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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Lee Frecklington (23' PEN)
  • Michael Bostwick (90'+3')
  • Marc Richards (35')
  • Oliver Banks (38')
  • Matt Preston (21')

Ten-man Swindon denied at the death by Lincoln

Michael Bostwick salvaged a point for Lincoln deep into stoppage time in a thrilling 2-2 draw with 10-man Swindon at Sincil Bank.
The visitors, who had come from behind themselves to lead at the break, were left heartbroken as the Imps finally broke through.
Despite all Swindon's early dominance it was Lincoln who went in front against the run of play in the 23rd minute.
A brilliant through ball from Harry Anderson gave Matt Green a clear run on goal, but he was brought down by Matt Preston who was duly given his marching orders by referee Antony Goggins.
Lee Frecklington smashed the resulting penalty straight down the middle and it was too powerful for goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook.
Lincoln failed to capitalise on the one-man advantage, though, and the visitors were soon deservedly level.
Keeper Paul Farman could only parry Ollie Banks' speculative 30-yard drive and Marc Richards reacted quickest to tap home the equaliser in the 35th minute.
Three minutes later the game had turned on its head as Banks capitalised on some slack defending to stab home from 20 yards.
Lincoln were to have the final say, however, as Bostwick pounced at the death.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 26 +21 52
2 Bury 28 +21 49
3 Mansfield Town 27 +18 48
4 Milton Keynes Dons 26 +21 47
5 Colchester United 28 +12 46
6 Carlisle United 28 +10 45
7 Forest Green Rovers 26 +14 44
8 Exeter City 27 +10 44
9 Tranmere Rovers 27 +8 42
10 Stevenage 28 -2 41
11 Oldham Athletic 27 +7 39
12 Swindon Town 28 -6 37
13 Newport County 26 -8 36
14 Crewe Alexandra 28 -6 35
15 Grimsby Town 27 -5 34
16 Northampton Town 27 0 33
17 Crawley Town 28 -7 33
18 Cheltenham Town 27 -9 29
19 Port Vale 27 -10 29
20 Cambridge United 28 -22 29
21 Morecambe 28 -16 28
22 Yeovil Town 26 -4 27
23 Macclesfield Town 28 -19 24
24 Notts County 28 -28 21