Lincoln City 1-2 Bristol Rovers – BBC News

Jorge Grant's free-kick is headed home by Lewis Montsma for Lincoln
Lewis Montsma gave Lincoln the lead after half-time

Lincoln City saw their perfect start to the season ended by Bristol Rovers, who fought back to win at Sincil Bank.

The Imps lost top spot to Ipswich as Rovers were rewarded for an excellent away display.

After a goalless first period, there was a dramatic start to the second half which saw two goals in the space of three minutes.

First, just a minute after the break, Lincoln led when Jorge Grant’s free-kick was headed home by Lewis Montsma – his sixth goal of the season – and he then collided with a post and required treatment.

That injury played a part as Rovers hit back straightaway. Montsma was running back on to the pitch as Rovers attacked, and a brilliant right-wing cross from Josh Hare was nodded home by James Daly.

Rovers took the lead from a penalty in the 58th minute following a rash challenge by Adam Jackson on Brandon Hanlan. The referee pointed to the spot and Hanlan slammed home.

City pushed for a leveller but their hopes were hindered when Jackson was sent off with seven minutes left for a second bookable offence.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Palmer
  • 22EyomaSubstituted forHowarthat 63′minutes
  • 4Montsma
  • 5JacksonBooked at 83mins
  • 7Edun
  • 8Jones
  • 23BridcuttBooked at 87mins
  • 18McGrandlesSubstituted forArchibaldat 75′minutes
  • 26Anderson
  • 9HopperSubstituted forScullyat 68′minutes
  • 10Grant

Substitutes

  • 11Scully
  • 14Archibald
  • 16Walsh
  • 17Howarth
  • 21Soule
  • 30Roughan
  • 31Long

Bristol Rovers

  • 32Jaakkola
  • 25Harries
  • 26Baldwin
  • 5Ehmer
  • 22Hare
  • 8WestbrookeSubstituted forUpsonat 84′minutes
  • 14McCormick
  • 4Grant
  • 24TutondaBooked at 90mins
  • 17DalySubstituted forHargreavesat 89′minutes
  • 9HanlanSubstituted forNicholsonat 83′minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 3Leahy
  • 6Upson
  • 11Nicholson
  • 15Kilgour
  • 20Hargreaves
  • 28Walker
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

  3. David Tutonda (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Foul by David Tutonda (Bristol Rovers).

  6. Foul by Lewis Montsma (Lincoln City).

  7. Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Foul by Theo Archibald (Lincoln City).

  9. Max Ehmer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Sam Nicholson (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Tayo Edun (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Foul by Sam Nicholson (Bristol Rovers).

  13. James Jones (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Foul by Luke McCormick (Bristol Rovers).

  15. Offside, Bristol Rovers. Cian Harries tries a through ball, but Sam Nicholson is caught offside.

  16. Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cameron Hargreaves replaces James Daly.

  17. Foul by Lewis Montsma (Lincoln City).

  18. James Daly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Lincoln City).

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