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Lincoln City’s first ever trip to Broadhall Way ended in defeat, as a brace from Boro’s right back Lawrie Wilson ensured that the Hertfordshire side completed a league double over the Imps in their first season in the Football League.


Lawrie Wilson's brace saw Stevenage climb to ninth place in League Two. Photo: campdavemorecambe via Flickr

In the absence of injured captain Delroy Facey and the suspended Ben Hutchinson, Steve Tilson handed Scott Spencer his first start since joining from Southend in January. Jamie Clapham retained his starting berth at the expense of Ali Fuseini, whilst there was no place in the match-day squad for the fit-again midfielder Clark Keltie.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley restored Scott Laird to the starting eleven after serving his suspension, whilst Jon Ashton had to make do with a place on the bench having recovered from a leg injury.

City took the lead on 32 minutes as Ashley Grimes recorded his 17th goal of the season from the penalty spot after Laird handled.

That lead was short-lived, as right back Wilson replied four minutes later, slotting home from close range.

The comeback was completed on the hour when Wilson doubled his tally with a spectacular strike from just outside the area.

Defeat sees the Imps drop to 16th in League Two, and still four points short of Tilson’s 50-point safety target, whilst Boro climb up to 9th place to stay within touching distance of the play-offs.

City next face out-of-form Rotherham on Friday, 25th March at Sincil Bank. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

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