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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Elliott Whitehouse (55' PEN)
  • Luke Waterfall (90'+4')
  • Michael Bostwick (83')
  • Courtney Senior (60')

Luke Waterfall's winner keeps Lincoln on course for play-off spot

Luke Waterfall headed a last-gasp winner as 10-man Lincoln City secured a dramatic 2-1 victory over Colchester United.
The play-off chasing Imps took the lead in the 55th minute through Elliott Whitehouse's penalty after substitute Ollie Palmer had been impeded in the box.
However, Colchester levelled on the hour mark through substitute Courtney Senior, who capped a good move after the home side had given the ball away in midfield.
Both sides had chances to take the lead with Michael Mandron blazing over the Lincoln bar from point-blank range, while Palmer hit the bar with an audacious effort from outside the box.
The Imps were reduced to ten men in the 84th minute when Michael Bostwick was deemed to have denied a clear goalscoring opportunity after hauling down Mandron.
Despite that, Danny Cowley's side kept pressing and in the fourth minute of added time another substitute, Waterfall, rose highest to nod the Imps in front and spark scenes of delirium among the 9,000-plus crowd.
With Mansfield being held by Port Vale, the win boosted City's hopes of a top-seven finish.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 33 +21 63
2 Exeter City 33 +14 63
3 Crewe Alexandra 33 +20 61
4 Plymouth Argyle 32 +17 60
5 Cheltenham Town 32 +21 54
6 Port Vale 34 +6 54
7 Colchester United 34 +13 52
8 Northampton Town 33 +11 52
9 Bradford City 34 +6 51
10 Forest Green Rovers 34 +2 46
11 Salford City 34 0 44
12 Cambridge United 34 -6 44
13 Walsall 34 -11 43
14 Crawley Town 34 -1 41
15 Grimsby Town 32 -2 41
16 Newport County 31 0 40
17 Leyton Orient 34 -9 38
18 Oldham Athletic 34 -15 37
19 Scunthorpe United 33 -9 36
20 Mansfield Town 34 -7 35
21 Carlisle United 33 -17 35
22 Morecambe 34 -24 30
23 Macclesfield Town 33 -8 29
24 Stevenage 34 -22 22