unfair challenge on Alan Power by Curtis McDonald results in a free kick.

38:10

Foul by James Norwood on John Nutter, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

37:30

Kyle Perry concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Graham. Chris Stokes takes the free kick.

36:27

Jamie Turley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Perry. John Nutter takes the free kick.

36:00

Yan Klukowski takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save.

35:05

Effort from outside the penalty area by Keiron Forbes goes wide left of the goal.

32:44

James Bittner restarts play with the free kick.

32:44 Booking

Booking Booking for Alan Power.

32:31

Alan Power concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Graham.

32:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Norwood by John Nutter. Jamie Turley restarts play with the free kick.

31:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis McDonald by Gavin McCallum. James Rowe restarts play with the free kick.

28:09

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Ali Fuseini misses to the right of the target.

25:44

Effort on goal by Kyle Perry from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

25:00

The offside flag is raised against Yan Klukowski. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.

22:29

Daniel Hone fouled by Yan Klukowski, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

21:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Gowling by Luke Graham. Joe Anyon restarts play with the free kick.

20:46

Curtis McDonald fouled by Ali Fuseini, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Rowe.

18:06

Kyle Perry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Graham. Jamie Turley restarts play with the free kick.

17:32

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jamie Turley misses to the right of the target.

16:47

Josh Gowling gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yan Klukowski. James Rowe restarts play with the free kick.

15:13

John Nutter takes the outswinging corner, Jamie Turley manages to make a clearance. Jean Francois Christophe takes a shot. Save made by James Bittner.

11:53

Yan Klukowski produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the net.

9:21

Kyle Perry is flagged offside by the assistant referee. James Bittner takes the free kick.

8:25

Gavin McCallum produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

7:54

James Rowe challenges Jean Francois Christophe unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Nutter takes the direct free kick.

6:42

Yan Klukowski gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Hone. Joe Anyon takes the direct free kick.

6:28

Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Save made by James Bittner.

1:20

Assist by Jared Hodgkiss.

1:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Curtis McDonald - Lincoln 0 - 1 Forest Grn Curtis McDonald scores a headed goal from close range. Lincoln City 0-1 Forest Green.

0:15

Corner taken right-footed by James Rowe from the right by-line to the near post, Josh Gowling manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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