Lincoln City 1-0 Bowers & Pitsea – BBC News

Max Sanders spared Lincoln’s blushes as his second-half strike saw off battling part-timers Bowers and Pitsea 1-0 in the FA Cup first round.

Sanders struck in the 66th minute to secure a place in round two for the League One side, who were given more than a scare by the Essex-based Isthmian League Premier Division side.

The minnows had the better of the first half as they made their maiden appearance in the FA Cup proper.

Home goalkeeper Sam Long was called on to tip Max Cornhill’s rasping half-volley on to the crossbar and then produced a fine save to keep out Jamie Dicks’ free-kick.

City’s Dutch defender Lewis Montsma had an effort that was deflected just wide, while Dan Nlundulu and Hakeeb Adelakun both fired tame efforts at goal.

Lincoln introduced young striker Freddie Draper in a bid to avoid embarrassment and his header forced visiting keeper Mitchell Beeney into a one-handed save just before the hour.

City winger Adelakun then struck a post, before Sanders produced a moment of magic to beat Beeney from a tight angle to eventually knock the stuffing out of the visitors.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 31Long
  • 22Eyoma
  • 4Montsma
  • 30RoughanSubstituted forDraperat 51′minutes
  • 15Bramall
  • 6Sanders
  • 18McGrandles
  • 14Adelakun
  • 10Maguire
  • 12Bishop
  • 20N’LunduluBooked at 27mins

Substitutes

  • 17Longdon
  • 19Fiorini
  • 21Sørensen
  • 24Robson
  • 29Mair
  • 34Draper

Bowers & Pitsea

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Beeney
  • 2BentleyBooked at 67mins
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forTrendallat 58′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Leahy
  • 20White
  • 3StephenBooked at 87mins
  • 7Monville
  • 5Cornhill
  • 16DicksBooked at 27minsSubstituted forAdemiluyiat 83′minutes
  • 15NortonSubstituted forAlbonat 41′minutes
  • 10ManorBooked at 18minsSubstituted forSachat 83′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Osifuwa
  • 8Sartain
  • 9Sach
  • 12Braney
  • 13Guest
  • 17Trendall
  • 18Ademiluyi
  • 19Albon
  • 22Joseph-Johnson

Referee:
Marc Edwards

Attendance:
5,800

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Bowers & Pitsea 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Bowers & Pitsea 0.

  3. Attempt saved. Daniel Trendall (Bowers & Pitsea) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Attempt missed. Quentin Monville (Bowers & Pitsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  5. Daniel Trendall (Bowers & Pitsea) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Teddy Bishop (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Foul by Daniel Trendall (Bowers & Pitsea).

  8. Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Attempt missed. Daniel Trendall (Bowers & Pitsea) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Foul by Chris Maguire (Lincoln City).

  11. Alex Bentley (Bowers & Pitsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Tom Stephen (Bowers & Pitsea) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Freddie Draper (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Foul by Tom Stephen (Bowers & Pitsea).

  15. Attempt missed. Max Sanders (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  16. Attempt saved. Hakeeb Adelakun (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution, Bowers & Pitsea. Michael Ademiluyi replaces Jamie Dicks.

  18. Substitution, Bowers & Pitsea. Bradley Sach replaces Lewis Manor.

  19. Teddy Bishop (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Foul by Daniel Trendall (Bowers & Pitsea).

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