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Chester2Lincoln City3

Chester 2-3 Lincoln City

Alan Power
Captain Alan Power scored the decisive goal as Lincoln edged a five-goal thriller.

Lincoln made it four wins from five games and moved up to eighth as they won an entertaining game at Chester.

Matt Rhead netted his 11th goal of the season for the Imps when he headed Lee Beevers' cross into the bottom corner.

Jordan Chapell levelled from Johnny Hunt's cross before Kegan Everington scored his first Lincoln goal.

Captain Alan Power headed in to increase Lincoln's lead, before Ross Hannah pulled one back from Tom Shaw's pass, but it was too late for Chester.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Moyses on Lincoln City v Chester

"To a man they were incredible. They dug in and they worked hard. I don't think anybody comes here and gets an easy ride because Chester are a good team.

"That's what we're about. We're not the biggest squad in the division by any stretch of the imagination but we're together, we work hard and we don't let each other down.

"The fans were great again. These are a special group of players and we've got good staff so it's a pleasure to be here at the moment."

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 2HigginsBooked at 90mins
  • 4Kay
  • 8ShawBooked at 87mins
  • 3Hunt
  • 6Sharps
  • 11Chapell
  • 9Hannah
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forThomsonat 58'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 57minsSubstituted forRichardsat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hughes
  • 13Forth
  • 14Thomson
  • 15Richards
  • 21Peers

Lincoln City

  • 1FarmanBooked at 76mins
  • 18Beevers
  • 5Waterfall
  • 4StanleySubstituted forEveringtonat 10'minutes
  • 6BushBooked at 90mins
  • 26Howe
  • 7MuldoonSubstituted forSimmonsat 90+2'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forHearnat 80'minutes
  • 12Hawkridge
  • 8Power
  • 2Wood

Substitutes

  • 3Tempest
  • 10Hearn
  • 13Grant
  • 15Everington
  • 16Simmons
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
2,224

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 3.

Corner, Chester FC.

Booking

Chris Bush (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris Bush (Lincoln City).

Kane Richards (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alex Simmons replaces Jack Muldoon.

Offside, Lincoln City. Liam Hearn tries a through ball, but Liam Hearn is caught offside.

Booking

Ryan Higgins (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Higgins (Chester FC).

Bradley Wood (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Lincoln City).

Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Booking

Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Shaw (Chester FC).

Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. George Thomson (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Lincoln City).

Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Offside, Lincoln City. Liam Hearn tries a through ball, but Liam Hearn is caught offside.

Foul by Ian Sharps (Chester FC).

Liam Hearn (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Liam Hearn replaces Matt Rhead because of an injury.

Booking

Paul Farman (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. George Thomson (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Lincoln City. Alan Power tries a through ball, but Alan Power is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by John Rooney.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

John Rooney (Chester FC) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Foul by Michael Kay (Chester FC).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 3. Ross Hannah (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Shaw.

Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Chris Bush (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Foul by Ian Sharps (Chester FC).

Lee Beevers (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. John Rooney (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Corner, Chester FC.

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