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Full-time report: Braintree 1 Lincoln City 3

By LeighCurtis  |  Posted: December 15, 2013


Tom Miller went close

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Lincoln City produced a fabulous second-half fightback as they marched into the last 16 of the FA Trophy with a 3-1 win at Braintree.

The Imps started brightly and could have taken the lead inside a minute but Tom Miller blazed Sean Newton's cross over the bar.

The home side hit back immediately through Kenny Davis who twisted and turned his way into the box only for Paul Farman to keep out his low save.

Alan Devonshire's side then broke the deadlock in the 19th minute when a long ball into the box fell to Sean Marks.

The striker, six yards out, made no mistake by bending his shot around the outstretched arm of Paul Farman and into the far corner.

City thought they had equalised just minutes later when Chris Sharp's looping header sailed past Nik Hamann.

But his joy was cut short as the referee's assistant ruled he was in an offside position.

However, the striker was not to be denied as he equalised in the 59th minute with a terrific header from Sean Newton's cross.

City then went ahead in the last minute when Luke Foster ghosted in to meet Miller's long throw.

And the win was rounded off when Bohan Dixon's shot hit the post hit goalkeeper Nik Hamann and went in.

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  • franky68  |  December 16 2013, 11:20AM

    alltheseyears:I think its acceptable, we do have a very good team within the squad, and he knows that to. But will he not accept the fact that it was HE HIMSELF accepted the players Holdsworth left behind, and play them , but no he wants to do it with his own team he puts together,WHY. I for one really hope he dose'nt start tinkering again, because if it happens we will only go in one direction. come on boys

    Rate   4
  • snoddy  |  December 16 2013, 9:20AM

    Altheseyears they won conclusively, so that prove to me that it can be done with players he has.

    Rate   8
  • alltheseyears  |  December 15 2013, 4:40PM

    "Yesterdays game has proved without doubt that it can be done with the players he has" Not sure yesterdays game proves anything - other than what we all know "it's a funny old game!" Maybe it suggests we have an OK side who will win some and lose some and be in the middle of the table. Like one or two defeats doesn't mean its a bad side one or two wins doesnt mean we are a good sode.

    Rate   7
  • snoddy  |  December 15 2013, 9:16AM

    Well done City. Maybe Simmo has been listening to the comments on here after all. Yesterdays game has proved without doubt that it can be done with the players he has.

    Rate   11
  • MacImp  |  December 14 2013, 10:22PM

    Does the lost income from Saturday fixtures rearranged for Tuesday negate the prize money from FA trophy matches?

    Rate   5
  • Sweepclean  |  December 14 2013, 10:20PM

    Well done City including Simmo, it just shows, you can set up the team in an attacking formation for City. A lot of these teams don't have very good defences if you attack them, but do have decent forward lines, but their forwards become negative if they don't get a supply from their defence, if they are occupied with our attacking forwards. So keep up the attacking Mode GS well done to everyone.

    Rate   17
  • Mikecadwel  |  December 14 2013, 7:38PM

    Sorry about the double post ! My mistake ! Regards Mike Cadwell

    Rate   1
  • impinexile  |  December 14 2013, 7:19PM

    Great result just proves we have the players to do the job if used in the correct way but still need points to climb the table just hope its not a false dawn. UTI

    Rate   12
  • Mikecadwel  |  December 14 2013, 7:19PM

    When you say " new players " Garfootian . How many good players , do you think we will get for 6 grand ! It's just that I'd be interested to know ! Regards Mike Cadwell

    Rate   -3
  • Mikecadwel  |  December 14 2013, 7:12PM

    When you say new players garfootian, How many good players do you think we will get for 6 grand ? I'd be interested to know. Regards Mike Cadwell

    Rate   3