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Lincoln City 2-1 Chesterfield

Lincoln continued their solid start to life back in the English Football League with victory over struggling Chesterfield.

The Imps were not at their best against a Spireites team lacking confidence and quality but they did not need to be.

Michael Bostwick gave City the lead when his shot took a huge deflection off Bradley Barry and spun beyond wrong-footed keeper Joe Anyon.

The Imps doubled their lead on 25 minutes and again a Spireites player had the final touch as Andy Kellett inadvertently drilled Harry Anderson's cross into his own net.

Chesterfield pulled a goal back with eight minutes left. After Anderson was adjudged to have brought down Barry in the box, substitute Kristian Dennis netted from the spot.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Vickers
  • 23EardleyBooked at 45mins
  • 25RaggettBooked at 69mins
  • 15Dickie
  • 3Habergham
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forLongat 89'minutes
  • 16Bostwick
  • 30Woodyard
  • 14Maguire-DrewSubstituted forWhitehouseat 86'minutes
  • 10Green
  • 8PalmerSubstituted forGinnellyat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 5Waterfall
  • 7Ginnelly
  • 9Rhead
  • 28Arnold

Chesterfield

  • 12Anyon
  • 5Wiseman
  • 6Evatt
  • 27Barry
  • 24Kellett
  • 15RowleySubstituted forMitchellat 77'minutes
  • 19De GirolamoSubstituted forDennisat 56'minutes
  • 23Flores
  • 28Weir
  • 26McCourtSubstituted forReedat 56'minutes
  • 10O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 7Mitchell
  • 8Sinnott
  • 9Dennis
  • 20Maguire
  • 25Reed
  • 32Briggs
  • 34Jones
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
9,485

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home21
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Chesterfield 1.

Attempt missed. Bradley Barry (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Sean Long replaces Harry Anderson.

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Weir (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Jordan Maguire-Drew.

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Lincoln City).

Reece Mitchell (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Chesterfield 1. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Chesterfield. Bradley Barry draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Reece Mitchell replaces Joe Rowley.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Josh Ginnelly replaces Ollie Palmer.

Attempt saved. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Reed (Chesterfield).

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Booking

Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Lincoln City).

Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Matt Green (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Sean Raggett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Louis Reed replaces Jak McCourt.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter129122112928
2Notts County1282222121026
3Luton1273223101324
4Wycombe127322518724
5Coventry12723146823
6Accrington127232115623
7Stevenage126331913621
8Newport126331712521
9Mansfield125431815319
10Lincoln City125431513219
11Swindon126151716119
12Cheltenham125251614217
13Grimsby125251619-317
14Cambridge125161214-216
15Colchester124351818015
16Carlisle124261517-214
17Crewe124261318-514
18Crawley124171214-213
19Barnet123361516-112
20Yeovil123361726-912
21Morecambe122461017-710
22Forest Green121381127-166
23Port Vale12129919-105
24Chesterfield121291025-155
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