The FA Cup - First Round
Lincoln CityLincoln City3NorthamptonNorthampton Town2

Bruno Andrade scored an injury-time winner against Northampton to send Lincoln City into the second round of the FA Cup.

The tie looked to be heading for a replay after the Imps let a two-goal lead slip, but a fantastic effort from the Portuguese winger sent Danny Cowley's side through.

After a quiet opening, the tie came to life after 16 minutes as Lincoln took the lead. Andrade sent in a low cross from the left and Harry Anderson got across his marker to fire into the net.

The second goal arrived in the 52nd minute when the ball dropped to Tom Pett just outside the box and the midfielder rifled home.

The two-goal lead lasted barely three minutes as the Cobblers gave themselves a lifeline when Jack Bridge fired into the net.

And Northampton completed their comeback when Kevin van Veen turned sharply before shooting into the roof of the net.

Andrade had the final say to send Lincoln through, while Northampton substitute Junior Morias was sent off at the end of added time following an off-the-ball incident involving Pett.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 15Wilson
  • 5ShackellBooked at 45mins
  • 16Bostwick
  • 14Toffolo
  • 26Anderson
  • 7PettBooked at 90mins
  • 4O'Connor
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forWhartonat 90+5'minutes
  • 17McCartanSubstituted forGreenat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 29AkindeBooked at 71minsSubstituted forRheadat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wharton
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Green
  • 12Chapman
  • 18Mensah
  • 20Crookes
  • 24Slocombe

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 4Odoffin
  • 18TurnbullBooked at 67mins
  • 16Pierre
  • 3Buchanan
  • 7Hoskins
  • 17McWilliamsBooked at 75mins
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 36mins
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forPowellat 72'minutes
  • 9WilliamsSubstituted forMoriasat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10van VeenBooked at 27mins

Substitutes

  • 11Powell
  • 14Morias
  • 20Waters
  • 28Roberts
  • 31Williams
  • 34Ward
  • 35McWilliams
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,012

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Northampton Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Northampton Town 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Northampton Town).

  5. Dismissal

    Junior Morias (Northampton Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  6. Booking

    Tom Pett (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pett (Lincoln City).

  8. Post update

    Junior Morias (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Matt Green (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Powell (Northampton Town).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Scott Wharton replaces Bruno Andrade.

  12. Booking

    Matt Green (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

  14. Post update

    (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 3, Northampton Town 2. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  17. Post update

    Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Junior Morias (Northampton Town).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matt Green (Lincoln City).

  20. Post update

    Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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