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Lincoln City 2-0 Dover Athletic

Lincoln extended their lead at the top of the National League after beating fellow promotion-hopefuls Dover.

The hosts, who beat Championship side Ipswich in the FA Cup on Tuesday, broke the deadlock after nine minutes when Dover defender Tyrone Sterling turned Sam Habergham's cross into the back of his own net.

Dover came close to levelling things up on the brink of half-time but Ricky Miller's hooked effort was kept out by Imps goalkeeper Paul Farman.

Both teams hit the woodwork in the second period, with Sean Long's cross-cum-shot clattering the bar in the 46th minute and Miller's free-kick clipping a post after 62 minutes.

Dover pushed for an equaliser as the second half wore on but it was Lincoln who found the back of the net seven minutes from time when Terry Hawkridge drilled in from the edge of the area.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 3Habergham
  • 5Waterfall
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 12Long
  • 25Raggett
  • 11HawkridgeSubstituted forWoodat 84'minutes
  • 28Arnold
  • 30Woodyard
  • 9RheadSubstituted forRobinsonat 46'minutes
  • 10MarriottSubstituted forPowerat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wood
  • 6Howe
  • 8Power
  • 31Robinson
  • 38Ward

Dover

  • 18Arnold
  • 2MagriBooked at 90mins
  • 27HurstSubstituted forHealyat 54'minutes
  • 15Grimes
  • 3Thomas
  • 5Essam
  • 6Orlu
  • 16Sterling
  • 17EmmanuelSubstituted forMarshat 85'minutes
  • 25Lafayette
  • 9Miller

Substitutes

  • 4Kinnear
  • 10Marsh
  • 11Pinnock
  • 23Parkinson
  • 26Healy
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
6,491

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 0.

Booking

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Tyrone Marsh replaces Moses Emmanuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bradley Wood replaces Terry Hawkridge.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Dover Athletic 0. Terry Hawkridge (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alan Power replaces Adam Marriott.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Joe Healy replaces James Hurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Theo Robinson replaces Matt Rhead.

Second Half

Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Goal!

Own Goal by Tyrone Sterling, Dover Athletic. Lincoln City 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City27184557263158
2Forest Green28158557332453
3Tranmere27165638221653
4Dag & Red28164847311652
5Dover291541058451349
6Barrow261210441251646
7Aldershot2813693628845
8Macclesfield26134938271143
9Gateshead28119845291642
10Chester28119844341042
11Boreham Wood2811893025541
12Eastleigh27101074134740
13Bromley28115123541-638
14Wrexham29108112736-938
15Sutton United27105123035-535
16Solihull Moors2796123845-733
17Torquay2886143140-930
18Braintree2886143148-1730
19Southport2886143456-2230
20Woking2876154053-1327
21Maidstone United2875163153-2226
22Guiseley2867153245-1325
23North Ferriby United2973191443-2924
24York28410142546-2122
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