Do you agree with this week’s quote from the News & Star? – “it was the away side who won ugly” – Share your views on our Match Thread.
Match Reports – Official Club Websites
Lincoln City OS:
“Danny Cowley kept faith the same matchday eighteen following the win over Exeter City on Good Friday. The rain began to lash down as the game got underway leaving conditions very slippery underfoot despite the playing surface being on the hard side.
The Imps were quickly attacking the Carlisle defence and the home side had Jack Bonham to thank as early as the second minute, a searching ball into the box from Sam Habergham found Matt Rhead and his knockdown was hit first time on the volley by Lee Frecklngton but Bonham somehow got down to his left to save.”
Carlisle United OS:
“There was plenty to talk about following a game packed with incident but ultimately it was an end to United’s unbeaten run as a first half smash and grab style goal was enough to give Lincoln City the win.”
Match Reports – What The Newspapers Say
“Matt Green scored the only goal as Lincoln City kept their faint hopes of automatic promotion alive with a deserved 1-0 win at Carlisle.
Green struck two minutes before the break following another well-worked set-piece routine involving Neal Eardley.”
News & Star:
“That penalty-that-wasn’t was Carlisle’s best chance of a way back in this tough, horrible game. It was taken away almost as soon as it was given and, on the basis that the culprit appeared to be Mark Ellis rather than a Lincoln defender, one can at least say Lewis got that call right.”
Fans’ Forums – Match Threads
Vital Lincoln City:
The Cumbrians Net:
Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City FC for the photograph.
— Vital Lincoln City (@VitalLincoln) April 4, 2018