Lincoln City Preview vs Cheltenham Town

Lincoln City will make the long trip West to face Cheltenham Town in yet another challenge in Sky Bet League Two.

The Imps are sat top of the table after nine games having accumulated 22 points thus far. Danny Cowley’s side have only lost once this season in the league, meaning that they are three points clear of second placed Exeter.

Opponents Cheltenham have had an indifferent start to the season, sitting in 18th place. So far this year they have earned eight points with only two wins all season.

Lincoln are coming into the tie off the back of a late winner over fellow promotion hunters MK Dons.

Paul Tisdale’s side went ahead through Rhys Healey but late goals courtesy to Shay McCartan and a 95th minute header from Jason Shackell gave the Imps all the points.

This victory saw Lincoln extend their lead at the top of the table to three points.

Cheltenham were on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline on Saturday, losing to the Imps’ title rivals Exeter.

The Robins had taken the lead through former Eastleigh midfielder Ryan Broom and would go on to lead at the interval.

But an early second-half goal from Pierce Sweeney set the tone for the second period. Eventually, Exeter’s quality took the game away from Cheltenham.

Two late goals from Jayden Stockley and Jonathan Forte saw the Grecians keep the pressure on Cowley’s side.

The last time these two met was just last season with the Imps collecting three points in a 1-0 victory. Neal Eardley’s super strike found the bottom corner to give Lincoln all three points.

Picture Credit: Lincoln City


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