League One
Lincoln City3Burton2

Lincoln City 3-2 Burton Albion

Josh Vickers saved a late penalty as Lincoln took a significant step towards preserving their League One status with a 3-2 win over Burton.

Burton took the lead after six minutes when Jamie Murphy set up Joe Powell, who fired home low beyond Vickers.

The Imps drew level in the 21st minute when Anthony Scully dispossessed a defender and crossed for Tom Hopper, who tapped home his first goal for the club.

The Brewers regained control and restored their lead on the half-hour mark. Lucas Akins' cross found Reece Hutchinson, who cut the ball back to the Powell and he slotted home his second of the match from close range.

An eventful first half continued as the Imps levelled again before the interval. Neal Eardley sent over a cross which was kept in by Jorge Grant and his pull-back was rifled home by Hopper.

The hosts took the lead for the first time after 62 minutes when a ball in from the right was volleyed home by Joe Morrell, although there were suggestions the ball may have hit team-mate Scully before entering the net.

The drama continued 10 minutes from time when Burton were awarded a penalty after handball by Alan Sheehan and Vickers kept out Akins' spot-kick to earn Lincoln a valuable victory.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16BostwickBooked at 61mins
  • 44Sheehan
  • 24Melbourne
  • 2Bridcutt
  • 20Coventry
  • 17Scully
  • 19Morrell
  • 18GrantSubstituted forAndersonat 89'minutes
  • 11Hopper

Substitutes

  • 6Bolger
  • 12Chapman
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Elbouzedi
  • 26Anderson
  • 28Hesketh
  • 30Andrew

Burton

  • 24Garratt
  • 2Brayford
  • 5BuxtonBooked at 75minsSubstituted forSbarraat 82'minutes
  • 21O'TooleBooked at 61mins
  • 10Akins
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forFraserat 71'minutes
  • 7Quinn
  • 23Powell
  • 15HutchinsonSubstituted forDanielat 70'minutes
  • 29Murphy
  • 17Sarkic

Substitutes

  • 3Daniel
  • 6Wallace
  • 8Fraser
  • 14Sbarra
  • 20Hawkins
  • 27Thomas
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
8,474

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Burton Albion 2.

Joe Powell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City).

Stephen Quinn (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Morrell (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Jorge Grant.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Jorge Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Joe Sbarra replaces Jake Buxton.

Attempt missed. Scott Fraser (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Joe Powell.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Max Melbourne.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Sarkic (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Quinn with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Joe Powell (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Penalty saved! Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Alan Sheehan (Lincoln City) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tom Hopper.

Booking

Jake Buxton (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake Buxton (Burton Albion).

Tom Hopper (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Morrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Scott Fraser replaces Ryan Edwards.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Colin Daniel replaces Reece Hutchinson.

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Burton Albion 2. Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neal Eardley with a cross.

Booking

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Burton Albion).

Tom Hopper (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by John-Joe O'Toole.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Akins.

Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Powell with a cross.

Joe Powell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City).

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Powell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry341813348301867
2Rotherham35188961382362
3Oxford Utd35179961372460
4Peterborough351781068402859
5Sunderland351611848301859
6Portsmouth34178951341759
7Fleetwood341611749361359
8Wycombe3417894540559
9Doncaster341591051331854
10Ipswich3614101246361052
11Gillingham35121584234851
12Burton341211114848047
13Blackpool341112114341245
14Lincoln City35126174446-242
15Bristol Rovers34119143649-1342
16Shrewsbury341011133142-1141
17Accrington351010154753-640
18MK Dons35107183647-1137
19Rochdale34106183957-1836
20Wimbledon35811163952-1335
21Tranmere3378183459-2529
22Southend3547243985-4619
23Bolton33510182564-3913
View full League One table

Top Stories