Home / Games / Match Reports / First Team / 2017/18 / Lincoln City Home

Forest Green Rovers
Forest Green Rovers
Lincoln City
Lincoln City
Date: 12/09/2017 7:45 pm    Attendance: 1887    Venue: The New Lawn

Rovers suffer narrow defeat to Lincoln

Shane Healey/Pro Sports Images

A second half goal from Harry Anderson would prove to be the difference in a game that neither side deserved to lose.

The game got underway but after just one minute, it stopped again. Christian Doidge and Sean Raggett collided in the air and after a six minute stoppage, Scott Laird hammered the FGR free kick wide of the far post.

In unusual circumstances, Rovers found themselves with an indirect free kick inside the Lincoln box after Paul Farman took too long with the ball in his hands. Liam Noble’s effort was blocked though and the chance passed.

The game was very bitty and the wind was causing both sides trouble. Luke James was called upon to track back and his clearance inside the box arrived just in time to deny Lincoln an opener.

Diving down to his right, Brad Collins produced a smart stop after 43 minutes as he kept control of a fizzing effort, denying Harry Anderson from the edge of the box.

Liam Noble tried his luck from the edge of the box as Christian Doidge set him the ball but the skipper’s effort was deflected harmlessly into Farman’s arms.

Lincoln took the lead after 64 minutes as a long ball caught the wind and Harry Anderson ran through. The Lincoln forward rounded both Dale Bennett and Brad Collins before tucking home into an unguarded net.

Christian Doidge was played in by Liam Noble and the striker’s lofted effort was well tipped over by Farman in the Lincoln goal as Rovers began to apply pressure.

Dale Bennett made an excellent block with 10 minutes to play as he prevented Josh Ginnelly’s goal-bound effort from troubling Brad Collins.

The Rovers' stopper then did brilliantly right at the end of normal time as he clawed away a goal-bound corner.

Forest Green made a final push in added time as even Brad Collins was sent forward into the Lincoln box but they couldn’t quite make the breakthrough.

Report: Noah Dougherty

Image: Shane Healey/Pro Sports Images


Next Match
Last Match
League Table

There are no upcoming matches left in this season, but you can still see our previous results.

Results & Fixtures

v Grimsby (H)

Grimsby Town

05/05/2018 3:00 pm

League Two

Match Report
Pos Club P GD PT
19 Yeovil 46 -16 48
20 Port Vale 46 -18 47
21 Forest Green 46 -23 47
22 Morecambe 46 -15 46
23 Barnet 46 -19 46
Last updated: Sat 05 May 2018 17:00 pm

Vital Statistics

Date 12/09/2017 7:45 pm
Competition League Two
Home/Away Home
Full Time Result 0 - 1
Half Time Score 0 - 0
Man of the Match
Referee Lee Swabey

Team Sheet

Forest Green Rovers
Lincoln City
Player Goal (min) Sub Off
5 Yellow Card
33 66
15 Yellow Card
Will Randall
14 90
Subs Goal (min) Subbed
11 66
Toni Correia Gomes
Jordan Stevens