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Lincoln City 2-2 Blackpool

Lincoln staged a late comeback to snatch a draw against League One play-off rivals Blackpool.

The Imps battled back from two down thanks to goals from Anthony Scully and Brennan Johnson.

The visitors had three early chances in quick succession as Ellis Simms fired into the side-netting, Sullay Kaikai forced Alex Palmer into a good save from a free-kick and Ollie Turton headed just wide.

The goal Blackpool deserved arrived after 37 minutes. Lincoln thought Conor McGrandles had been fouled, but play continued and Simms produced a fine finish.

The Seasiders continued to look dangerous and doubled their lead with another fine goal three minutes into the second half.

Jerry Yates showed great skill and vision to pick out a run from Kaikai, who found the corner of the net.

The visitors wasted several chances to put the game beyond the hosts, but Lincoln stayed in it and pulled a goal back with 15 minutes left when substitute Scully volleyed home after Chris Maxwell had palmed Harry Anderson's cross up into the air.

Buoyed by the goal and with all five substitutes on, City levelled with six minutes remaining. After a patient move, Scully picked out Johnson in the box and he fired home from a tight angle.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Palmer
  • 2Poole
  • 4MontsmaSubstituted forWalshat 45'minutes
  • 5JacksonSubstituted forEyomaat 72'minutes
  • 15Bramall
  • 18McGrandlesBooked at 49mins
  • 6SandersSubstituted forAndersonat 45'minutes
  • 7EdunSubstituted forJonesat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 20JohnsonBooked at 90mins
  • 19MortonBooked at 2mins
  • 27RogersSubstituted forScullyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 11Scully
  • 16Walsh
  • 17Howarth
  • 22Eyoma
  • 26Anderson
  • 31Long

Blackpool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Maxwell
  • 20Turton
  • 26Ballard
  • 23Grétarsson
  • 29Garbutt
  • 32EmbletonSubstituted forLawrence-Gabrielat 80'minutes
  • 18Ward
  • 12Dougall
  • 10Kaikai
  • 19SimmsSubstituted forRobsonat 84'minutes
  • 9Yates

Substitutes

  • 2Lawrence-Gabriel
  • 3Husband
  • 4Thorniley
  • 6Robson
  • 21Ekpiteta
  • 28Moore
  • 38Holmes
Referee:
Marc Edwards

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home7
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 2, Blackpool 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 2, Blackpool 2.

  3. Booking

    Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City).

  5. Post update

    Daníel Grétarsson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Blackpool. Luke Garbutt tries a through ball, but Ethan Robson is caught offside.

  7. Booking

    James Jones (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Jones (Lincoln City).

  9. Post update

    Ethan Robson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Timothy Eyoma (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jerry Yates (Blackpool).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Callum Morton (Lincoln City).

  13. Post update

    Danny Ballard (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Ethan Robson replaces Ellis Simms.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 2, Blackpool 2. Brennan Johnson (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Anthony Scully.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel replaces Elliot Embleton.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Callum Morton (Lincoln City).

  18. Post update

    Danny Ballard (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Lincoln City 1, Blackpool 2. Anthony Scully (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jerry Yates (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull412471071323979
2Peterborough402371070383276
3Sunderland391914660312971
4Blackpool3818101052351764
5Portsmouth391971357421564
6Lincoln City381891157421563
7Charlton391711115751662
8Ipswich39179134138360
9Oxford Utd401781559481159
10Gillingham41178165654259
11Doncaster38176155552357
12Accrington39169145257-557
13Fleetwood4015111443331056
14MK Dons401510155554155
15Crewe39159154754-754
16Plymouth411410175066-1652
17Shrewsbury381214124342150
18Burton39139175063-1348
19Northampton411010213458-2440
20Wimbledon39912184162-2139
21Wigan40108224367-2438
22Bristol Rovers41108234064-2438
23Swindon40114254572-2737
24Rochdale39712204770-2333
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