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Lincoln City 1-1 Hereford United

Hereford United stretched their unbeaten run to three matches with a draw at Lincoln City.

Frankie Artus scored his first goal of the season to snatch the point for the Bulls, steering home a Chris Bush cross just before full-time.

It cancelled out Ben Tomlinson's neat right-footer and left Lincoln without a home win since the end of September.

Tomlinson was shown a straight red card with seven minutes left for a challenge on Danny Leadbitter.


Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"I'm pleased we stopped the rot. After two defeats [against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup first round replay and Forest Green in the Conference Premier] and conceding lots of goals in them, we are disappointed that we didn't win the game.

"If you concede nine goals, the players are are not going to have the confidence they had before, that is only human nature.

"The players stuck together again, kept going and put their bodies on the line. I'm disappointed that the ball was allowed to bounce from that throw [which led to Artus's goal] and that is the only thing I can be disappointed about.

"They tried their best, gave it everything and that all I can ask of them."


Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 27Foster
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 2Miller
  • 8Power
  • 4Jordan
  • 6Fofana
  • 19NolanBooked at 30minsSubstituted forSheridanat 64'minutes
  • 11TomlinsonBooked at 83mins
  • 10WrightSubstituted forDixonat 77'minutesBooked at 81mins


  • 15Gray
  • 12Sheridan
  • 17Dixon
  • 22Jackson
  • 7Fairhurst

Hereford United

  • 21Lloyd-Weston
  • 3Bush
  • 5McDonald
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 12Collins
  • 16Artus
  • 24Lathrope
  • 8O'Keefe
  • 17BrownSubstituted forWalkerat 68'minutes
  • 11SmithSubstituted forOdhiamboat 82'minutes
  • 15Rankine


  • 34Evans
  • 20Odhiambo
  • 6Graham
  • 14Edwards
  • 9Walker
Jason Whiteley

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamHereford United
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Hereford United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Hereford United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Eric Odhiambo (Hereford United).

  5. Post update

    Sean Newton (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Sean Newton (Lincoln City).

  7. Post update

    Dominic Collins (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Frankie Artus (Hereford United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 1, Hereford United 1. Frankie Artus (Hereford United).

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

  12. Post update

    Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  13. Dismissal

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

  15. Post update

    Daniel Leadbitter (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Hereford United. Eric Odhiambo replaces Sam Smith.

  17. Booking

    Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

  19. Post update

    Rod McDonald (Hereford United) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sam Smith (Hereford United).