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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Matthew Green (70')
  • Aaron Wildig (53')

Lincoln left to rue missed chances as they claim a draw at Sincil Bank

Wasteful Lincoln were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Morecambe in their first home match back in the Football League.
The Imps largely dominated the first half with Jordan Maguire-Drew and Nathan Arnold forcing veteran keeper Barry Roche into stunning saves while Matt Green dragged a good chance wide of the far post.
However, the Shrimps also threatened with only a last-ditch clearance from Sean Raggett denying Garry Thompson a goal and Aaron McGowan hitting the bar with a stunning 30-yard effort.
And it was Jim Bentley's visitors who took the lead in the 53rd minute when Aaron Wildig, having failed to convert a much easier chance two minutes earlier, volleyed home superbly from the edge of the box.
Matt Rhead, Raggett and Matt Green went agonisingly close to equalising but were denied by excellent goalkeeping, good defending or poor finishing.
However, the Imps finally levelled in the 70th minute when Green broke into the box, held off a defender and fired home from an acute angle.

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