FA Cup - First Round
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Lincoln City 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

Conference Premier side Lincoln City battled to a goalless draw against League Two Plymouth Argyle in the first round of the FA Cup.

Argyle created chances early on, as Reuben Reid had a headed effort from within the six-yard box well saved.

The hosts grew into the tie and went close when Nick Wright saw his effort parried away by Jake Cole.

Luke Young had the best opportunity late on when his dinked ball over the Imps keeper was inches off target.

The replay will take place at Home Park on Wednesday, 20 November.

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I think we played okay again. The opportunities that we've had, we just couldn't put away. It was tight and they came into the game late on as we tired a bit in midfield but I think a draw was a fair result.

"Sometimes we fell asleep and didn't pick the runners up but overall we acquitted ourselves quite well. A better ball into the box might have given us some reward but it's another tie and more money in the coffers but we're doing it the hard way."

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Post-match: Plymouth boss Sheridan

Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

"We had good possession of the ball, especially in the second half, and I think if we'd used it a lot better, we could possibly have got one or two goals - but I was pleased with the way we played.

"I thought he [on-loan striker Tope Obadeyi] came on and looked sharp and bright. He's very quick and he'll give us that threat in behind, and I thought he did well. He only met up with us last night so full credit to him.

"Our form's not too bad at the moment - we've got to make sure we get through and I'll expect another tough game, but we're at home and I expect us to win."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 2MillerBooked at 66mins
  • 3Newton
  • 19NolanSubstituted forFofanaat 75'minutes
  • 5Boyce
  • 23Brown
  • 8PowerBooked at 61mins
  • 4Jordan
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 22JacksonSubstituted forSheridanat 71'minutes
  • 10WrightSubstituted forDixonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Fofana
  • 7Fairhurst
  • 12Sheridan
  • 15Gray
  • 17Dixon
  • 27Foster
  • 31Preece

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 2Berry
  • 28Reckord
  • 17Nelson
  • 16Trotman
  • 4Blanchard
  • 14Young
  • 6HourihaneBooked at 89mins
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9ReidBooked at 47mins
  • 8BocoSubstituted forObadeyiat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Blizzard
  • 15Wotton
  • 18Harvey
  • 20Bencherif
  • 23McCormick
  • 26Obadeyi
  • 27Gurrieri
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
2,924

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.
Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).
Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).
Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.
Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).
Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Paul Farman.
Attempt saved. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathaniel Brown.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathaniel Brown.
Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Nick Wright.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Miller.
Attempt blocked. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathaniel Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Mamadou Fofana replaces Jon Nolan.
Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan replaces Marlon Jackson.
Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).
Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Booking

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.
Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).
Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.
Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tope Obadeyi replaces Romuald Boco.
Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jake Cole.
Attempt saved. Nick Wright (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Nick Wright (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
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