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Aldershot Town 2-3 Lincoln City

Ben Tomlinson's 11th goal in 13 games saw Lincoln stretch their unbeaten run to four games and deepen Aldershot's relegation fears.

Tom Miller put the Imps in front before Bradley Bubb levelled, but Thierry Audel then restored City's lead.

The Shots equalised again early in the second half when Dagenham loanee Josh Scott struck.

But Lincoln were not to be denied as in-form Tomlinson's 71st-minute effort proved decisive.

Andy Scott

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Andy Scott: Aldershot boss after Lincoln defeat

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"I just feel we have let ourselves down again and although we came back twice in the game you cannot defend like we defended and we've conceded three goals and you can't afford to have to score three or four goals every week.

"To have to score three or four goals to get a result is not good enough and Lincoln looked more dangerous going forward and after scoring our second goal we didn't create enough to score a third."

"We've got to win games now and it's about doing the basics right because they scored three goals from two set plays and we haven't defended them.

"We changed it around so players do their jobs and after conceding two set piece goals we didn't look dangerous."

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I think we thoroughly deserved it and could have had a couple more, but the lads were terrific.

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

"They started to cause us problems but we changed our shape and steadied things a bit, got on the front foot and had two or three chances where we could have put the game to bed.

"It's a bit difficult at times, with pitches like they are, to get the ball down and pass it like some of them want to and, sometimes, we're our own worst enemies - we play ourselves into trouble.

"But if we can keep playing in the right areas, turning teams round and working extremely hard then we can cause teams problems."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 12Martin
  • 2Oastler
  • 6Webster
  • 15Barker
  • 5TaiwoBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRowlandsat 83'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 22Gibbs
  • 14RobertsSubstituted forPlummerat 77'minutes
  • 9Williams
  • 11Bubb
  • 16Scott

Substitutes

  • 8Rowlands
  • 21Williams
  • 7Mekki
  • 3Tonkin
  • 25Plummer

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 5Audel
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 2MillerBooked at 36mins
  • 26Adams
  • 8Power
  • 4Jordan
  • 9Rowe
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forDixonat 87'minutes
  • 11Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 17Dixon
  • 31Preece
  • 12Sheridan
  • 19Nolan
  • 15Gray
Referee:
Adam Bromley
Attendance:
1,944

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 3.

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Offside, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon tries a through ball, but Bohan Dixon is caught offside.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town).

Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Conner Robinson because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Martin Rowlands replaces Solomon Taiwo.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Thierry Audel (Lincoln City).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Thierry Audel (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tristan Plummer replaces Jordan Roberts.

Foul by Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 3. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Power with a headed pass.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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

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

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

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sean Newton.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Charlee Adams (Lincoln City).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 2, Lincoln City 2. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Webster with a cross.

Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Solomon Taiwo (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

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