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Burton Albion 0-2 Lincoln City

Lincoln won for the first time in six League One matches with a 2-0 victory at Burton.

Harry Anderson timed his run to perfection to evade his marker and glance home a header at the near post, putting Michael Appleton's side in front after only two minutes.

Burton had Lincoln pinned back in their own half for long spells of the first half but could not find an equaliser.

Scott Fraser, Liam Boyce and Lucas Akins all failed to hit the target before Boyce forced Josh Vickers into a good save midway through the first half.

In a rare foray forwards, Lincoln almost doubled their lead when John Akinde rattled the post and Jorge Grant could not beat Kieran O'Hara with the follow-up.

The second half continued with Albion pushing for an elusive equaliser and they made unsuccessful appeals for a penalty when Fraser looked to have been clipped as he prepared to shoot.

Substitute Tyler Walker wrapped up victory for the Imps in stoppage time, firing in after more good work from Anderson.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1O'Hara
  • 10Akins
  • 18Nartey
  • 5Buxton
  • 3Daniel
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 26mins
  • 6WallaceBooked at 61minsSubstituted forSbarraat 78'minutes
  • 7QuinnBooked at 90mins
  • 8Fraser
  • 27Boyce
  • 9BroadheadSubstituted forTempletonat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Templeton
  • 14Sbarra
  • 19Anderson
  • 22Beardsley
  • 24Garratt
  • 25Vale
  • 28Sharman-Lowe

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23EardleyBooked at 63mins
  • 6BolgerBooked at 84mins
  • 5ShackellSubstituted forBostwickat 43'minutes
  • 3Toffolo
  • 12Chapman
  • 19Morrell
  • 26Anderson
  • 28HeskethBooked at 13minsSubstituted forMelbourneat 88'minutes
  • 18Grant
  • 29AkindeSubstituted forWalkerat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Payne
  • 16Bostwick
  • 17Walker
  • 20Connolly
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 24Melbourne
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,782

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Lincoln City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Lincoln City 2.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Attempt blocked. David Templeton (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Fraser.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 0, Lincoln City 2. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Anderson following a fast break.

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City).

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Tyler Walker.

Booking

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Max Melbourne replaces Jake Hesketh.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Tyler Walker replaces John Akinde.

Attempt missed. Colin Daniel (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Scott Fraser with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Booking

Cian Bolger (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Templeton with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Kieran Wallace.

Offside, Lincoln City. Neal Eardley tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Lucas Akins.

Foul by Jake Buxton (Burton Albion).

John Akinde (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

Attempt blocked. Liam Boyce (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Wallace (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Quinn.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

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

Attempt blocked. Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorge Grant with a cross.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Boyce.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Foul by David Templeton (Burton Albion).

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Templeton (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe19117128141440
2Ipswich18106228131536
3Peterborough1995542251732
4Blackpool198832922732
5Bristol Rovers189452724331
6Coventry1971022421331
7Oxford Utd1886437191830
8Rotherham1993730191130
9Fleetwood179263023729
10Portsmouth187742820828
11Sunderland187562420426
12Shrewsbury186751619-325
13Doncaster166642518724
14Gillingham196672221124
15Burton186662120124
16Rochdale2064102233-1122
17Lincoln City186392022-221
18Accrington194782529-419
19Wimbledon1945102330-717
20Tranmere184592233-1117
21MK Dons1942131630-1414
22Southend2013162057-376
23Bolton163581138-272
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