Signing off

We’re closing our live coverage now. Thanks for reading and contributing. The Blues remain in danger and have a genuine must-win game against Welling United up next.

FT Lincoln City 2 Chester FC 1

Despite James Alabi’s equaliser, the Imps take the points thanks to goals from Robbie McDaid and George Maris.

Jack Muldoon booked

Muldoon booked after a clash with Luke George.

Four minutes to go

Can the Blues rescue something from the game?

Goal! Lincoln City 2 Chester FC 1

Could be a killer goal for the 10-men. Maris volleys home from 10 yards giving Thompson no chance.

Final change for Lincoln

Alex Simmons replaces Robbie McDaid on 77 minutes.

Hannah a goner

Bad news for the Blues. Ross Hannah has left the field with what looks a groin strain and won’t be back.

GOAL! Lincoln City 1 Chester FC 1

The Blues are level! Hannah holds the ball up and Rooney’s cross finds an unmarked Alabi, who heads in on the line.

Blues switch

Final change for the Blues on 68 minutes as Jordan Chapell replaces Craig Mahon.

Opening up

Game is starting to open up now. Tom Shaw with a fizzing low drive that flies wide of the post.

Thompson called into action

Sweeping cross finds Muldoon at the back post but his effort is saved by Thompson. Lincoln now on top.

Imps change

Matt Rhead replaces Elliot Hodge.

Half a chance

Mahon slips Hannah in behind but striker goes for an early shot and doesn’t catch it properly

Goal alert

Torquay losing


Imps go close

Chances continue to be at a premium but Lincoln go close as Astles’ attempted clearances cannons off McDaid and the ball whistles past the post before Thompson saves Muldoon’s tame effort from 20 yards.

Back underway

The Imps have kicked off the second period with the Blues trailing 1-0.

Half-time changes

The Blues have been forced into another change. Ben Heneghan has not returned and James Alabi comes on.

Lincoln bring on George Maris for James Caton.

HT Lincoln City 1 Chester FC 0

Little in the game but McDaid’s 38th minute has the Imps ahead.

Blues chance

Higgins with a diving header from Hannah’s cross but a comfortable save for Farman.

Blues change

Sam Hughes has to be helped from the field with a knock. His afternoon is over as Higgins comes on after 42 minutes.

Goal! Lincoln City 1 Chester FC 0

Been nothing in the game but the Blues are behind. Hawkridge with an inviting cross from the left and McDaid glances a header past the diving Thompson.

Goal alert

Keep it going Southport.


The best move of the game from the Blues ends with Farman catching Hannah’s deflected shot.

Bush heads wide

Flurry of chances in last few minutes. Another for the hosts as Chris Bush’s header drops wide of the post.

Chances at both ends

Imps with another decent chance as Muldoon finds the ball at his feet and whips in a shot that Thompson grabs before Rooney has the Blues’ first shot at the other end but he scuffs his volley and it’s easy for Farman.

Good block

Hawkridge gets the better of Hughes but the teenager does well to get back and block his shot to avert the danger.

Solid defence

Blues haven’t created a chance so far but do look tighter than in recent weeks at the back.

Break in play

Luke George in the thick of action. The referee has stopped the game while McDaid is treated after a heavy challenge from the Blues man.

Goal alert

This would be a good result for the Blues.