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Lincoln City 5-3 Ipswich Town

Lincoln City overcame Ipswich 5-3 after an incredible eight-goal thriller at the LNER Stadium.

The Imps made a dream start, taking the lead after just seven minutes. A fantastic layoff from Jake Hesketh opened up the Ipswich defence and Harry Anderson fired home.

The visitors equalised on 32 minutes when Joe Morrell was adjudged to have committed a foul 25 yards from goal, allowing Luke Garbutt to whip the ball over the wall and into the corner of the net.

After Anderson struck the post from Jorge Grant's cross, City retook the lead in added time. Neal Eardley found Tyler Walker, who beat the offside trap and produced a fantastic lob over the onrushing Norris.

The Tractor Boys equalised just before the hour mark. Following a corner, the ball was diverted into the net with James Norwood receiving the congratulations but Lincoln's Harry Toffolo recorded as the unfortunate scorer of an own goal.

The Imps restored their lead on 72 minutes when Morrell's cross was turned home by Walker from close range, and Morrell was the provider again as Michael Bostwick made it 4-2 seven minutes later.

Substitute Will Keane set up a tense finish when he fired home on 83 minutes but Hesketh made it 5-3 on the break in added time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1VickersBooked at 90mins
  • 23Eardley
  • 16BostwickBooked at 51mins
  • 6Bolger
  • 3Toffolo
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forChapmanat 82'minutes
  • 19Morrell
  • 26Anderson
  • 28Hesketh
  • 18Grant
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 10Payne
  • 12Chapman
  • 20Connolly
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 24Melbourne
  • 29Akinde

Ipswich

  • 12Norris
  • 2DonacienSubstituted forSearsat 41'minutesBooked at 47mins
  • 4Chambers
  • 28Woolfenden
  • 29Garbutt
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 43minsSubstituted forWilsonat 64'minutes
  • 21Downes
  • 23DozzellBooked at 48mins
  • 18Judge
  • 10NorwoodSubstituted forKeaneat 76'minutes
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 1Holy
  • 5Wilson
  • 20Sears
  • 26El Mizouni
  • 30Kenlock
  • 44Huws
  • 48Keane
Referee:
James Oldham
Attendance:
10,012

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 5, Ipswich Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 5, Ipswich Town 3.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Will Norris tries a through ball, but Will Keane is caught offside.

Offside, Lincoln City. Neal Eardley tries a through ball, but Harry Anderson is caught offside.

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

Foul by Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town).

Booking

Josh Vickers (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Will Keane (Ipswich Town).

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 5, Ipswich Town 3. Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tyler Walker following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Keane with a headed pass.

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

Foul by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City).

Will Keane (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town).

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 4, Ipswich Town 3. Will Keane (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Woolfenden.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Ellis Chapman replaces Michael O'Connor.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Attempt blocked. Luke Garbutt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kayden Jackson.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 4, Ipswich Town 2. Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Morrell with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Luke Woolfenden.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Kayden Jackson.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Freddie Sears.

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

Foul by Will Keane (Ipswich Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Will Keane replaces James Norwood.

Attempt missed. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cian Bolger with a headed pass.

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

Foul by James Wilson (Ipswich Town).

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Ipswich Town 2. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Morrell.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Alan Judge tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. James Wilson replaces Gwion Edwards.

Offside, Ipswich Town. Alan Judge tries a through ball, but Kayden Jackson is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Norwood with a headed pass.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe23127431211043
2Oxford Utd22116541212039
3Rotherham23115740241638
4Ipswich22107532211137
5Coventry2291033024637
6Peterborough23106743321136
7Bristol Rovers2210663027336
8Fleetwood2110563628835
9Portsmouth229763327634
10Blackpool2381053126534
11Gillingham238872723432
12Shrewsbury228862123-232
13Sunderland218762722531
14Burton228682827130
15Accrington237883331229
16Doncaster207763123828
17Lincoln City2283112627-127
18Wimbledon2365122835-723
19Rochdale2364132540-1522
20Tranmere2256112639-1321
21MK Dons2363142336-1321
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton204791542-277
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