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Lincoln City 2-1 Peterborough United

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.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16Bostwick
  • 6BolgerBooked at 80mins
  • 3Toffolo
  • 4O'ConnorSubstituted forPayneat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19MorrellBooked at 71mins
  • 26Anderson
  • 28HeskethBooked at 61minsSubstituted forAkindeat 66'minutes
  • 18Grant
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 5Shackell
  • 10Payne
  • 12Chapman
  • 20Connolly
  • 21Smith
  • 24Melbourne
  • 29Akinde

Peterborough

  • 1Pym
  • 24MasonBooked at 37mins
  • 16Bennett
  • 5Beevers
  • 3ButlerBooked at 90mins
  • 14Reed
  • 4WoodyardBooked at 55mins
  • 21BoydBooked at 45minsSubstituted forWardat 57'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 17Toney
  • 7EisaSubstituted forDembéléat 70'minutesBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 10Dembélé
  • 23Ward
  • 25O'Malley
  • 28Copping
  • 30Cartwright
  • 31Barker
  • 32Burrows
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
10,025

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Peterborough United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Peterborough United 1.

Booking

Dan Butler (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

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!

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.

Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Jorge Grant with a cross.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Lincoln City).

Rhys Bennett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Foul by Cian Bolger (Lincoln City).

Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Jack Payne (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

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

Foul by Ivan Toney (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Toffolo.

Booking

Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

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

Foul by Siriki Dembélé (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Siriki Dembélé replaces Mohamed Eisa.

Foul by Cian Bolger (Lincoln City).

Mohamed Eisa (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tyler Walker (Lincoln City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe24128432221044
2Rotherham24125742251741
3Coventry23101033425940
4Oxford Utd23116641221939
5Ipswich23108533221138
6Peterborough24106844341036
7Fleetwood2210663729836
8Bristol Rovers2310673030036
9Portsmouth239863428635
10Blackpool2481063228434
11Gillingham248972824433
12Burton239683230233
13Sunderland228862823532
14Shrewsbury228862123-232
15Doncaster218763223931
16Lincoln City2393112828030
17Accrington247893433129
18Rochdale2474132741-1425
19Wimbledon2466122936-724
20MK Dons2473142636-1024
21Tranmere2356122743-1621
22Southend2416172765-389
23Bolton2147101846-287
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