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Lincoln City 1-1 Exeter City

John Akinde snatched a stoppage-time equaliser as League Two leaders Lincoln grabbed a 1-1 draw against Exeter at Sincil Bank.

The hosts went three points clear at the summit after Akinde wriggled free before burying a left-footed effort to cancel out Matt Jay's fine free-kick midway through the first half.

The hosts created the first opening when Neal Eardley played in Akinde, who shot straight at Christy Pym.

Exeter went ahead when Jay curled a free-kick from the left edge of the penalty area inside the far post with keeper Matt Gilks motionless.

The Grecians might have doubled their lead two minutes later but Donovan Wilson headed over from six yards out.

Lincoln felt they should have had a penalty two minutes before half-time when Bruno Andrade went down under pressure from Kane Wilson, and moments later Tom Pett's surging run concluded with him shooting straight at Pym.

Exeter continued to impress after the break, with Dara O'Shea's effort blocked and Ryan Bowman failing to convert Kane Wilson's excellent cross when it looked easier to score.

The Imps' penalty appeals were waved away again when Akinde went down under pressure from Aaron Martin 15 minutes from time and Shay McCartan's stoppage-time effort was scrambled off the line before Lincoln produced the latest of levellers.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 18Gilks
  • 23Eardley
  • 16BostwickBooked at 52mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 14Toffolo
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6O'HaraSubstituted forMcCartanat 54'minutes
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 19RoweSubstituted forRheadat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7PettSubstituted forBolgerat 83'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 29Akinde

Substitutes

  • 1Vickers
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Angol
  • 17McCartan
  • 24Bolger
  • 25Roberts
  • 34Smith

Exeter

  • 1PymBooked at 90mins
  • 2Sweeney
  • 4O'Shea
  • 5Martin
  • 20Wilson
  • 25Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 27Collins
  • 19WilsonSubstituted forForteat 60'minutes
  • 12BowmanSubstituted forHartridgeat 90+4'minutes
  • 17JaySubstituted forBoatengat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Holmes
  • 11Williams
  • 13Hamon
  • 14Forte
  • 28Brown
  • 34Hartridge
  • 44Boateng
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
8,589

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Exeter City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Exeter City 1. John Akinde (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Rhead.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Alex Hartridge replaces Ryan Bowman.

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

Attempt blocked. Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Booking

Christy Pym (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

Booking

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

Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Attempt blocked. Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Booking

Cian Bolger (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Cian Bolger replaces Tom Pett.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Hiram Boateng replaces Matt Jay.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

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

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

Foul by Aaron Martin (Exeter City).

Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Jay (Exeter City).

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Exeter City).

Attempt saved. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Attempt missed. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Archie Collins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Danny Rowe.

Attempt blocked. Matt Jay (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) left footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Danny Rowe.

Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Archie Collins (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jonathan Forte replaces Donovan Wilson.

Attempt missed. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 26th February 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City341812460342666
2Bury34189766402663
3Mansfield341613549262361
4MK Dons34178955342159
5Exeter341510946341255
6Colchester341591054371754
7Forest Green341412850331754
8Carlisle341651353421153
9Tranmere341410104841752
10Stevenage34146143944-548
11Grimsby34145153840-247
12Swindon331211103942-347
13Oldham341210125244846
14Crewe34137144044-446
15Newport33137134352-946
16Northampton34915104346-342
17Cheltenham34118153949-1041
18Crawley34116173747-1039
19Cambridge34106182953-2436
20Morecambe3498173553-1835
21Yeovil3489173346-1333
22Port Vale3489172842-1433
23Macclesfield3479183556-2130
24Notts County34610183466-3228
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