Match Reports – Official Club Websites
Lincoln City OS:
“The Imps were undone by Luton Town in a pulsating encounter full of goals and incident. There were four goals and two red cards in a blistering opening 45 minutes, City taking an early lead through Michael Bostwick following a dismissal for Luton skipper Alan Sheehan The Hatters responded through James Collins before Matt Green put the visitors back in front. Harry Anderson was then dismissed for a second yellow card offence before James Justin leveled ahead of the break, but goals from Danny Hylton and Harry Cornick rounded out the scoring for the home side.
City made three changes to the team that defeated Forest Green Rovers, with the hosts making five changes to their starting line up. The game started at breakneck speed and the opening exchanges brought an early red card and a goal for The Imps.”
REPORT: Hatters v Imps
Luton Town Town OS:
“The Hatters kicked off 2018 with what manager Nathan Jones described as the biggest win of his two years in charge, twice coming from behind to beat in-form Lincoln 4-2 – despite playing with ten men for 86 minutes on a seismic afternoon at Kenilworth Road.
Captain Alan Sheehan was sent off in the fourth minute, and the Town immediately went a goal down to Michael Bostwick’s free-kick as their bid to bounce back from a 4-0 defeat at Port Vale 48 hours earlier got off to the worst possible start.
But in a show of pure football, allied with dogged determination, the Town Ten completely bossed possession and drew level through James Collins’ 12th goal of the season, before going behind again in a first-half that also saw Lincoln reduced to ten men by the 36th minute.”
MATCH REPORT: LUTON TOWN 4 LINCOLN CITY 2
Match Reports – What The Newspapers Say
“Lincoln City began 2018 with an action-packed and controversial 4-2 defeat at League Two leaders Luton Town.
The Imps led twice in a match which saw both teams have man sent off in the first half.
Town skipper Alan Sheehan was first to see red when he lashed out at Matt Rhead after just four minutes. Michael Bostwick then crashed home the resulting free-kick to give Lincoln the lead.”
Imps suffer controversial defeat in stormy clash
“Luton Town bounced back from their defeat to Port Vale on Saturday in the perfect fashion by beating Lincoln City in a tumultuous clash at Kenilworth Road this afternoon.
With two controversial red cards, six goals and a whole host of other talking points, it was the kind of game you just didn’t dare take your eyes off for a second, or even blink, in case you missed something.
Hatters not only fell behind twice, they had to play a good half an hour a man light, showing bags of character to not only draw level by the break, but then go on to pick up a brilliant three points in the second period thanks to strikes from Danny Hylton and sub Harry Cornick.”
Huge three points for Town as they defeat Lincoln
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Vital Lincoln City:
Match Thread: Luton Town v Lincoln City
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City FC for the photograph.
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) January 3, 2018