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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Danny M. Rowe (60')
  • Matthew Green (62')
  • Ollie Palmer (86')
  • Jayden Stockley (10')
  • Jake Taylor (78')

Palmer scores late winner for Lincoln

Substitute Ollie Palmer hit a late winner as Lincoln beat Sky Bet League Two promotion rivals Exeter 3-2 in a pulsating contest.
Jayden Stockley nodded the visitors in front in the 10th minute and the Grecians held their lead until half-time despite intense pressure from the Imps.
Stockley almost doubled his side's lead just before the break, but his shot hit the base of the post.
Lincoln drew level on the hour mark when Danny Rowe nodded home from close range after Elliott Whitehouse's shot had been saved and, barely two minutes later, Matt Green smashed home from a tight angle to make it 2-1.
Jordan Storey hit the bar for Exeter before the visitors equalised through Jake Taylor's angled drive.
Palmer thought he had made it 3-2 but his header was ruled out for a foul, while a header from another Imps substitute, Luke Waterfall, hit the bar.
However, Palmer did prove to be the match-winner when he fired home in the 86th minute to the delight of Sincil Bank's biggest crowd of the season, as Lincoln climbed into the play-off places.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 46 +30 85
2 Bury 46 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 +28 76
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 -11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 -11 56
18 Morecambe 46 -16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 -17 53
20 Port Vale 46 -16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 -26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 -26 44
23 Notts County 46 -36 41
24 Yeovil Town 46 -25 40