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Lincoln City 2-2 Stevenage

League Two leaders Lincoln were pegged back by two stunning late goals from Ilias Chair as they were forced to settle for a draw with Stevenage.

The Imps looked set to extend their lead at the summit to four points thanks to two goals from Bruno Andrade but were denied by a pair of magnificent efforts from Queens Park Rangers loanee Chair.

Lincoln, whose lead is down to two points after a fourth successive draw, made a dream start to the second half, taking the lead on 48 minutes through Andrade, who did brilliantly to rise and head home a cross from Danny Rowe.

With 19 minutes left, Andrade struck again to double his side's advantage with a superb angled drive which flew into the far corner.

Chair finally got the goal his performance deserved when he curled a fabulous effort beyond keeper Grant Smith.

The equaliser arrived deep into added time as Chair scored with a sensational strike from out wide on the right.

After the goal, Stevenage boss Dino Maamria sprinted half the length of the pitch to celebrate with the travelling fans before being shown a red card by the referee and sent to the stands.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 21Smith
  • 23EardleyBooked at 89mins
  • 24BolgerBooked at 51mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 14ToffoloBooked at 89mins
  • 16Bostwick
  • 8FrecklingtonSubstituted forO'Connorat 67'minutes
  • 19RoweSubstituted forMcCartanat 69'minutes
  • 7PettSubstituted forO'Haraat 84'minutes
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 29AkindeBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 1Vickers
  • 4O'Connor
  • 6O'Hara
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Angol
  • 17McCartan
  • 25Roberts

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2WildinBooked at 89mins
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 3Hunt
  • 24MakasiSubstituted forBallat 82'minutes
  • 8ByromSubstituted forSmythat 79'minutes
  • 25HenrySubstituted forSonupeat 72'minutes
  • 4Timlin
  • 12Chair
  • 9Revell

Substitutes

  • 7Ball
  • 11Sonupe
  • 15Vancooten
  • 23Gibson
  • 27Byrne
  • 29Smyth
  • 37Martin
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
9,036

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Stevenage 2.

Attempt missed. Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Stevenage 2. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Scott Cuthbert following a set piece situation.

Foul by Mark O'Hara (Lincoln City).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Attempt blocked. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Luther Wildin (Stevenage).

Booking

John Akinde (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Lincoln City).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Stevenage 1. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jimmy Ball.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City).

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City).

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Mark O'Hara replaces Tom Pett.

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

Foul by Liam Smyth (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jimmy Ball replaces Moses Makasi.

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

Foul by Moses Makasi (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Liam Smyth replaces Joel Byrom.

Attempt missed. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Ilias Chair (Stevenage) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Ilias Chair (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City321711457332462
2Bury33179763392460
3Mansfield331513548262258
4MK Dons33168953341956
5Forest Green331412750321854
6Colchester331581053361753
7Carlisle331641352411152
8Exeter32149943321151
9Stevenage33146133842-448
10Oldham3212101050391146
11Tranmere321210104540546
12Grimsby33144153739-246
13Crewe33137133942-346
14Swindon321210103841-346
15Newport31127123949-1043
16Northampton33815104145-439
17Crawley33115173646-1038
18Cambridge32106162950-2136
19Cheltenham3298153649-1335
20Port Vale3289152739-1233
21Morecambe3288163350-1732
22Yeovil3379173246-1430
23Macclesfield3378183455-2129
24Notts County32610163361-2828
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