Lincoln City 2-1 Bournemouth

10 April 2010 04:07
On-loan Davide Somma scored a goal in each half as Lincoln boosted their chances of avoiding the drop by beating promotion-chasing Bournemouth.Alan Connell shot wide for Bournemouth before Somma converted Chris Herd's flick-on to put the Imps ahead. [LNB]The Cherries levelled when Brett Pitman bundled in Rhoys Wiggins' free-kick. [LNB]But as Bournemouth pushed for a winner, Lincoln broke and Matt Saunders' ball over the top set up Somma to smash home his second of the game from 25 yards. [LNB]Imps manager Chris Sutton was sent to the stands in the closing stages, but the three points lift his side nine points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining. [LNB]Bournemouth remain in the third and final automatic promotion place, six points above the play-off places, after none of the five teams immediately below them managed to win. [LNB][LNB]Lincoln City manager Chris Sutton told BBC Lincolnshire: "At half-time I said to the players that we couldn't rest on our laurels because they were a threat, and we defended resolutely.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I thought it was a harsh free-kick given for the goal and at 1-1 I just wanted us to stay in the game, but David produced a fantastic finish and we saw the game out. [LNB]"We can still improve in a lot of areas but in the end it's about the result, I'm pleased for the players and seeing how other games have gone, it's a big result for us." [LNB]Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "I thought by far we were the better team, but sometimes the better team doesn't always win and unfortunately we conceded two poor goals. [LNB]"We passed the ball really well on a difficult pitch and created numerous chances. On another day we'd have won the game quite comfortably. [LNB]"If we can re-create that performance then we'll win 99% of the games." [LNB] Predict League Two results [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 10 April 2010[LNB] League Two[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Lincoln City 2-1 Bournemouth FT (HT 1-0) Somma 23 Somma 82 Pitman 70 Lincoln City 01 Burch 02 Green 05 Swaibu 33 Baker 38 Anderson 19 Clarke (Lennon 71) 23 Keltie 25 Hughton yellow card 34 Herd (Connor 90+3) 39 Saunders 18 Somma Substitutes 20 Musselwhite, 16 Lennon, 31 Gordon, 35 Gilmour, 09 Connor, 14 John-Lewis, 26 Hutchinson Bournemouth 01 Jalal 05 Pearce 06 Bartley 16 Wiggins 23 Bradbury 07 Igoe (Fletcher 69) 08 Robinson yellow card 11 Feeney 14 Hollands 09 Pitman 10 Connell (Goulding 88) Substitutes 30 Thomas, 02 Guyett, 28 Cummings, 17 McQuoid, 22 Partington, 19 Goulding, 33 Fletcher Ref: Paul TierneyAtt: 3,040 LINCOLN CITY BOURNEMOUTH Possession Lincoln City 50% Bournemouth 50% Attempts on target Lincoln City 2 Bournemouth 8 Attempts off target Lincoln City 4 Bournemouth 11 Corners Lincoln City 4 Bournemouth 8 Fouls Lincoln City 12 Bournemouth 5 Final Result Full Time 90:00+9:51 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle. 90:00+3:00 Brett Pitman takes a shot. Robert Burch makes a save. 90:00+2:28 Substitution Paul Connor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Herd. 90:00+0:56 Brett Pitman takes a shot. Robert Burch makes a save. 89:45 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman from the left by-line. 89:18 Danny Hollands takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Green. 87:42 Substitution Jeff Goulding joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Connell. 84:09 Booking Cian Hughton receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. 84:06 Chris Herd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhoys Wiggins. Shwan Jalal takes the free kick. 83:15 Alan Connell has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target. 81:05 Matthew Saunders provided the assist for the goal. 81:05 GOAL - Davide Somma:Lincoln City 2 - 1 Bournemouth A goal is scored by Davide Somma from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 2-1 Bournemouth. 80:15 Shot from outside the box by Liam Feeney misses to the left of the target. 78:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Fletcher by Moses Swaibu. Brett Pitman takes the direct free kick. 77:28 Brett Pitman produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar. 76:17 Effort on goal by Brett Pitman from just inside the area clears the bar. 76:09 The referee blows for offside against Davide Somma. Free kick taken by Shwan Jalal. 75:30 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Pearce. Free kick taken by Robert Burch. 74:58 Unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by Chris Herd results in a free kick. Rhoys Wiggins restarts play with the free kick. 74:35 Rhoys Wiggins delivers the ball. 73:25 Short corner worked by Brett Pitman. 70:38 Substitution Shane Clarke goes off and Steven Lennon comes on. 69:06 Assist on the goal came from Rhoys Wiggins. 69:06 GOAL - Brett Pitman:Lincoln City 1 - 1 Bournemouth Brett Pitman scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Lincoln City 1-1 Bournemouth. 68:12 Substitution Steve Fletcher is brought on as a substitute for Sammy Igoe. Correction - 67:26 Alan Connell fouled by Joe Anderson, the ref awards a free kick. Rhoys Wiggins takes the free kick, 67:26 Joe Anderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Connell. Rhoys Wiggins restarts play with the free kick. 65:29 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rhoys Wiggins, save made by Robert Burch. 