Lincoln City 2-1 Nuneaton

Tom Miller's late strike saw Lincoln come from behind to defeat Nuneaton.

James Armson gave Nuneaton a dream start with an early goal, finding the top corner of the net from 12 yards.

Simon Forsdick was then shown a straight red for hauling down Vadaine Oliver and Nicky Nicolau's 20-yard free-kick found the bottom corner.

Miller headed in a corner from six yards to give Lincoln the lead while Jamie Taylor also struck the crossbar with a late penalty for The Imps.

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Lincoln boss David Holdsworth told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Holdsworth hails 'hard- fought' win

"I'm delighted for the players and the supporters, it was a hard fought victory and we got what we deserved.

"Goals change games and their goal set us back. I didn't enjoy the first half and there were a few harsh words said at half-time, you have to have pride and passion and I didn't sense that. I was critical of a few of them but they responded in the right way.

"We had to go out and earn the right to get back in the game. We showed a bit more willingness to have a go at people and get in their faces. I thought all the subs did well when they went on and that's what you want, impact.

"Sometimes you have to grind out a result and today I felt we did."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 03 Nutter
  • 05 Boyce Booked
  • 20 Miller Booked
  • 12 Sheridan (Nicolau - 65' )
  • 15 Gray
  • 35 Morgan
  • 37 Fofana
  • 07 Smith (Larkin - 65' )
  • 14 Oliver
  • 39 Robinson (Taylor - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Turner
  • 19 Hutchison
  • 16 Nicolau
  • 10 Taylor
  • 34 Larkin

Nuneaton

  • 01 Collett
  • 04 Cowan
  • 05 Dean
  • 14 Forsdick Dismissed
  • 15 Gordon
  • 06 Walker
  • 12 Armson
  • 13 Sleath
  • 16 Ford Booked (Perry - 86' )
  • 07 York (O'Halloran - 75' )
  • 10 Brown (Thompson-Brown - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 19 McNamara
  • 18 James
  • 21 O'Halloran
  • 09 Perry
  • 20 Thompson-Brown
Ref: Knowles
Att: 1,579

Match Stats

Shots

12 6

On target

9 2

Corners

9 1

Fouls

6 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +1:10 Penalty

Penalty missed crossbar by Jamie Taylor.

90:00 +1:10

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Taylor by Gareth Dean.

90:00 +0:44

Corner from left by-line taken by Nicky Nicolau.

90:00 +0:11

Nicky Nicolau takes a shot. Save made by Neil Collett.

86:11

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Nicolau from the left by-line.

85:37 Substitution

Substitution Kyle Perry replaces Ben Ford.

85:37 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Thompson-Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Brown.

84:06

Colin Larkin takes a shot. Neil Collett makes a save. Long range shot by Vadaine Oliver goes wide right of the goal.

82:04

The assist for the goal came from Nicky Nicolau.

82:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Miller - Lincoln 2 - 1 Nuneaton Tom Miller finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 2-1 Nuneaton.

81:36

Corner taken by Nicky Nicolau,

81:05

Ben Ford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Taylor. Nicky Nicolau crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Gareth Dean.

77:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Morgan, Gavin Cowan makes a clearance.

76:20

David Morgan has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

75:45

Shot from just outside the area by Adam Walker misses to the right of the target.

74:59 Substitution

Substitution Stephen O'Halloran is brought on as a substitute for Wesley York.

74:20

Assist by Vadaine Oliver.

74:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Nicolau - Lincoln 1 - 1 Nuneaton Nicky Nicolau scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-1 Nuneaton.

72:27 Dismissal

Dismissal Simon Forsdick shown a red card.

71:49

Vadaine Oliver fouled by Simon Forsdick, the ref awards a free kick.

70:09

Foul by Daniel Gray on Adam Walker, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Simon Forsdick.

64:29

Free kick taken by Delroy Gordon.

64:29 Substitution

Substitution Colin Larkin on for Adam Smith.

64:29 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Nicolau joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jake Sheridan.

64:29 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Taylor on for Conner Robinson.

64:29 Booking

Booking Andrew Boyce is shown a yellow card.

64:09

Adam Walker fouled by Andrew Boyce, the ref awards a free kick.

61:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Smith on Adam Walker. Free kick taken by Adam Walker.

56:03

Corner taken by David Morgan.

55:39

Vadaine Oliver takes a shot. Blocked by James Armson.

54:34

Corner taken left-footed by Adam Walker from the right by-line, clearance made by Andrew Boyce. James Armson has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

52:11

Jake Sheridan takes a shot. Save by Neil Collett.

51:20

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Morgan, Gareth Dean manages to make a clearance.

50:16

Adam Smith takes the free kick.

50:16 Booking

Booking Ben Ford booked.

50:04

Unfair challenge on Adam Smith by Ben Ford results in a free kick.

48:39

The offside flag is raised against Jake Sheridan. Free kick taken by Neil Collett.

46:55

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by David Morgan.

46:36

Jake Sheridan takes a shot. Save by Neil Collett.

45:38

Jake Sheridan challenges Danny Sleath unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Ford.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:32 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:58

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Morgan from the right by-line.

43:17

Adam Walker produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

40:15

Jake Sheridan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Armson. Direct free kick taken by James Armson.

38:35

Gareth Dean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vadaine Oliver. John Nutter takes the free kick.

26:20

Vadaine Oliver takes a shot. Neil Collett makes a save.

25:14

The official flags Andy Brown offside. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

18:00

Adam Smith takes a shot. Save by Neil Collett.

14:53

Unfair challenge on Gareth Dean by Conner Robinson results in a free kick. Neil Collett restarts play with the free kick.

14:36

Gareth Dean concedes a free kick for a foul on Conner Robinson. John Nutter takes the free kick.

13:05

James Armson produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

12:17

Wesley York takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

10:12 Booking

Booking Tom Miller receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

7:20

Foul by Ben Ford on David Morgan, free kick awarded. Andrew Boyce takes the direct free kick.

5:34

Effort from outside the area by Mamadou Fofana goes wide right of the goal.

5:10

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Smith to the near post, Simon Forsdick makes a clearance.

2:47 Goal scored

Goal! - James Armson - Lincoln 0 - 1 Nuneaton James Armson grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-1 Nuneaton.

0:00

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