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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Tom Bayliss (16')
  • Jordan Shipley (39')
  • Matthew Rhead (1')
  • Ollie Palmer (38', 44')
  • Lee Frecklington (67')

Lincoln close in on securing play-off place after beating Coventry

Lincoln need one more point to seal their play-off place after a thrilling 4-2 win at Coventry.
The Imps led 3-2 at the break before Lee Frecklington made the game safe in the 67th minute.
It leaves them six points ahead of Mansfield with two games to play.
The Imps got off to a flyer when Matt Rhead smashed a half volley home after 53 seconds.
Tom Bayliss levelled for the Sky Blues in the 16th minute with a well taken finish.
Ollie Palmer fired into the bottom left corner to restore Lincoln's lead in the 38th minute.
But the home side levelled seconds later when Jordan Shipley turned home a Bayliss cross.
Palmer got his second a minute before the break when he pounced on a rebound after James Wilson's shot was blocked.
It was game over when Frecklington rounded off a brilliant counter attack seconds after Max Biamou had had a penalty appeal waved away.
Jordan Ponticelli and Biamou both missed chances to cut the gap as Coventry pushed in the closing moments.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Milton Keynes Dons 18 +16 37
2 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
3 Newport County 18 -2 32
4 Colchester United 18 +13 31
5 Mansfield Town 18 +13 31
6 Exeter City 18 +9 30
7 Tranmere Rovers 18 +8 30
8 Bury 18 +14 29
9 Stevenage 18 +1 28
10 Forest Green Rovers 18 +8 27
11 Carlisle United 18 +1 26
12 Oldham Athletic 18 +5 24
13 Crawley Town 18 -6 23
14 Northampton Town 18 -1 22
15 Crewe Alexandra 18 -2 22
16 Port Vale 18 -5 22
17 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
18 Swindon Town 18 -7 21
19 Morecambe 18 -11 20
20 Grimsby Town 18 -11 18
21 Cambridge United 18 -13 18
22 Cheltenham Town 17 -10 14
23 Notts County 18 -19 14
24 Macclesfield Town 18 -23 7