Review: Lincoln City 2-1 MK Dons

Jason Shackell was the hero once again for Lincoln City as his 95th minute header secured the Imps another win on home turf.

MK had gone in front in the second-half through Rhys Healey’s clever finish but the Imps were able to group together and earn another victory.

On-loan Shay McCartan fired Lincoln level before that decisive header from Shackell wrapped up the points.

The Imps had made two changes to the side who beat Macclesfield last week as Josh Vickers stepped back in for Grant Smith and Neal Eardley slotted in at right-back.

McCartan went closest as the home-side dominated the first half. His stinging shot was expertly tipped over by Lee Nicholls.

The visitors took their time to get into the game with their first chance coming near the half hour mark. Ryan Watson’s first time strike was superbly saved by the returning Vickers.

But it was an early substitution that would shift the game in MK’s favour. Healey was introduced to the action and made a perfect start.

He may have got lucky with the deflection but his strike across goal was enough to beat Vickers and slide into the bottom corner.

But just as the Imps conceded, there was a lift in the crowd. It didn’t take long for City to level the score when McCartan added himself to the scoresheet.

An expert knock down from John Akinde fell into the path of McCartan who superbly stuck the ball in the top corner.

But with time running out for either team to find a winner. Lincoln were able to earn themselves a corner in the last few moments of play.

Bruno Andrade’s lovely floated ball appeared to have beaten everybody until captain Shackell bundled the ball over the line.

The visitors were not able to respond, meaning that the Imps collected their 7th league win out of nine games.

Next up for the Imps is the long journey down South to face Cheltenham. A game in which they lost last season.

Picture Credit: LincolnshireLive


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