Lincoln City 1-1 Walsall

George Bowerman's late equaliser rescued Walsall's FA Cup hopes as they were given a scare by non-league Lincoln in a draw at Sincil Bank.

Jamie Taylor opened the scoring for Lincoln with a delightful chip over keeper David Grof from an angle in first-half stoppage time.

Alan Power also struck the bar for the hosts while Grof also saved well from Taylor after the break.

But Bowerman's header from Richard Taundry's throw forced a replay.

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Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Imps were better side - Holdsworth

"That's the beauty of cup football. I felt we were a strong side, we looked good and we passed it well and if you were a neutral you would come out thinking we were the better side.

"I don't think Dean Smith under-estimated us; they set up with their strongest team and it was a good contest.

"To go in (at half-time) with a goal advantage was a bonus and what a wonderful strike it was. Jamie performed so well and he can look back and be proud of that moment because it was a wonderful goal.

"I'm disappointed because we should have won but I also know these players are giving everything for this football club."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 05 Boyce
  • 20 Miller
  • 30 Gilbert
  • 04 Mills
  • 08 Power (Nicolau - 78' )
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 15 Gray
  • 37 Fofana
  • 07 Smith (Larkin - 78' )
  • 10 Taylor (Oliver - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Turner
  • 02 Robson
  • 03 Nutter
  • 16 Nicolau
  • 26 Gouveia
  • 14 Oliver
  • 34 Larkin

Walsall

  • 01 Grof
  • 04 Butler
  • 05 Holden
  • 14 Purkiss Booked
  • 25 Chambers
  • 06 Featherstone
  • 07 Chambers
  • 11 Hemmings (Jones - 58' )
  • 09 Grigg (Williams - 70' )
  • 10 Paterson (Taundry - 80' )
  • 17 Bowerman

Substitutes

  • 23 Walker
  • 02 Taundry
  • 22 Downing
  • 16 Jones
  • 21 Morris
  • 24 Baxendale
  • 19 Williams
Ref: Duncan
Att: 2,032

Match Stats

Shots

11 8

On target

5 2

Corners

7 6

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:52 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:18

Shot from just outside the box by Nicky Nicolau misses to the right of the goal.

90:00 +2:19

Jake Sheridan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

90:00 +1:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Nicolau on Nicky Featherstone. Direct free kick taken by David Grof.

90:00 +0:18

George Bowerman has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

88:24

Vadaine Oliver has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

86:03

The assist for the goal came from Richard Taundry.

86:03 Goal scored

Goal! - George Bowerman - Lincoln 1 - 1 Walsall George Bowerman grabs a headed goal from close range. Lincoln City 1-1 Walsall.

83:00

Gary Mills restarts play with the free kick.

83:00 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Taylor goes off and Vadaine Oliver comes on.

83:00 Booking

Booking Ben Purkiss goes into the book.

82:52

Jake Sheridan fouled by Ben Purkiss, the ref awards a free kick.

81:23

Richard Taundry takes the outswinging corner, Header from close in by James Chambers misses to the left of the goal.

77:46 Substitution

Substitution Richard Taundry comes on in place of Jamie Paterson.

77:46 Substitution

Substitution Alan Power leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Nicolau.

77:46 Substitution

Substitution Colin Larkin comes on in place of Adam Smith.

76:49

Ben Purkiss takes a outswinging corner.

74:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Purkiss by Jamie Taylor. Free kick taken by Ben Purkiss.

72:44

Unfair challenge on Jake Sheridan by Adam Chambers results in a free kick. Gary Mills crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel. Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Taylor on Andy Butler. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

71:58

Jake Sheridan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Butler.

71:45

The referee blows for offside against George Bowerman. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

70:35

Adam Smith is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Grof.

69:43

Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

69:43 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Williams on for Will Grigg.

69:43

The offside flag is raised against George Bowerman.

66:26

Corner taken by Alan Power from the right by-line. George Bowerman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mills. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

65:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mamadou Fofana by Adam Chambers. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

64:58

Alan Power gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Purkiss. Free kick taken by David Grof.

61:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Featherstone on Daniel Gray. Gary Mills restarts play with the free kick.

61:00

George Bowerman has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

59:24

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Will Grigg. Inswinging corner taken by Will Grigg, clearance by Andrew Boyce.

57:17 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Hemmings goes off and Jake Jones comes on.

56:29

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Alan Power.

56:06

Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

55:25

Corner taken right-footed by Alan Power from the right by-line, clearance by Andy Butler.

47:35

Andy Butler concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Taylor. Strike on goal comes in from Alan Power from the free kick, Corner taken by Alan Power from the right by-line, Header from close in by Peter Gilbert misses to the right of the target. Blocked by Dean Holden.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:49 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:00

Adam Chambers takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman.

45:00 +0:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Taylor - Lincoln 1 - 0 Walsall Jamie Taylor fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-0 Walsall.

43:48

Foul by Andrew Boyce on George Bowerman, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Hemmings from right channel. George Bowerman handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Grof.

42:08

Jamie Taylor fouled by Ben Purkiss, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary Mills from left channel, Alan Power takes a inswinging corner. James Chambers manages to make a clearance.

41:26

The referee blows for offside against George Bowerman. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

39:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alan Power. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

36:37

Jamie Taylor challenges Dean Holden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Grof.

36:18

Adam Smith takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

34:04

Jamie Taylor is caught offside. David Grof takes the free kick.

29:30

Jake Sheridan is caught offside. Andy Butler restarts play with the free kick.

28:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Mills on Adam Chambers. Direct free kick taken by Andy Butler.

26:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Chambers on Gary Mills. Paul Farman takes the direct free kick.

22:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Sheridan. Dean Holden takes the free kick.

21:13

Unfair challenge on Andy Butler by Jake Sheridan results in a free kick. Andy Butler takes the direct free kick.

19:27

Effort from outside the box by Alan Power hits the post. Jake Sheridan takes a shot. Save by David Grof. Corner from right by-line taken by Gary Mills.

17:25

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Mills, clearance made by Dean Holden.

15:48

Effort from 35 yards by Gary Mills missed to the right of the target.

14:23

Shot from outside the box by Will Grigg misses to the left of the goal.

11:23

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Hemmings, Shot by Nicky Featherstone from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

10:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Mills on Will Grigg. Will Grigg takes the direct free kick.

9:59

Corner taken left-footed by Jamie Paterson from the right by-line, Andy Butler takes a shot. Paul Farman makes a save.

2:50

Will Grigg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Mills. Direct free kick taken by Gary Mills.

2:04

The referee blows for offside against George Bowerman. Paul Farman takes the indirect free kick.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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