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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 Swindon Town 34 +23 66
2 Crewe Alexandra 34 +22 64
3 Exeter City 34 +12 63
4 Plymouth Argyle 34 +17 62
5 Cheltenham Town 33 +22 57
6 Colchester United 35 +14 55
7 Northampton Town 34 +13 55
8 Port Vale 35 +6 55
9 Bradford City 35 +5 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 35 +1 46
11 Cambridge United 35 -6 45
12 Crawley Town 35 +1 44
13 Salford City 35 -1 44
14 Walsall 35 -11 44
15 Newport County 32 +1 43
16 Grimsby Town 33 -4 41
17 Scunthorpe United 34 -8 39
18 Leyton Orient 35 -9 39
19 Oldham Athletic 35 -15 38
20 Carlisle United 34 -17 36
21 Mansfield Town 35 -8 35
22 Morecambe 35 -24 31
23 Macclesfield Town 35 -10 30
24 Stevenage 35 -24 22