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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 Lincoln City 44 +34 85
2 Bury 44 +26 77
3 Mansfield Town 44 +30 76
4 Milton Keynes Dons 44 +23 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 44 +22 73
6 Tranmere Rovers 44 +15 72
7 Exeter City 44 +10 66
8 Colchester United 44 +7 64
9 Carlisle United 44 +3 64
10 Stevenage 44 +1 64
11 Newport County 43 -3 64
12 Oldham Athletic 43 +13 62
13 Crewe Alexandra 44 +2 62
14 Swindon Town 44 +2 61
15 Northampton Town 44 -2 57
16 Cheltenham Town 44 -10 54
17 Grimsby Town 44 -12 53
18 Morecambe 44 -17 50
19 Crawley Town 44 -17 50
20 Port Vale 44 -15 48
21 Cambridge United 44 -25 46
22 Macclesfield Town 44 -27 40
23 Yeovil Town 44 -25 38
24 Notts County 44 -35 38