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Lincoln City 1-0 Blackpool: Tyreece John-Jules' scores first goal for Imps

Tyreece John-Jules' first goal for Lincoln saw the Imps clinch a 1-0 win over Blackpool.

The Arsenal loanee struck in the 63rd minute as Michael Appleton's side, who missed a first-half penalty through Tyler Walker, continued their rise up the League One table.

Blackpool made a bright start and the visitors went agonisingly close to taking the lead after nine minutes when Nathan Delfouneso's header from a corner struck the inside of the post.

The Imps then grew into the game and a good move saw them win a penalty after 20 minutes. After Jorge Grant found the overlapping Max Melbourne, the full-back was clattered by Jay Spearing.

However, Walker's spot-kick was saved by keeper Mark Howard, who went the right way, diving to his right.

When Lincoln finally broke the deadlock in the second half, it came with a slice of fortune.

A clearance from Ben Heneghan struck team-mate Spearing and fell to Walker. He fed John-Jules, who produced a classy finish beyond Howard.

The Seasiders almost equalised a couple of minutes later when Tayo Edun, who was making his first start for City since arriving from Fulham earlier this month, made two goal-line clearances following a header from Curtis Tilt.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 6Bolger
  • 5Shackell
  • 24MelbourneBooked at 62mins
  • 26Anderson
  • 37Edun
  • 19Morrell
  • 18Grant
  • 17Walker
  • 9John-Jules

Substitutes

  • 10Payne
  • 12Chapman
  • 20Coventry
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Elbouzedi
  • 28Hesketh

Blackpool

  • 1Howard
  • 20Turton
  • 6Heneghan
  • 16Tilt
  • 3Bola
  • 8Spearing
  • 11FeeneySubstituted forNuttallat 60'minutes
  • 27WardSubstituted forKaikaiat 75'minutes
  • 25Guy
  • 21GnanduilletSubstituted forMadineat 60'minutes
  • 7Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 4Thorniley
  • 10Kaikai
  • 17Virtue-Thick
  • 24Nuttall
  • 26Husband
  • 28Sims
  • 30Madine
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
8,929

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Blackpool 0.

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marc Bola with a cross.

Offside, Blackpool. Gary Madine tries a through ball, but Nathan Delfouneso is caught offside.

Callum Guy (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tayo Edun (Lincoln City).

Hand ball by Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool).

Marc Bola (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyreece John-Jules (Lincoln City).

Foul by Sullay Kaikai (Blackpool).

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

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Joe Nuttall (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tayo Edun (Lincoln City).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Max Melbourne.

Attempt blocked. Joe Nuttall (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Offside, Blackpool. Marc Bola tries a through ball, but Joe Nuttall is caught offside.

Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Joe Morrell.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Blackpool).

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Madine (Blackpool).

Cian Bolger (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Sullay Kaikai replaces Grant Ward.

Foul by Gary Madine (Blackpool).

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

Attempt saved. Joe Nuttall (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Guy.

Attempt blocked. Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Hand ball by Harry Anderson (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Blackpool 0. Tyreece John-Jules (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyler Walker.

Booking

Max Melbourne (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Grant Ward (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Max Melbourne (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Joe Nuttall replaces Liam Feeney.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Gary Madine replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

Attempt missed. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jorge Grant with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Tyreece John-Jules (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tayo Edun.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Liam Feeney.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham26145748262247
2Wycombe2613853427747
3Ipswich26129539241545
4Coventry251111336261044
5Oxford Utd26118743261741
6Sunderland25118636241241
7Portsmouth2511863729841
8Burton2511683430439
9Doncaster24107736241237
10Peterborough2610794435937
11Fleetwood2410773932737
12Lincoln City27114123633337
13Bristol Rovers2510693035-536
14Gillingham2681172925435
15Blackpool2581073229334
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2678113639-329
18Rochdale2684143043-1328
19Wimbledon2676133138-727
20MK Dons2774162739-1225
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2627172966-3713
23Bolton2447131954-357
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