League Two
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Lincoln City 1-1 Northampton Town

Lincoln secured a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Northampton despite playing more than half the game with 10 men.

After a quiet start to the game, the Imps took the lead after 27 minutes when John Akinde flicked the ball onto Bruno Andrade, who cracked home a superb volley from just inside the box.

The League Two leaders dominated for a spell after the goal and looked in complete control until two key moments saw the game swing towards the visitors.

First, Harry Anderson was shown a straight red card after catching David Buchanan with a rash challenge.

Town then levelled in the fourth and final minute of first-half added time when Jack Bridge's low cross was turned home by defender Aaron Pierre.

However, the Cobblers failed to make the most of their man advantage in the second half as Lincoln more than held their own.

In fact the Imps could have snatched all three points late on when, following a Tom Pett cross, a huge appeal for a penalty for handball was rejected by referee Michael Salisbury.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Smith
  • 23Eardley
  • 24Bolger
  • 5Shackell
  • 14Toffolo
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forO'Haraat 80'minutes
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forPettat 33'minutes
  • 26AndersonBooked at 42mins
  • 19Rowe
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 29AkindeSubstituted forAngolat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Vickers
  • 6O'Hara
  • 7Pett
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Angol
  • 20Brown
  • 25Roberts

Northampton

  • 1Cornell
  • 4GoodeBooked at 39mins
  • 6TaylorBooked at 61mins
  • 16Pierre
  • 2FaceySubstituted forPowellat 55'minutes
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forElsnikat 64'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 18Turnbull
  • 3BuchananBooked at 13mins
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forMoriasat 81'minutes
  • 21O'Toole
  • 7Hoskins

Substitutes

  • 9Williams
  • 10Powell
  • 11Powell
  • 14Morias
  • 15Bowditch
  • 22Elsnik
  • 30Coddington
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
9,352

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Northampton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Northampton Town 1.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.

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

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Powell (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Foul by Mark O'Hara (Lincoln City).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Sam Hoskins.

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

Mark O'Hara (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Junior Morias replaces Jack Bridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Mark O'Hara replaces Michael O'Connor.

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

Foul by Timi Max Elsnik (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Attempt blocked. Timi Max Elsnik (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Lee Angol replaces John Akinde.

Delay in match Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) because of an injury.

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

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

Foul by Timi Max Elsnik (Northampton Town).

Booking

Timi Max Elsnik (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Timi Max Elsnik (Northampton Town).

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City).

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

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Timi Max Elsnik replaces Shaun McWilliams.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Booking

Ash Taylor (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City311710455312461
2Mansfield321513448252358
3Bury32169762392357
4Colchester321571052351752
5Carlisle311641149361352
6Forest Green311312647301751
7Exeter31149843311251
8MK Dons31148949321750
9Stevenage32145133640-447
10Tranmere31129104540545
11Grimsby32134153639-343
12Swindon311110103641-543
13Newport30127113948-943
14Oldham30119104537842
15Crewe31126133640-442
16Northampton32814104145-438
17Crawley32114173646-1037
18Cheltenham3198143648-1235
19Cambridge31105162950-2135
20Port Vale3189142738-1133
21Yeovil3179153139-830
22Morecambe3178163250-1829
23Macclesfield3277183354-2128
24Notts County31510163261-2925
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