10-man Lincoln triumph over Dartford

10-man Lincoln City overcame Dartford at Sincil bank to achieve their first win under Chris Moyses.

After an even opening, a Sean Newton cross was nodded in by Tom Miller to give the Imps a halftime lead.

Sam-Yorke was sent off midway through the second half, after an altercation with Dartford’s Lee Noble led to Yorke pushing the midfielder in the face.

Dartford had chances late on but the Imps held firm.

Lincoln returned to winning ways against Dartford

Lincoln returned to winning ways against Dartford

Both sides had plenty of the ball in the early stages however the deadlock was broken just before the half hour mark.

A wicked Sean Newton cross was nodded in by Tom Miller after 27 minutes.

Just three minutes later Dartford should have been level but somehow Lee Noble managed to hit the bar with his header from just two yards meaning the imps went into the halftime break with the lead.

The second half began in the same vein as the first with both teams having chances. The imps should have made it 2-0 when Newton fizzed in a low cross somehow neither Sam-Yorke nor Tomlinson could steer it past Brown in the Dartford goal.

Sam-Yorke was sent off midway through the second half, after an altercation with Dartford’s Lee Noble led to Yorke pushing the midfielder in the face and receiving his marching orders.

Lincoln were hanging on towards the end as Dartford threw men forwards in search for an equaliser. First Max Cornhill’s shot flew just wide of the imps goal, before Farman produced an excellent save from a Lee Noble effort.

The Imps hung on to achieve their first win in four games and the first under Moyses.

Man of match and goal scorer Tom Miller said:

“I think the best thing to come out of today is the clean sheet, I think we needed one as a squad we’ve had a great week and done lots of things we haven’t done before.”

“Everyone did well today, Newton’s delivery for my goal, Power and Charlee did well in the middle and Delano up top was a handful until the sending off.”

Miller also praised the character of the current group of players.

“The group we have want to do well, and want to win, we don’t have any weak characters it’s important to have that and be passionate and I think that showed today with the win.”

Goalkeeping coach David Preece said Dealno Sam-Yorkes red card was out of frustration.

“Whether you push somebody no matter how slight, you can’t do that  it’s probably out of frustration because a lot of the games he plays he is a physical player and defenders try to get the better of him by using other means.”

Preece also praised the team for their effort in training since Moyses took over.

“The intensity in training has been much higher [under Moyses], and if they put the work in they will get the rewards at the end of it. There is a culture in football of hard work being a punishment but for me hard work is a given and everyone here knows it.”

Lincoln will now face Southport at Sincil Bank next Saturday.

Att: 2,483 (60 visitors)

By Luke Vials

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