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Lincoln City 0-1 Crawley Town

Skipper Lee Frecklington was shown a straight red card as Lincoln slipped to their first defeat of the season at the hands of Crawley.

Frecklington was dismissed nine minutes into the second half for a late and rash challenge on Mark Connolly.

By then, the Imps were one goal down after Michael Bostwick's own goal in first-half added time.

That proved to be the only goal as Crawley recorded a surprise win in front of new manager Gabriele Cioffi, who was watching from the stands.

Town controlled the first half with Panutche Camara forcing Grant Smith into the good save, and the Imps should have taken the lead a minute before the break when John Akinde poked wide from close range.

It proved to be a costly miss as Felipe Morais's deflected cross was inadvertently turned into his own net by Bostwick.

Despite Frecklington's red card, Lincoln dominated the remainder of the match, but couldn't force an equaliser.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Smith
  • 23Eardley
  • 16BostwickBooked at 75mins
  • 5ShackellBooked at 55mins
  • 14Toffolo
  • 8FrecklingtonBooked at 55mins
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forMcCartanat 54'minutes
  • 7PettSubstituted forRheadat 82'minutes
  • 26Anderson
  • 29Akinde
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forMensahat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 6Wharton
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Green
  • 17McCartan
  • 18Mensah
  • 24Slocombe

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 14FrancombSubstituted forDohertyat 70'minutes
  • 33N'GalaBooked at 12mins
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 68mins
  • 16MaguireBooked at 46mins
  • 2Young
  • 22Morais
  • 21BulmanBooked at 22mins
  • 15Nathaniel-GeorgeSubstituted forMcNerneyat 90+2'minutes
  • 28Camara
  • 9PalmerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 5McNerney
  • 10Poleon
  • 11Gambin
  • 12Mersin
  • 25Randall
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
8,321

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Crawley Town 1.

Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

John Akinde (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

John Akinde (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Joe McNerney replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Booking

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Filipe Morais (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Bernard Mensah (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City).

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Bernard Mensah (Lincoln City).

Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Shackell (Lincoln City).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Tom Pett.

Attempt missed. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bernard Mensah replaces Bruno Andrade.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Doherty replaces George Francomb.

Attempt blocked. Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Akinde (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City7511145916
2Newport751197216
3Exeter7412137613
4Carlisle741298113
5Colchester7331145912
6MK Dons633063312
7Swindon73311212012
8Yeovil632193611
9Forest Green7250116511
10Oldham732296311
11Stevenage732276111
12Mansfield624084410
13Bury7313129310
14Tranmere724187110
15Crawley7313910-110
16Crewe62139817
17Port Vale721478-17
18Cheltenham721468-27
19Cambridge7214712-57
20Northampton7133811-36
21Grimsby7124512-75
22Morecambe7106315-123
23Macclesfield7025514-92
24Notts County7016721-141
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