Vital Football

Latest Lincoln City News

Report: Halifax Town 3-2 Lincoln City

Report: Halifax Town 3-2 Lincoln City

<div style='background-color: #fa0a0a;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/' title='rsspump'>rsspump</a></div>

Lincoln City were unfortunate to lose by the odd goal on Monday afternoon, as promotion chasing Halifax nicked all three points at The Shay, to maintain their perfect start to the Season.

City were given a boost ahead of kick-off, with Tony Diagne's red card from Saturday right being overturned, so the big centre-half was able to take his place in the City starting 11 that remained unchanged from the win against Braintree Town.

The home side began the game brighter than the Imps controlling the play early on, but it would be the visitors who would take the lead, when Hamze Bencherif charged down a clearance to score for City in fortuitous circumstances. This was the big Algerians 3rd goal in as many games.

Halifax didn't seem to be deflated by the goal though and the Imps had Nick Townsend to thank for keeping them ahead, when he saved well from a Steve Williams header. The pressure was mounting and City wouldn't hold out for much longer though, and after failing to clear their lines, Marc Roberts popped up at the back post to equaliser for the Conference leaders.

The Imps were in desperate need of half time, and a controversial moment on the stroke of it would cost them. A shot from close range appeared to hit Tony Diagne on the arm, although he will argue he couldn't get out of the way of the strike, and a penalty was awarded to Halifax. Boden stepped up to slot past Townsend, to give Halifax probably on the balance of play, a deserved first half lead.

Lincoln came back out in the second half firing, and were soon level after Ben Tomlinson was hacked down in the area for an Imps penalty. City's talisman dusted himself down and calmly slotted home the resulting penalty to level things up.

The big turning point in the game would come around the hour though, when Hamza Bencherif was deemed to have fouled an advancing Halifax player, even though he appeared to slip. As he had already been booked for dissent in the first half, he was given his marching orders and the Imps would have to play the remaining 30 minutes with ten again.

Hopefully this is a one off game, and some blame can go to the referee, but again the Imps lacked discipline like they did at times last season collecting six yellows on the day. If Bencherif hadn't been booked for dissent in the first half, a booking in my eyes that you can never defend especially for an all action central midfielder, this decision wouldn't have mattered.

A rare slip by Nick Townsend would allow Williams in to poach and put the Shaymen ahead with 15 minutes left. Ben Tomlinson nearly rescued a point late on, but his shot whistled wide of the post, as the referee blew his final whistle on the Imps first defeat of the season.

Re-live yesterday's game against FC Halifax Town (Match Updates, Tweets + Photos) RIGHT HERE.

Latest Forum Threads:
<div style='background-color: #fc0303;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/' title='rsspump'>rsspump</a></div>



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Jamie Earls
Date:Tuesday August 26 2014
Time: 6:28PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Lincoln City Articles

Deacon denies Imps victory at Sutton

...but point still leaves Lincoln in pole position

Stats: Sutton United v Lincoln City

All the stats from Sutton United (1) vs (1) Lincoln City, Gander Green Lane, 28/3/17 - 19:45 Att: 2,246

28/3/17: Results, Scorers, Attendances & Table

Chester FC lost 2-1 at home against Barrow AFC, Macclesfield Town lost 3-1 at home against York City and Tranmere Rovers won 1-0 at home against Dover Athletic.

Sutton United (a): Form, Past Results & More

Ahead of tonight's game against Sutton United we take a look at the Current Form of both sides, Attendance Stats, Top Goalscorers & More!

Archived Vital Lincoln Articles

Vital Lincoln articles from

Site Journalists

Jules
Editor email
Profile
The Imposter
Editor email
Profile
BrownImp
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will we win, lose or draw against Bromley FC?
Suggested By: Vital Lincoln City
Win71%
Lose17%
Draw12%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Lincoln 37 23 7 7 76 35
2 Tranmere 38 23 7 8 76 25
3 Forest Green 39 22 9 8 75 31
4 Dag & Red 39 22 4 13 70 18
5 Aldershot 40 19 11 10 68 21
6 Barrow 40 18 14 8 68 20
7 Gateshead 40 18 13 9 67 26
8 Dover Athletic 39 20 6 13 66 17
9 Macclesfield 37 17 6 14 57 8
10 Wrexham 40 14 12 14 54 -11
11 Eastleigh 40 13 14 13 53 0
12 Boreham Wood 40 13 13 14 52 6
13 Chester 39 13 10 16 49 2
14 Sutton 39 13 10 16 49 -6
15 Bromley 39 14 7 18 49 -13
16 Solihull Moors 40 13 9 18 48 -5
17 Guiseley 40 12 10 18 46 -14
18 Braintree 40 12 9 19 45 -17
19 Maidstone 38 12 8 18 44 -17
20 Torquay 40 11 10 19 43 -10
21 Woking 40 11 8 21 41 -17
22 York 39 8 15 16 39 -17
23 Southport 39 9 7 23 34 -39
24 North Ferriby 40 10 3 27 33 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Lincoln City Results (view all)

Lincoln City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Bromley (H)
Conference National
Apr 3 2017 7:45PM : Dagenham & Redbridge (H)
Conference National
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Eastleigh (a)
Conference National
Apr 11 2017 7:45PM : Chester (H)
Conference National
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Torquay United (H)
Conference National
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Gateshead (a)
Conference National

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Jules1283
2.Stevie_imp725
3.Croozey314
4.Impalex284
5.NottyImp266
6.Luke Imp235
7.SalfordImp225
8.Barney Imp202
9.German Imp194
10.Cricklewoodimp191
Vital Football Comment