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Lincoln City 2-0 Charlton Athletic

Lincoln showed no ill effects from their heavy defeat by Liverpool in the Carabao Cup as they beat Charlton 2-0 at Sincil Bank.

A controversial opener from Jorge Grant in first-half stoppage-time was added to by Lewis Montsma as the Imps moved back up to second place in the table after making it three wins from three in League One.

Charlton were the superior side in the first half and after Conor Washington dragged an early shot wide, Erhun Oztumer saw an effort saved by Alex Palmer before Dylan Levitt's long-range effort spun off Conor McGrandles and flew inches past the left-hand post.

Oztumer saw another shot deflected just off target before City, who had posed little threat going forward, took the lead in controversial fashion.

Referee Marc Edwards pointed to the penalty spot, after Grant curled a free-kick into the box, for a foul on Tom Hopper.

Grant's spot-kick was then saved by Ben Amos, but the ball fell to Harry Anderson and he knocked it across the area to Grant, who looked offside, to rifle home.

The second half lacked the drama of the first, with very little goalmouth action, before Grant brought out a flying save from Amos with a 75th-minute free-kick.

City secured the points two minutes from time as big Dutch defender Montsma snuck in at the back post to powerfully head home Grant's corner for his fourth goal of the season.

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Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Palmer
  • 22EyomaBooked at 84mins
  • 4Montsma
  • 5Jackson
  • 30Roughan
  • 8Jones
  • 23Bridcutt
  • 18McGrandlesBooked at 37minsSubstituted forJohnsonat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forScullyat 79'minutes
  • 9Hopper
  • 10Grant

Substitutes

  • 7Edun
  • 11Scully
  • 14Archibald
  • 17Howarth
  • 20Johnson
  • 25Elbouzedi
  • 29Ross

Charlton

  • 13Amos
  • 48BarkerBooked at 87mins
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 5FamewoSubstituted forWatsonat 62'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 3Purrington
  • 20OztumerSubstituted forForster-Caskeyat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15PratleyBooked at 75mins
  • 23LevittSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes
  • 18Doughty
  • 9Bonne
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 7Williams
  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 25Davison
  • 26Watson
  • 30Maynard-Brewer
  • 32Lapslie
  • 35Vennings
Referee:
Marc Edwards

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ben Purrington (Charlton Athletic).

  4. Post update

    James Jones (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tom Hopper (Lincoln City).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Charlie Barker (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City).

  12. Booking

    Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Lewis Montsma (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jorge Grant with a cross following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Ben Amos.

  17. Booking

    Charlie Barker (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Barker (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich33006069
2Lincoln City33006159
3Hull33005059
4Doncaster32108357
5Sunderland32104137
6Swindon32017526
7Gillingham32015416
8Wimbledon31207615
9Plymouth31206515
10Northampton311145-14
11Oxford Utd310245-13
12Fleetwood310234-13
13Blackpool310223-13
14Crewe310223-13
15Burton310257-23
16Accrington310246-23
17Wigan310246-23
18Charlton310235-23
19Peterborough310224-23
20Shrewsbury302123-12
21Portsmouth302112-12
22MK Dons301225-31
23Rochdale301215-41
24Bristol Rovers301227-51
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