64:54 Nathan Baker challenges Brett Pitman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brett Pitman takes the free kick. 64:40 The ball is swung over by Liam Feeney. 63:13 Free kick taken by Paul Green, Close range header by Nathan Baker goes wide of the left-hand post. 63:13 Booking Anton Robinson is booked. 63:00 Unfair challenge on Davide Somma by Anton Robinson results in a free kick. 62:42 The ball is swung over by Sammy Igoe, clearance made by Moses Swaibu. Correction - 61:49 Corner from the right by-line taken by Rhoys Wiggins, save by Robert Burch. 61:49 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Rhoys Wiggins, save by Robert Burch. 61:36 Lee Bradbury produces a cross, Moses Swaibu makes a clearance. 59:49 Anton Robinson crosses the ball, save by Robert Burch. Liam Feeney takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post. 58:02 The ball is swung over by Lee Bradbury. 57:06 Effort on goal by Matthew Saunders from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target. 56:35 Unfair challenge on Nathan Baker by Brett Pitman results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Burch. 54:53 Inswinging corner taken by Rhoys Wiggins from the right by-line, Chris Herd manages to make a clearance. 54:44 The ball is swung over by Liam Feeney, clearance made by Moses Swaibu. 52:22 Close range header by Brett Pitman goes wide of the left-hand post. 49:45 Liam Feeney sends in a cross. 48:38 Lee Bradbury delivers the ball, clearance by Nathan Baker. 47:25 Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save by Robert Burch. 45:01 The referee starts the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:04 The ref blows to signal half-time. 45:00+0:48 Shot from deep inside the area by Matthew Saunders goes over the bar. 42:56 The ball is crossed by Danny Hollands, save by Robert Burch. 42:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Davide Somma on Anton Robinson. Direct free kick taken by Anton Robinson. 40:31 Chris Herd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Bradbury. Free kick taken by Lee Bradbury. 38:48 Liam Feeney produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target. 38:04 Shane Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Feeney. Free kick taken by Lee Bradbury. 37:33 The ball is crossed by Sammy Igoe. 36:30 Inswinging corner taken by Rhoys Wiggins, Nathan Baker makes a clearance. 36:07 Effort on goal by Brett Pitman from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar. 33:57 The ball is swung over by Anton Robinson, clearance by Clark Keltie. 33:16 Alan Connell takes a shot. Blocked by Nathan Baker. 32:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Brett Pitman. Robert Burch takes the direct free kick. 31:40 Nathan Baker challenges Danny Hollands unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brett Pitman. 31:34 Lee Bradbury delivers the ball, clearance made by Nathan Baker. 30:03 Long range effort from Alan Connell misses to the left of the target. 28:45 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders from the left by-line to the near post. 28:12 Corner taken by Matthew Saunders from the right by-line, Lee Bradbury makes a clearance. 26:34 The ball is sent over by Alan Connell, Brett Pitman produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post. 25:09 Jason Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Herd. Nathan Baker takes the direct free kick, Effort on goal by Cian Hughton from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target. 24:31 Brett Pitman takes a shot. Robert Burch makes a save. 22:41 Assist by Chris Herd. 22:41 GOAL - Davide Somma:Lincoln City 1 - 0 Bournemouth Davide Somma scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-0 Bournemouth. 22:10 Centre by Liam Feeney, save by Robert Burch. 19:33 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders, Sammy Igoe makes a clearance. 18:50 Cian Hughton fouled by Sammy Igoe, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Anderson takes the free kick. 17:23 Foul by Chris Herd on Danny Hollands, free kick awarded. Lee Bradbury takes the free kick. 16:50 Alan Connell produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post. 15:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Feeney on Matthew Saunders. Direct free kick taken by Robert Burch. 14:26 Clark Keltie challenges Liam Feeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bradbury. 10:40 Unfair challenge on Brett Pitman by Nathan Baker results in a free kick. Brett Pitman shoots direct from the free kick, Robert Burch makes a save. 8:29 Inswinging corner taken by Rhoys Wiggins from the right by-line, Jason Pearce produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 8:20 Brett Pitman sends in a cross, clearance made by Nathan Baker. 6:54 The ball is crossed by Alan Connell, Paul Green manages to make a clearance. 4:47 Liam Feeney crosses the ball, clearance by Nathan Baker. 2:15 The referee gives a free kick against Danny Hollands for handball. Paul Green takes the direct free kick. 0:42 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Saunders. 0:00 The match has kicked off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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