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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Danny M. Rowe (60')
  • Matthew Green (62')
  • Ollie Palmer (86')
  • Jayden Stockley (10')
  • Jake Taylor (78')

Palmer scores late winner for Lincoln

Substitute Ollie Palmer hit a late winner as Lincoln beat Sky Bet League Two promotion rivals Exeter 3-2 in a pulsating contest.
Jayden Stockley nodded the visitors in front in the 10th minute and the Grecians held their lead until half-time despite intense pressure from the Imps.
Stockley almost doubled his side's lead just before the break, but his shot hit the base of the post.
Lincoln drew level on the hour mark when Danny Rowe nodded home from close range after Elliott Whitehouse's shot had been saved and, barely two minutes later, Matt Green smashed home from a tight angle to make it 2-1.
Jordan Storey hit the bar for Exeter before the visitors equalised through Jake Taylor's angled drive.
Palmer thought he had made it 3-2 but his header was ruled out for a foul, while a header from another Imps substitute, Luke Waterfall, hit the bar.
However, Palmer did prove to be the match-winner when he fired home in the 86th minute to the delight of Sincil Bank's biggest crowd of the season, as Lincoln climbed into the play-off places.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 42 +35 84
2 Bury 42 +26 74
3 Mansfield Town 42 +27 73
4 Milton Keynes Dons 42 +22 72
5 Tranmere Rovers 42 +16 71
6 Forest Green Rovers 42 +20 67
7 Exeter City 42 +12 65
8 Carlisle United 42 +3 61
9 Colchester United 42 +6 60
10 Swindon Town 42 +3 60
11 Stevenage 42 -2 60
12 Newport County 41 -5 60
13 Oldham Athletic 41 +12 58
14 Crewe Alexandra 42 -1 56
15 Northampton Town 42 -2 54
16 Cheltenham Town 42 -6 53
17 Grimsby Town 42 -12 50
18 Port Vale 42 -12 47
19 Morecambe 42 -17 47
20 Crawley Town 42 -19 46
21 Cambridge United 42 -24 45
22 Macclesfield Town 42 -25 39
23 Yeovil Town 42 -23 37
24 Notts County 42 -34 37