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Spalding United
Lincoln United
Unknown (11', 59', 62' Sent Off, 78' Sent Off)
Full time
R Norris (76')
Tue 12 Sep 19:45 - The Evo-Stik League - The EVO-STIK South Attendance 147

Whites' second half domination not enough to avoid defeat

Lincoln United went down 2-1 at Spalding United in a game full of incident that saw two Tulips players sent off and a late penalty appeal turned down.

The result means Sam Wilkinson's team slip to 17th in the Evo-Stik South League after their second successive defeat in four days.

Injuries from Saturday's 3-0 loss at Romulus meant Kallum Smith and Luke Hornsey were side-lined along with striker Conner Robinson who will be out for another week.

New signing, Jack McGovern led the line in the hope of improving the Whites' mediocre total of just five goals in five league games.

The visitors started impressively and looked the brighter side in the first 10 minutes.
However that all changed when Nathan Whitehead hooked the ball over his shoulder beyond the reach of Whites' keeper Jake Turner to make it 1-0 to Spalding.

The Ashby Avenue outfit then responded with near-misses from Cotton and McGovern.

Ten minutes' before half-time there was more bad news on the injury front when young defender James Blunden hobbled off with an ankle problem.

Harry Millard moved to right back, Callum Ward slotted into central defence and substitute Jack Wightwick went out wide.

United's next chance came just after the break when the ball was scrambled off the hosts' line.

Five minutes' later, former Whites' front man, Gary King rifled the ball home with a strong left footer to double his side's lead.

After that, things started to get interesting.

Spalding's Conor Marshall was sent off in the 65th minute for dangerous play. Ryan Oliver's shot was then brilliantly saved by Duggan in the Spalding goal.

Whites' skipper Phil Watt was shown yellow in the 75th minute but then Harry Millard's magnificent run down the right set up Rob Norris who pulled a goal back.

In the 80th minute, Spalding substitute Jonny Lockie saw red for violent conduct leaving his side with only nine men on the pitch.

United poured pressure on the opposition defence and had a justified claim for a penalty turned down by the referee.

Sam Wilkinson's men had opportunities to return with at least a point but it was the same old story. Chances were not converted.

Perhaps when McGovern and Robinson resume their successful partnership from last year, goals will come more frequently.

Peter Hayward

Key moments

11:00
Goal Goal for Spalding United
59:00
Goal Goal for Spalding United
62:00
Red Card A player is sent off for Spalding United
76:00
Goal Rob Norris scores for Lincoln United
78:00
Red Card A player is sent off for Spalding United

Highlights

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90:00 +4:00 Yellow Card
Andy Toyne is yellow carded for Lincoln United
80:00 Sub Off
Scott Matthews is substituted off for Lincoln United
80:00 Sub On
Sean Cann is substituted on for Lincoln United
78:00 Red Card 2 - 1
A player is sent off for Spalding United
76:00 Goal 2 - 1
Rob Norris scores for Lincoln United
70:00 Yellow Card
Phil Watt is yellow carded for Lincoln United
62:00 Red Card 2 - 0
A player is sent off for Spalding United
60:00 Sub Off
Danny Brooks is substituted off for Lincoln United
60:00 Sub On
Ryan Oliver is substituted on for Lincoln United
59:00 Goal 2 - 0
Goal for Spalding United
59:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Spalding United
End of period 1
39:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Spalding United
34:00 Sub Off
James Blunden is substituted off for Lincoln United
34:00 Sub On
Jack Wightwick is substituted on for Lincoln United
11:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Spalding United
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Spalding United
  • Lincoln United
  • 0
  • Goal 11:00'
  • Jack Wightwick Sub On 34:00'
  • James Blunden Sub Off 34:00'
  • Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Goal 59:00'
  • Yellow Card 59:00'
  • Danny Brooks Sub Off 60:00'
  • Ryan Oliver Sub On 60:00'
  • Red Card 62:00'
  • Phil Watt Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Rob Norris Goal 76:00'
  • Red Card 78:00'
  • Scott Matthews Sub Off 80:00'
  • Sean Cann Sub On 80:00'
  • Andy Toyne Yellow Card 90:00 +4:00'

Team selection

Turner, Jake Turner, Jake
Ward, Callum Ward, Callum
Watt, Phil Watt, Phil
Cotton, Matt Cotton, Matt
Blunden, James Blunden, James
Matthews, Scott Matthews, Scott
Millard, Harry Millard, Harry
Brooks, Danny Brooks, Danny
McGovern, Jack McGovern, Jack
Norris, Rob Norris, Rob
Toyne, Andy Toyne, Andy

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# Team Pl Pts
15. Carlton Town 16 20
16. Market Drayton Town 18 20
17. Lincoln United 17 18
18. Kidsgrove Athletic 15 17
19. Peterborough Sports 19 16
20. Sheffield FC 18 15
21. Gresley FC 19 15

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