By Kate Jackson
September 14 2013
Jon Nolan scored his first goal for the Imps in the 95th minute against Barnet to secure a point for Lincoln. The Imps generally dominated the match but struggled to create clear cut chances.
The Imps kicked off against their newly relocated hosts with several changes to the starting line up due to the variety of reasons. City were also looking to put right the defeat from the game against Salisbury last week.
Jake Sheridan had an excellent early chance for the Imps as he crept in between two defenders to find himself one on one with the goalkeeper, only to see his left footed effort go wide of the goal. Three minutes in and the Imps wasted a good chance from a corner and it was a pattern of the Imps early on in the match as City dominated but failed to really create any clear cut chances.
Lincoln did have a penalty appeal turned down when Ex-Imp David Stephens appears to handle in the area, although it was probably too close to react to be far.
Barnet finally came into the game as they created a few half chances but failed to really get any chances on goal either. In all honesty it was a really slow half and the best chance came in added on time as Alan Power tried his luck with an overhead kick from a Tomlinson cross.
The second half saw no chances and it was city again wasting set pieces as a Newton effort went straight to the first defender. The Imps did have another penalty appeal turned down as Tomlinson was alleged have been obstructed by two Barnet defenders, but the referee was having none of it. The play continued and Keanu Marsh-Brown gained the ball for the hosts and evaded several challenges before easily grounding Farman and slotting into the net to give Barnet the lead with what was pretty much their first shot on target in the game.
Wright replaced Todd for the Imps before Nat Brown headed over from a Newton free kick. Hyde was replaced by Abdulla for the hosts. With the Imps not creating anything after the substitution, Simpson threw on Dixon and Rowe for Fofana and Tomlinson, the latter of which seemed very upset about being taking off.
The game ended the fifth minute of the four that were indicated at the end of the game and Miller won a free kick. Newton delivered it in, Bohan Dixon made a nuisance of himself before Jon Nolan pounced with his first ever goal for the Imps to secure the points, sending those behind the goals into raptures. It was the last kick of the game.