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Lincoln 1-2 Bristol Rovers: Imps lose first game this season

Saturday 10 October 2020 17:43, UK

Lincoln saw their perfect start to the season ended by a 2-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers.

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, 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 onto the pitch as Rovers attacked, and a brilliant right-wing cross from Josh Hare was nodded home by James Daly.

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

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

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