League One
Oxford Utd1Lincoln City0

Oxford United 1-0 Lincoln City

Shandon Baptiste hit a screamer to bring Oxford a win over Lincoln and consolidate their push for automatic promotion.

The Imps looked to be in little danger when Baptiste picked up the ball in the 36th minute, but the midfielder unleashed a stunning 30-yard shot which flew in off the underside of the bar.

Victory completed the double over Lincoln for Oxford as Michael Appleton went home pointless from his first return to his old club, but it was a much tougher test on this occasion for Karl Robinson's team, who won 6-0 at Sincil Bank in September.

Substitute John Akinde nearly snatched an equaliser in stoppage time with a header against the post.

Earlier, U's striker Matty Taylor just failed to turn in Chris Cadden's cross and Cameron Brannagan brought a good save out of Josh Vickers.

Lincoln's players were furious to see United defender John Mousinho only yellow carded for cynically pulling back Tyler Walker when he raced towards goal.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 26Archer
  • 2Cadden
  • 4Dickie
  • 15MousinhoBooked at 71mins
  • 3Ruffels
  • 16BaptisteBooked at 82mins
  • 6Gorrin
  • 8Brannagan
  • 17HenrySubstituted forSykesat 67'minutes
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forMackieat 73'minutes
  • 11Fosu-HenrySubstituted forMooreat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Moore
  • 7Hall
  • 12Long
  • 13Stevens
  • 18Sykes
  • 19Mackie
  • 23Agyei

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 6Bolger
  • 3Toffolo
  • 19MorrellBooked at 69mins
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAkindeat 60'minutes
  • 26Anderson
  • 28HeskethSubstituted forPayneat 73'minutes
  • 18Grant
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 7Pett
  • 10Payne
  • 12Chapman
  • 20Connolly
  • 21Smith
  • 24Melbourne
  • 29Akinde
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
10,115

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Lincoln City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Lincoln City 0.

John Akinde (Lincoln City) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jorge Grant with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Morrell with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

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

Foul by Alex Rodriguez (Oxford United).

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

Mark Sykes (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City).

Attempt missed. Mark Sykes (Oxford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Elliott Moore replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Booking

Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

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

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Josh Ruffels.

Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Oxford United).

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Mackie (Oxford United).

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

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Akinde (Lincoln City).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Akinde.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Jamie Mackie replaces Matty Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jack Payne replaces Jake Hesketh.

John Mousinho (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jorge Grant (Lincoln City).

Booking

John Mousinho (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Mousinho (Oxford United).

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

Booking

Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Morrell (Lincoln City).

Offside, Lincoln City. Jake Hesketh tries a through ball, but John Akinde is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe22127330171343
2Ipswich21107429161337
3Oxford Utd21106539201936
4Peterborough22106643281536
5Rotherham22105736241235
6Bristol Rovers2110563027335
7Fleetwood2010463628834
8Portsmouth219753224834
9Coventry2181032623334
10Blackpool228953025533
11Shrewsbury218762022-231
12Burton218672825330
13Gillingham227872623329
14Doncaster197753021928
15Sunderland207762521428
16Accrington226883131026
17Lincoln City2173112124-324
18Wimbledon2265112733-623
19Rochdale2264122539-1422
20Tranmere2155112538-1320
21MK Dons2253142035-1518
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton194691441-276
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