Lincoln United manager Dave Frecklington happy with response in win at Tividale

Dave Frecklington was delighted with the determination his Lincoln United side displayed to beat Tividale 3-1 after going a goal down early in the second half.

Goals from Nathan Whitehead, Jack McGovern and Ben Fairclough sealed victory for the Whites as they won for the first time in four league games.

Tividale’s Craig Stevens’ acrobatic effort crashed off the crossbar from inside the area when the ball fortunately fell to the Tividale player from a set-piece in the first half.

Lincoln United got back to winning ways with victory over Tividale (Photo: Ollie Collins)

Lincoln United got back to winning ways with victory over Tividale (Photo: Ollie Collins)

Whitehead prevented the hosts from taking the lead when he cleared a volley off the line before half-time.

A Chilton free kick wasn’t dealt with by United and that left Chris Sterling with time to take a touch and finish past Sam Vince on 47 minutes.

A mix up in the Tividale defence left Whitehead free to roll the ball into an empty net four minutes later.

The visitors took the lead through McGovern, the player leapt above all in the penalty area and headed United in front after an hour.

McGovern had opportunities to wrap up the game but Gherasim made a string of good saves.

Fairclough sealed victory with 15 minutes remaining when he lobbed Gherasim with a curling shot into the top corner.

Frecklington said: “We were delighted with the win, we’ve had couple of draws and to get any away win is important, we probably would have took a point today.

“We always make life difficult for ourselves.”

“We’ve had a lot of players out injured today. We’ve had to shuffle the pack a little bit, but just the response from the players was magnificent.”

Lincoln United host a struggling Rugby Town in their next league fixture, a side who they have faced twice this season.

“They’re not bad a side, even though they’re down there at the bottom.

“They knocked us out the FA Cup in September so we have to be right at it.

“We’ve targeted December as a big month for us and we’ve got off to a good start,” said Frecklington.