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Lincoln 3 Stockport 3 - full-time

By LeighCurtis  |  Posted: October 28, 2012

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Jamie Taylor rescued Lincoln City from the jaws of defeat this afternoon as his last-ditch strike snatched a 3-3 draw against Stockport.

The forward rifled in an injury-time equaliser after latching onto a Vadaine Oliver header in an afternoon of high drama at Sincil Bank

Taylor had given Lincoln the lead in the first half when he headed in Jake Sheridan's cross inside the far post in the 30th minute.

But Jordan Fagbola restored parity immediately after half-time before Alan Power missed a penalty to put Lincoln 2-1 up in the 62nd minute.

He was made to pay for that miss as Craig Hobson put Stockport ahead with a simple finish only for John Nutter's free-kick to level matters.

Paul Turnbull's strike looked to have won it for the Hatters in the 75th minute, but up popped Taylor to score his eighth goal of the season to preserve Lincoln's five game unbeaten run.

Lincoln: Farman, Robson, Nutter, Miller, Boyce, Gray, Power, Fofana, Smith, Sheridan, Taylor.

Subs: Oliver, Nicolau, Hutchison, Larkin, Turner

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  • SleafordImp1  |  October 29 2012, 9:36AM

    There are definitly more positives than for some time. I totaly agree with EYImp though that two decent full backs would make a tremendous difference. Does anyone know how Dan Coupland and Karl Cunningham are getting on at Goole

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  • EYImp  |  October 29 2012, 12:00AM

    ......and it makes a pleasant change to not have to sack the manager during October!

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  • redIMPoster  |  October 28 2012, 9:14PM

    Wow! Lincoln don't half like a 6 goal thriller these days don't they??!! I wonder when the next one will be - lets hope it is a 5-1 drubbing of Walsall on Saturday. I was away on Saturday and unable to access the final result until well past 5pm - what a relief we didn't lose this one - from what I have read/heard it was a tasty game and it could have gone any way. Thankfully Lincoln now have a team that fights for a result right up until the 93rd minute - which is excellent news for the fans. I really hope I won't have to sit through a drab game like the FC Halifax match and would rather see a gutsy effort that ends in a defeat than a stalemate or poor play. 5 games unbeaten is a good run in many fans' eyes and a better set of results than anyone could have predicted back in September. UTI!

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  • EYImp  |  October 28 2012, 7:00PM

    It was a good afternoon's entertainment. Whilst Stockport were a big strong team and we got no protection from the referee, we didn't let them totally beat us up like Tilson's teams did. With Jamie Taylor starting games, we now seem to be capable of goal-scoring and hopefully with a pair of settled and regular fullbacks, we may stop shipping soft goals. Call me incurably optimistic, but these might be the red and white shoots of recovery that we are starting to see.

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  • ChickenBob  |  October 28 2012, 4:21PM

    Hecky-imp... it must have been all those invisible fans then that I missed (like the ones who post on here but don't actually attend the games)

  • Hecky_imp  |  October 28 2012, 11:43AM

    chickenBob you are a pink spotted cuckoo!!! That was fans through the turnstiles, Exec Suite and Boxes, NOT including the 200 you suggest stayed away!!! Such comments are not constructive!!

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  • theoutworker  |  October 28 2012, 9:14AM

    A very good performance from city against one of the dirtiest teams to visit the bank. Stockport should have been down to 9 men but that's what you get with lilly livered ref's. A missed penalty? Well that can happen to the best of players. The Imps performance? Thank you Grant Brown!

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  • ChickenBob  |  October 27 2012, 11:56PM

    Great game of football for a neutral and fair result. I agree that the referee was poor, but that is no excuse - he gave some questionable decisions in our favour as well. Overall, I'm reasonably happy with a draw. Just one interesting point. In my youth (the late 1950s) the official attendance figures always seemed lower than the amount of people who seemed to be crammed into the ground and rumours abounded in those days of attendance figures beign artificially deflated for tax reasons. Things must have turned full circle in the opposite direction, where we are now pretending to have a higher attendance than reality. If there were 1,873 people in Sincil Bank today, then I am a pink spotted cuckoo. (Unless 200 season ticket holders stayed at home and still got counted in the figure?)

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  • allendawn  |  October 27 2012, 10:34PM

    wow sounded like a good game and pleased we came back to snatch a much deserved equaliser! Well done you Imps

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  • mrpdoff  |  October 27 2012, 8:00PM

    Hindsight tut...

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