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Lincoln City 2-3 Dover Athletic

Dover Athletic came from behind to seal three points against Lincoln City at Sincil Bank in the National League.

The Imps led when Luke Waterfall dived to head Terry Hawkridge's cross past visiting keeper Andy Rafferty.

Dover levelled through Ricky Miller's low shot, but Matt Rhead nodded down for Liam Hearn to restore the lead.

The visitors were awarded a penalty when Lee Beevers fouled Ricky Modeste, which Nicky Deverdics scored, before Miller added a winner from close range.

Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

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Moyses on Lincoln City v Dover

"First half I thought we played very very well and at 2-1 early in the second half I thought we were in complete control but a decision like that (the penalty) changes the way the game is.

"There's no way we should have lost that game of football, or even drawn the game. We were by far the better side.

"That's eight games without a win now and that's a problem but the goals we're conceding are errors, they're not goals where we've been carved open.

"We're having players sent off, we're conceding soft penalties and letting soft goals in and it's all our own doing. If it were out of our control that would be a problem but it's all things we can put right ourselves."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 18Beevers
  • 2Wood
  • 25BroughBooked at 81mins
  • 8PowerBooked at 73mins
  • 5Waterfall
  • 12HawkridgeSubstituted forMcDaidat 71'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 10Hearn
  • 9Rhead
  • 7MuldoonSubstituted forRobinsonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tempest
  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 19McDaid
  • 26Howe

Dover

  • 30Rafferty
  • 16Sterling
  • 21ThomasBooked at 78mins
  • 10MurphySubstituted forDialloat 90+2'minutes
  • 5RaggettBooked at 86mins
  • 2MagriSubstituted forGrimesat 62'minutes
  • 6Orlu
  • 17Deverdics
  • 18ParkinsonBooked at 50mins
  • 9MillerBooked at 57mins
  • 7Modeste

Substitutes

  • 1Walker
  • 11Diallo
  • 14Ofori-Acheampong
  • 15Grimes
  • 24Pinnock
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,402

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamDover
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 3.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Foul by Paul Farman (Lincoln City).

Nabi Diallo (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Lincoln City.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Nabi Diallo replaces Tom Murphy.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Lincoln City).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Robbie McDaid (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tyrone Sterling (Dover Athletic).

Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Craig Stanley (Lincoln City).

Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Corner, Dover Athletic.

Booking

Patrick Brough (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Patrick Brough (Lincoln City).

Ricky Modeste (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Connor Robinson replaces Jack Muldoon.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Lincoln City).

Jack Parkinson (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Booking

Aswad Thomas (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City).

Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Tom Murphy (Dover Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Booking

Alan Power (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Nicky Deverdics (Dover Athletic) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Robbie McDaid replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic).

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

Offside, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead tries a through ball, but Matt Rhead is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 3. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jamie Grimes replaces Sam Magri.

Foul by Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

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