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Lincoln City 0-0 Dartford

Dartford picked up a vital point in their battle against relegation with a goalless draw at Lincoln in the Conference Premier.

Jim Stevenson went close for Dartford in the first half, his header well saved by Nick Townsend, as the home side struggled to impose themselves.

Lincoln improved after the break but rarely threatened Alan Julian in the Dartford goal.

Dartford are now one point from safety in 22nd place while the Imps are 15th.

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Post-match: Lincoln manager Simpson

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"There was a strong wind blowing in the first half so we went with three centre-halves because we were kicking against it but in the second half we changed our shape and brought the subs on, and from then if anybody was going to win the game it was us.

"Koby [Arthur] came on and looked bright, he had a go and caused them problems and the game was a bit more exciting.

"It's another clean sheet. We wanted to win, obviously and in the second half we tried to win, we went for it. We want go to on a run to the end of the season and finish as high as we can."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 2Miller
  • 27Foster
  • 8Power
  • 19NolanSubstituted forArthurat 67'minutes
  • 26Adams
  • 12SheridanSubstituted forRobinsonat 72'minutes
  • 24Mendy
  • 18Bright

Substitutes

  • 7Arthur
  • 16Robinson
  • 15Gray
  • 9Rowe
  • 31Preece

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 4Sterling
  • 38McAuley
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 31Stevenson
  • 10BradbrookSubstituted forSwallowat 22'minutes
  • 20Burns
  • 30WoodyardSubstituted forDembeleat 86'minutes
  • 6CornhillBooked at 54mins
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forCollierat 78'minutes
  • 37Suarez

Substitutes

  • 8Noble
  • 35Dembele
  • 29Holloway
  • 19Swallow
  • 15Collier
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,947

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away12
Fouls
Home2
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.
Attempt missed. Koby Arthur (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Foul by Ben Swallow (Dartford).
Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).
Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Becka-Kah Dembele replaces Alex Woodyard.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.
Attempt missed. Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).
Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Danny Harris.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).
Ben Swallow (Dartford) wins a free kick.
Corner, Dartford.
Attempt missed. Kris Bright (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.
Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).
Koby Arthur (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).
Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Jake Sheridan.
Attempt missed. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Koby Arthur replaces Jon Nolan.
Foul by Alex Woodyard (Dartford).
Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Danny Harris (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Alex Woodyard (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Foul by Mikel Suarez (Dartford).
Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Hand ball by Tyrone Sterling (Dartford).
Corner, Lincoln City.
Attempt blocked. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Max Cornhill (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).
Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Offside, Dartford. Mikel Suarez tries a through ball, but Mikel Suarez is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Luke Foster (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Newton with a cross.
Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).
Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.
Attempt missed. Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).
Kris Bright (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Corner, Dartford.
Corner, Dartford.
Attempt missed. Jim Stevenson (Dartford) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.
Corner, Dartford.
Corner, Dartford.
Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Ben Swallow replaces Elliot Bradbrook because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Mikel Suarez (Dartford) header from the left side of the box is saved.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Luton41261146189
2Cambridge40211363576
3Grimsby39209101969
4Gateshead411911111768
5Halifax411910122267
6Alfreton4121614166
7Braintree40198131765
8Barnet41181013864
9Nuneaton42171114-462
10Kidderminster4017914160
11Woking4018616-260
12Salisbury4117915-860
13Forest Green40177161558
14Welling41151214457
15Lincoln City42141315-255
16Macclesfield4016618154
17Wrexham4215918-254
18Chester42111318-2146
19Southport4112920-2045
20Hereford41101219-2042
21Aldershot41131216341
22Dartford4111822-2141
23Tamworth418924-3433
24Hyde United411733-7010
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