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MATCH REPORT: LINCOLN CITY 2-2 SWINDON TOWN

24 February 2021

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Swindon put in a hardy performance at the LNER Stadium to knock the Imps off top spot with a 2-2 draw.

Town started in perfect fashion with Jordon Garrick got off the mark for the Club, scoring inside three minutes. Jorge Grant then converted a Lincoln penalty as Dion Conroy clipped Brennan Johnson.

The lads went ahead again just before the half when Brett Pitman capitalised on a mix-up from goalkeeper Alex Palmer. The Imps dogged as ever once again equalised through Morgan Rogers to seal a point in Lincolnshire.

First-half:

Contrary to many of Town’s performances lately, it was the boys in blue who took the lead. Pitman’s pass into the corner looked like a lost cause, but the desire and tenacity of Dom Thompson saw him get to it and cross into the box.

Scott Twine made a clever dummy and there was Garrick to calmly side-foot past Palmer.

Swindon were then pegged back when Brennan Johnson’s darting run into the box was halted when he tangled legs with Skipper Dion Conroy. 

No hesitation from referee Declan Bourne as he pointed to the spot. Jorge Grant stepped up and sent Jojo Wollacott the wrong way.

With ten minutes of the first-half left, Pitman had a glorious chance to put us back in front. Him and Twine found themselves in a two-v-one situation deep into the attacking third, Twine squared to the striker, whose shot was lifted over Palmer, but the cross bar the destination for the shot.

On the stroke of half-time it was Pitman who made no mistake of a messy clearance from Palmer, slotting home off the post.

Second-Half:

The Gaffer made an instant change at the half with Dion Conroy coming off and being replaced by Rob Hunt.

Pitman was very close to making it 3-1, when he tried an audacious shot from just inside the Lincoln half, Palmer half dealt with the effort and fumbled it out for a corner.

Two minutes before the hour mark, Manchester City loanee Morgan Rogers drove into the heart of the Town half and unleashed a powerful shot that nestled into the bottom corner and the game was even once more.

Both Twine and Pitman needed keeping out by Palmer with dangerously placed free-kicks.

The Blues had a half-chance to win it at the end as they counter-attacked through Twine. The youngster found Garrick, whose strike took a slight deflection and was diverted for a corner.

The final whistle sounded and Town are now unbeaten in two League matches for the first time this season. We host fellow strugglers Northampton Town on Saturday in a must-win game at the County Ground.


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