Date: 18th March 2006 at 7:55pm
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Lincoln City’s unbeaten run came to an inglorious end as they were beaten 2-1 at county rivals Boston United, with former Imp loanee Lawrie Dudfield bagging a 94th minute winner at York Street.

Keith Alexander’s men fell behind in the first-half when Pilgrims’ leading scorer Julian Joachim stabbed home after Dudfield’s shot had come back off the bar.

And in truth, City should have been further behind at the break as keeper Alan Marriott twice saved from on-loan Peter Till, while the Imps failed to muster any opportunities of note and were rarely seen as an attacking force.

But City came out after the interval with Alexander’s half-time rollicking still fresh in their ears and they pressed forward with increasing urgency.

An injury to striker Simon Yeo looked to have put the kybosh on the Imps’ chances of getting back into the game, but far from as it his replacement Marvin Robinson netted just over two minutes after entering the fray.

Midfielder Scott Kerr threaded through a lovely ball and Robinson ran onto it and smashed a shot past Michel Kuipers in the Boston goal.

As of recent games though, Lincoln couldn’t turn their chances into goals and as the game entered its final throes, Danny Thomas went close for the Pilgrims, while Paul Mayo saw his free-kick saved by Kuipers as both teams went for the jugular.

And just as it looked like the game was going to end in a 1-1 stalemate, up popped Dudfield to lash home a shot from eight yards after Alan White had headed on Jamie Clarke’s corner-kick to send the home fans into a frenzy.