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Lincoln City 3-1 Grimsby Town

A three-goal burst inside eight first-half minutes ensured Lincoln secured derby bragging rights with victory over struggling Grimsby.

Lee Frecklington, Matt Green and Scott Wharton were all on target in the first half as the Imps strengthened their play-off bid.

Frecklington opened the floodgates in the 31st minute when a corner was partially cleared to the midfielder, whose first-time volley appeared to take a deflection amid a crowded area before finding the corner of the net.

The Imps then took control as the Mariners crumbled. It was 2-0 four minutes later when great work down the left from Elliott Whitehouse ended with his cross being turned home by Green for his 14th goal of the season.

The torrent of City pressure continued as they made it 3-0 in the 39th minute. Following another poorly-defended corner, the ball dropped to Wharton, who produced a tidy finish.

The Mariners were given hope before half-time when they pulled a goal back. After Ryan Allsop had tipped over an effort from Harry Clifton, the resulting corner was handled by Whitehouse and Ben Davies cracked home the penalty.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Allsop
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 6Wharton
  • 3Habergham
  • 4Whitehouse
  • 30Woodyard
  • 19FrecklingtonSubstituted forWilsonat 81'minutes
  • 10GreenSubstituted forAndersonat 65'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forPalmerat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Williams

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 2Long
  • 7Pett
  • 8Palmer
  • 15Wilson
  • 24Rowe
  • 26Anderson

Grimsby

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McKeown
  • 31Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forRoseat 56'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Collins
  • 23Fox
  • 15CliftonBooked at 22mins
  • 7Berrett
  • 2Davies
  • 25WoolfordSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 66'minutes
  • 17CardwellSubstituted forMcSheffreyat 45'minutes
  • 29Matt

Substitutes

  • 8Rose
  • 10McSheffrey
  • 12Mills
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 21Vernon
  • 27Dembele
  • 30Killip
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
9,774

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Grimsby Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Grimsby Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Elliott Whitehouse (Lincoln City).

  4. Post update

    Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Fox (Grimsby Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Clarke (Grimsby Town).

  9. Booking

    Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City).

  11. Post update

    Mitch Rose (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Fox (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Scott Wharton.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Sam Habergham (Lincoln City).

  15. Post update

    Harry Clifton (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Diallang Jaiyesimi (Grimsby Town).

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Wilson (Lincoln City).

  20. Post update

    Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington37235964402474
2Luton382011779403971
3Notts County381812860392166
4Wycombe37199970521866
5Mansfield371615656381863
6Coventry371871243311261
7Lincoln City371612953401360
8Exeter36186124640660
9Swindon37193155855360
10Carlisle381511125548756
11Newport371314104747053
12Crawley37158144446-253
13Colchester371312124643351
14Cambridge381311143850-1250
15Cheltenham381112155354-145
16Stevenage371111155055-544
17Yeovil37119174757-1042
18Morecambe36912153747-1039
19Port Vale37911174153-1238
20Crewe37114224461-1737
21Forest Green37107204464-2037
22Grimsby38910193257-2537
23Chesterfield3687213765-2831
24Barnet3879223456-2230
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