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Lincoln City 0-0 Shrewsbury Town

Cian Bolger.
Lincoln were forced to play the final 10 minutes with 10 men after Cian Bolger's straight red card

Lincoln defender Cian Bolger was shown a straight red card as the Imps and Shrewsbury played out a dour goalless draw at Sincil Bank.

The centre-back was sent off with 10 minutes to go for a foul on Shrews substitute Shaun Whalley near the halfway line.

The result was a fair reflection of a game which lacked goalmouth action and incident.

The Imps edged the first half-hour with Bruno Andrade, Michael O'Connor and Jorge Grant all off target with efforts.

Shrewsbury ended the half well but Jason Cummings fired high and wide with their best chance just before the break.

In the second half, the visitors had the first meaningful shot on target when Sean Goss' free-kick was beaten away by Josh Vickers.

At the other end, Lincoln's top scorer Tyler Walker had a goal ruled out for offside after John Akinde's shot had been saved by Max O'Leary.

After Bolger saw red, Shrewsbury piled on the pressure in search of a late winner but Vickers kept them at bay with a couple of excellent saves from Whalley and Josh Laurent.

The meeting was the first between the sides since Lincoln's victory over the Shrews in the 2018 Checkatrade Trophy final - but only five players that featured that day were involved in this draw.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 6BolgerBooked at 80mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 3Toffolo
  • 4O'Connor
  • 19Morrell
  • 11Carvalho Andrade
  • 10PayneSubstituted forConnollyat 85'minutes
  • 18GrantSubstituted forAkindeat 69'minutes
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 12Chapman
  • 20Connolly
  • 21Smith
  • 24Melbourne
  • 26Anderson
  • 28Hesketh
  • 29Akinde

Shrewsbury

  • 25O'Leary
  • 5Williams
  • 2PierreBooked at 27mins
  • 6Beckles
  • 17Love
  • 28Laurent
  • 22GossSubstituted forThompsonat 86'minutes
  • 8NorburnBooked at 74mins
  • 11Giles
  • 10OkenabirhieSubstituted forWhalleyat 70'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forUdohat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Murphy
  • 3Golbourne
  • 4Edwards
  • 7Whalley
  • 15Walker
  • 21Thompson
  • 23Udoh
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
8,710

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Offside, Lincoln City. Tyler Walker tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ryan John Giles (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Joe Morrell (Lincoln City).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Donald Love.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Attempt blocked. Donald Love (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ro-Shaun Williams.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Omar Beckles (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Laurent.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Thompson replaces Sean Goss.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Callum Connolly replaces Jack Payne.

Jack Payne (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town).

Dismissal

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

Foul by Cian Bolger (Lincoln City).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Lincoln City. John Akinde tries a through ball, but Tyler Walker is caught offside.

Attempt saved. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyler Walker.

Booking

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt blocked. Josh Laurent (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Whalley.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Akinde replaces Jorge Grant.

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

Foul by Fejiri Okenabirhie (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Joe Morrell (Lincoln City).

Daniel Udoh (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Lincoln City. Jorge Grant tries a through ball, but Tyler Walker is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Daniel Udoh replaces Jason Cummings.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ro-Shaun Williams.

Attempt saved. Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Jack Payne (Lincoln City).

Sean Goss (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

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