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Lincoln City 5-1 Bolton Wanderers

Lincoln scored three goals in the final five minutes to beat beleaguered Bolton 5-1 at the LNER Stadium.

An unfortunate own goal from Remi Matthews finally made the game safe for the hosts in the 85th minute before substitute John Akinde added a late brace.

Wanderers remain 17 points adrift of safety in League One after a third straight defeat.

Harry Anderson had headed the Imps in front in the seventh minute with the only goal of a first half which the Imps controlled.

Having created little in the first period, Bolton levelled within 90 seconds of the restart when Ronan Darcy lashed home a superb effort from the edge of the box.

Tyler Walker restored the Imps' lead with a glorious finish from the edge of the box after 61 minutes, but the game remained in the balance until the close stages.

But Joe Morrell burst into the box and shot beyond Matthews and when the ball was hacked off the line by Aristote Nsiala it hit his keeper and bounced into the net.

Akinde then produced a cracking finish for the fourth just a minute later and then struck again in the 90th minute when he headed home a cross from fellow substitute Aaron Lewis.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 6Bolger
  • 5Shackell
  • 3Toffolo
  • 20CoventryBooked at 73minsSubstituted forElbouzediat 77'minutes
  • 19Morrell
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forLewisat 89'minutes
  • 28HeskethSubstituted forAkindeat 60'minutes
  • 18Grant
  • 17Walker

Substitutes

  • 12Chapman
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 24Melbourne
  • 25Elbouzedi
  • 29Akinde
  • 37Edun

Bolton

  • 20Matthews
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 30ZoumaSubstituted forO'Gradyat 45'minutes
  • 28Nsiala
  • 26Edwards
  • 8Murphy
  • 23Dodoo
  • 27DarcyBooked at 80minsSubstituted forBrockbankat 82'minutes
  • 18Hamilton
  • 22PoliticSubstituted forFaalat 90'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 10O'Grady
  • 19Faal
  • 21Brockbank
  • 24Hall
  • 34Senior
  • 35Graham
  • 43Alexander
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
8,882

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 5, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 5, Bolton Wanderers 1.

Foul by Jorge Grant (Lincoln City).

Muhammadu Faal (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Lewis (Lincoln City).

Harry Brockbank (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Muhammadu Faal (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Muhammadu Faal replaces Dennis Politic.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 5, Bolton Wanderers 1. John Akinde (Lincoln City) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aaron Lewis with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Aaron Lewis replaces Harry Anderson.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 4, Bolton Wanderers 1. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Harry Anderson following a fast break.

Foul by Zak Elbouzedi (Lincoln City).

Joshua Emmanuel (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Bolton Wanderers 1. Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Akinde.

Attempt blocked. Zak Elbouzedi (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Harry Brockbank replaces Ronan Darcy.

Attempt blocked. John Akinde (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Morrell.

Attempt saved. Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Anderson.

Booking

Ronan Darcy (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ronan Darcy (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Zak Elbouzedi replaces Conor Coventry.

Attempt missed. Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ethan Hamilton.

Attempt missed. Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by John Akinde with a headed pass.

Booking

Conor Coventry (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Conor Coventry (Lincoln City).

Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Offside, Lincoln City. John Akinde tries a through ball, but Tyler Walker is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Toffolo.

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

Attempt missed. Liam Edwards (Bolton Wanderers) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Morrell.

Attempt missed. Dennis Politic (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ronan Darcy.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. John Akinde replaces Jake Hesketh.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham25135745261944
2Wycombe2512853226644
3Ipswich25119537231442
4Coventry24101133526941
5Oxford Utd25117742251740
6Burton2511683430439
7Sunderland24108635241138
8Portsmouth2410863629738
9Doncaster23107636231337
10Peterborough25107844341037
11Fleetwood2310673730736
12Bristol Rovers2410683032-236
13Blackpool2481063228434
14Gillingham2581072824434
15Lincoln City26104123533234
16Shrewsbury248972226-433
17Accrington2578103537-229
18Rochdale2584132941-1228
19MK Dons2674152738-1125
20Wimbledon2566133038-824
21Tranmere2457122743-1622
22Southend2517172765-3810
23Bolton2347121953-347
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