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Lincoln CityLincoln City1WellingWelling United2

Lincoln City 1-2 Welling United

Two goals in three first-half minutes from Josh Wakefield and Harry Beautyman helped Welling beat in-form Lincoln.

The Imps had taken an early lead through Kris Bright before Welling's two strikes turned the game around.

Wakefield shot into the top corner after 37 minutes before Beautyman's 20-yard drive, five minutes before half-time, fired Welling in front.

Alan Power might have grabbed a point for Lincoln late in the second half but sent his effort wide of the post.

It was Lincoln's first defeat in six games.

Welling United boss Jamie Day told BBC Radio Kent:

"I'm really pleased with the performance apart from the first 20 minutes. After that we bounced back, showed good character and I felt we deserved the win.

"Their keeper kept them in it. I thought he pulled off a couple of really good saves.

"It was a bit unfortunate we couldn't pick up another one and seal the game in the last 10 minutes.

"We could finish in the top 10. It depends on injuries and confidence but hopefully we can achieve that."


Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 5Audel
  • 8Power
  • 19NolanSubstituted forJordanat 67'minutes
  • 15GrayBooked at 68mins
  • 26Adams
  • 18Bright
  • 11Tomlinson
  • 16RobinsonSubstituted forSheridanat 58'minutes


  • 24Mendy
  • 31Preece
  • 9Rowe
  • 4Jordan
  • 12Sheridan


  • 13Turner
  • 6Bender
  • 36Mawson
  • 14Hudson
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 37AjalaSubstituted forLafayetteat 71'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 4GallagherBooked at 34mins
  • 21Beautyman
  • 33HealySubstituted forClarkeat 46'minutes
  • 35Sho-Silva
  • 32WakefieldSubstituted forKaragiannisat 78'minutes


  • 10Lafayette
  • 16Mclaren
  • 9Guthrie
  • 8Clarke
  • 5Karagiannis
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Welling United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Welling United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Basile Karagiannis (Welling United).

  6. Post update

    Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

  8. Post update

    Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Welling United) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Harry Beautyman.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Welling United.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bender (Welling United).

  15. Post update

    Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Basile Karagiannis replaces Josh Wakefield.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  19. Booking

    Ross Lafayette (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Welling United. Ross Lafayette replaces Toby Ajala.