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Lincoln City 1-1 Morecambe

Wasteful Lincoln were forced to settle for a draw against Morecambe in their first home match back in the Football League.

The Imps largely dominated the first half with Jordan Maguire-Drew and Nathan Arnold forcing veteran keeper Barry Roche into stunning saves while Matt Green dragged a good chance wide of the far post.

However, the Shrimps also threatened with only a last-ditch clearance from Sean Raggett denying Garry Thompson a goal and Aaron McGowan hitting the bar with a stunning 30-yard effort.

And it was Jim Bentley's visitors who took the lead in the 53rd minute when Aaron Wildig, having failed to convert a much easier chance two minutes earlier, volleyed home superbly from the edge of the box.

Matt Rhead, Raggett and Matt Green went agonisingly close to equalising but were denied by excellent goalkeeping, good defending or poor finishing.

However, the Imps finally levelled in the 70th minute when Green broke into the box, held off a defender and fired home from an acute angle.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 15Dickie
  • 25Raggett
  • 23Eardley
  • 14Maguire-DrewSubstituted forAndersonat 83'minutes
  • 16Bostwick
  • 30Woodyard
  • 28Arnold
  • 10Green
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Whitehouse
  • 5Waterfall
  • 6Howe
  • 8Palmer
  • 11Knott
  • 21Vickers
  • 26Anderson

Morecambe

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 16Lavelle
  • 6Winnard
  • 4Kenyon
  • 3Brough
  • 15WildigSubstituted forFlemingat 84'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 11EllisonSubstituted forTurnerat 73'minutes
  • 7Thompson
  • 9OliverSubstituted forOldat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Old
  • 8Fleming
  • 10Campbell
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 18Turner
  • 21Osborne
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
8,060

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home26
Away10
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Morecambe 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sean Raggett (Lincoln City).

  6. Post update

    Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

  9. Post update

    Robert Dickie (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Aaron Wildig.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Ollie Palmer replaces Matt Rhead.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match Dean Winnard (Morecambe) because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Patrick Brough (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Michael Bostwick.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Sean Long.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Steven Old replaces Vadaine Oliver.

As It Stood

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1Coventry22005056
2Mansfield21104224
3Wycombe21105414
4Barnet21103214
5Morecambe21103214
6Swindon21103214
7Exeter21102114
8Luton21018353
9Accrington21015413
10Port Vale21015413
11Carlisle21013303
12Grimsby21013303
13Cheltenham21012203
14Notts County210123-13
15Yeovil2101510-53
16Newport20204402
17Stevenage20204402
18Crewe20203302
19Lincoln City20203302
20Colchester201124-21
21Forest Green201124-21
22Cambridge200213-20
23Crawley200214-30
24Chesterfield200215-40
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