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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 Crewe Alexandra 13 +7 26
2 Exeter City 13 +7 26
3 Bradford City 13 +7 24
4 Forest Green Rovers 13 +7 24
5 Newport County 12 +6 23
6 Cheltenham Town 12 +10 22
7 Swindon Town 13 +4 21
8 Colchester United 13 +4 19
9 Crawley Town 13 +1 19
10 Grimsby Town 13 +4 18
11 Plymouth Argyle 13 +2 17
12 Macclesfield Town 13 0 17
13 Port Vale 13 -2 17
14 Salford City 13 -4 17
15 Mansfield Town 13 +2 16
16 Cambridge United 13 +2 16
17 Leyton Orient 13 -3 16
18 Northampton Town 13 -2 15
19 Walsall 13 -8 15
20 Carlisle United 13 -8 14
21 Oldham Athletic 13 -9 11
22 Scunthorpe United 13 -5 10
23 Stevenage 13 -9 8
24 Morecambe 13 -13 7