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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Alex Whitmore (34')
  • Michael Bostwick (45')
  • Scott Wharton (59')
  • Ollie Palmer (85')

Lincoln beat Chesterfield after air ambulance lands on pitch to take fan to hospital

Lincoln boosted their play-off hopes and plunged Chesterfield deeper into relegation trouble when they won 3-1 in a game which was paused while an air ambulance airlifted a supporter to hospital.
The League Two game was stopped in the 26th minute so a helicopter could land on the pitch after a supporter required medical treatment in the East Stand of the Proact Stadium.
After a delay of half-an-hour, Alex Whitmore put Chesterfield ahead but Michael Bostwick and Scott Wharton headed Lincoln in front before Ollie Palmer sealed victory.
Lincoln's physical presence troubled Chesterfield and it needed a great save by Aaron Ramsdale in the 19th minute to turn a Matt Green header behind.
Chesterfield went ahead shortly after the game restarted when Whitmore headed in a Josh Kay cross in the 30th minute.
Lincoln equalised in the 45th minute when a corner to the back post was headed in by Bostwick but Jacob Brown almost restored Chesterfield's lead at the start of the second half with a 20-yard shot that Ryan Allsop just turned behind.
Another corner gave Lincoln the lead in the 59th minute when Wharton climbed above Whitmore to head in and substitute Palmer sealed victory in the 85th minute when he went between two defenders to score from 12 yards.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 17 +17 36
2 Milton Keynes Dons 17 +14 34
3 Colchester United 17 +15 31
4 Tranmere Rovers 17 +9 30
5 Exeter City 17 +9 29
6 Newport County 17 -4 29
7 Mansfield Town 17 +12 28
8 Stevenage 17 +5 28
9 Forest Green Rovers 17 +9 27
10 Bury 17 +10 26
11 Carlisle United 17 -3 23
12 Crawley Town 17 -5 23
13 Port Vale 17 -4 22
14 Yeovil Town 16 +5 21
15 Oldham Athletic 17 +3 21
16 Northampton Town 17 -1 21
17 Swindon Town 17 -3 21
18 Crewe Alexandra 17 -3 19
19 Cambridge United 17 -11 18
20 Morecambe 17 -12 17
21 Grimsby Town 17 -12 15
22 Notts County 17 -16 14
23 Cheltenham Town 16 -13 11
24 Macclesfield Town 17 -21 7