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Lincoln City 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Lincoln stretched their lead at the top of League Two to five points with a comfortable 2-0 defeat of 10-man Oldham.

Goals in either half from Harry Toffolo and substitute Danny Rowe ensured a 14th league game without defeat for the Imps, while Jose Baxter's 43rd-minute dismissal made it harder for the visitors.

Oldham started well and tested Imps goalkeeper Matt Gilks twice within the first three minutes, with the veteran stopper saving from Baxter, before palming behind a Mohamed Maouche effort.

City awoke from their slumbers, with Tom Pett bringing a save out of Daniel Iversen before leading scorer John Akinde blazed a Bruno Andrade cross wildly over from just two yards.

City took the lead after half an hour. Toffolo played a neat one-two with Mark O'Hara on the edge of the Oldham box and the left-back burst into the area and fired a right-footed shot past Iversen.

The Latics were reduced to 10 men just before the break when Baxter saw red for a wild lunge on Harry Anderson.

Andrade smashed a 20-yard shot against the bar early in the second half, before City doubled their lead after 57 minutes through Rowe, who curled a brilliant effort into the top corner.

Dominant Lincoln could have made the result more emphatic, but Andrade was denied twice by Iversen, who also thwarted substitute Michael O'Connor.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 18Gilks
  • 23Eardley
  • 24Bolger
  • 16Bostwick
  • 14Toffolo
  • 26Anderson
  • 6O'HaraSubstituted forO'Connorat 82'minutes
  • 7Pett
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 9RheadSubstituted forRoweat 45'minutes
  • 29AkindeSubstituted forRobertsat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Vickers
  • 4O'Connor
  • 15Wilson
  • 17McCartan
  • 19Rowe
  • 25Roberts
  • 35Watkins

Oldham

  • 1Iversen
  • 34HamerBooked at 71mins
  • 26Clarke
  • 4Edmundson
  • 23Hunt
  • 19LangBooked at 66mins
  • 28MaoucheSubstituted forVeraat 64'minutes
  • 17Missilou
  • 27NepomucenoSubstituted forO'Gradyat 64'minutes
  • 8BaxterBooked at 43mins
  • 18AfolayanSubstituted forDearnleyat 44'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Iacovitti
  • 9Dearnley
  • 10O'Grady
  • 11Vera
  • 13de la Paz
  • 14Benteke
  • 42Sylla
Referee:
Paul Marsden
Attendance:
8,454

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home14
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Tom Pett (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Urko Vera (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jordan Roberts replaces John Akinde.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Chris O'Grady.

Attempt blocked. Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Danny Rowe (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt missed. Danny Rowe (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

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

Foul by Zachary Dearnley (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Thomas Hamer.

Booking

Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Thomas Hamer (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Christopher Missilou.

Foul by Mark O'Hara (Lincoln City).

Chris O'Grady (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

Attempt saved. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Christopher Missilou.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Urko Vera replaces Mohammed Maouche.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Chris O'Grady replaces Gevaro Nepomuceno.

Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Daniel Iversen.

Attempt blocked. Bruno Andrade (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Foul by Mark O'Hara (Lincoln City).

Callum Lang (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Oldham Athletic 0. Danny Rowe (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Harry Anderson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City372112465353075
2Bury372010771413070
3Mansfield371714654302465
4MK Dons371981061392265
5Tranmere3717101054421261
6Forest Green3715121054381657
7Colchester371691257431457
8Carlisle37175155648856
9Exeter3615101147371055
10Stevenage37157154246-452
11Northampton371215104847151
12Swindon361311124346-350
13Newport36147154556-1149
14Oldham371212135448648
15Crewe37138164047-747
16Grimsby37145184048-847
17Cheltenham37129164655-945
18Crawley37127183949-1043
19Morecambe37118184458-1441
20Cambridge37118183254-2241
21Port Vale371010173343-1040
22Yeovil3799193652-1636
23Notts County37711193871-3332
24Macclesfield3679203662-2630
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