Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Peterborough United 1.
Jorge Grant's late free-kick saw Lincoln clinch a thrilling victory over Peterborough, who ended the game with 10 men.
Having not scored in any of their previous three games, Posh took the lead on 27 minutes with a goal partly of Lincoln's own making. As the hosts tried to play out from the back, the ball was intercepted before Ivan Toney steered in a superb effort.
The Imps pressed for an equaliser in the second half and were rewarded when Tyler Walker's deflected 67th-minute effort found the net.
The turning point of the game arrived with 19 minutes to go when Siriki Dembele, just a minute after coming off the bench, got himself sent off for lashing out at Joe Morrell right in front of the referee.
Lincoln then piled forward in search of a winner, with Harry Toffolo hitting the post and Harry Anderson's header being kept out by an outstanding save from Christy Pym.
The winning goal eventually arrived on 89 minutes, when Grant curled home an excellent free-kick.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 6BolgerBooked at 80mins
- 4O'ConnorSubstituted forPayneat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 19MorrellBooked at 71mins
- 28HeskethBooked at 61minsSubstituted forAkindeat 66'minutes
- 24MasonBooked at 37mins
- 3ButlerBooked at 90mins
- 4WoodyardBooked at 55mins
- 21BoydBooked at 45minsSubstituted forWardat 57'minutes
- 7EisaSubstituted forDembéléat 70'minutesBooked at 71mins
- Chris Sarginson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Peterborough United 1.
Dan Butler (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jack Payne (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Jack Payne (Lincoln City).
Attempt blocked. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Payne.
Attempt missed. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from long range on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ivan Toney with a headed pass.
Goal! Lincoln City 2, Peterborough United 1. Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
Jack Payne (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).
Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorge Grant with a cross.
Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Christy Pym.
Attempt saved. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Harry Toffolo with a cross.
Attempt saved. Cian Bolger (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Mark Beevers.
Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Morrell.
Attempt blocked. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Morrell with a cross.
Foul by Tyler Walker (Lincoln City).
Mark Beevers (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.