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Alfreton Town 1-1 Lincoln City

Sean Newton struck a stoppage-time leveller as Lincoln snatched a point against play-off hopefuls Alfreton.

Connor Franklin headed Josh Law's free-kick against the crossbar for the hosts, while visiting defender Nat Brown twice headed wide.

Alfreton went in front when Shaun Harrad converted Dan Bradley's cross just after the hour mark.

But Newton lashed home in the fourth minute of added time after the Town defence failed to clear a corner.

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I thought Nick (Townsend) kept us in it and although we created some chances, their chances were better. We had to be brave with our substitutions and take a bit of height off and see if we could pass the ball through them and we started creating towards the end.

"Alfreton will probably be disappointed that they didn't take all the points as they had the better chances, but we hung in there and kept creating, kept probing and eventually got the goal.

"It was a great strike by Newts but we rode our luck to be fair. You never know how big that point will be at the end of the season and it just keeps the run going. The support we had was unbelievable, it makes you proud to be associated with this club and it must be great for the players to play in front of them."

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 15Worsnop
  • 7Law
  • 10Bradley
  • 16Fenton
  • 2WoodBooked at 85mins
  • 5Wylde
  • 3Franklin
  • 25Jones
  • 8Shaw
  • 23Poku
  • 24Harrad

Substitutes

  • 9Clayton
  • 6Kempson
  • 18Akinde
  • 20McFadzean
  • 12Meadows

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 23Brown
  • 3Newton
  • 5Audel
  • 15GrayBooked at 87mins
  • 4JordanSubstituted forNolanat 74'minutes
  • 8Power
  • 17DixonSubstituted forRobinsonat 61'minutes
  • 26Adams
  • 9RoweSubstituted forSheridanat 74'minutes
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 24Mendy
  • 16Robinson
  • 31Preece
  • 19Nolan
  • 12Sheridan
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
1,331

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 1. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Attempt saved. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Daniel Bradley tries a through ball, but Daniel Bradley is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Booking

Dan Gray (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Booking

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Foul by Conner Robinson (Lincoln City).

Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town).

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Michael Wylde (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town).

Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan replaces Danny L. Rowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jon Nolan replaces Todd Jordan.

Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

Attempt missed. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Josh Law (Alfreton Town).

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

Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Bohan Dixon.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 1, Lincoln City 0. Shaun Harrad (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Bradley.

Booking

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Alfreton Town. Shaun Harrad tries a through ball, but Shaun Harrad is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Josh Law (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Alfreton Town).

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