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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 21 +19 43
2 Lincoln City 20 +18 41
3 Colchester United 21 +15 38
4 Bury 21 +19 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Tranmere Rovers 21 +6 34
8 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
9 Exeter City 21 +6 31
10 Stevenage 21 0 31
11 Swindon Town 21 -4 30
12 Oldham Athletic 21 +7 29
13 Carlisle United 21 -2 27
14 Northampton Town 21 -2 26
15 Port Vale 21 -3 26
16 Crawley Town 20 -4 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 21 -5 25
18 Grimsby Town 21 -9 22
19 Morecambe 21 -13 22
20 Yeovil Town 19 0 21
21 Cheltenham Town 20 -11 20
22 Cambridge United 21 -16 19
23 Notts County 21 -21 16
24 Macclesfield Town 21 -22 13