Trotters brush past Imps to progress

02 January 2010 05:07
Evans has already said he does not want to succeed Gary Megson on a permanent basis - and Burnley's Owen Coyle is emerging at the favourite for the job.[LNB]However both Evans and coach Steve Wigley must have been satisfied with the way the team went about their business against the lowly League Two side.[LNB]However, they did require an own-goal from Moses Swaibu in the 48th minute to get the ball rolling.[LNB]There was no disputing Chung-Yong Lee's strike a minute later - it was a fine finish by the Korean - and Lincoln folded with Gary Cahill and substitue Mark Davies also finding the target.[LNB]Bolton should have taken the lead after 13 minutes when the ball broke to Lee on the edge of the area.[LNB]He took a touch but failed to test goalkeeper Rob Burch, hosting his shot high over the bar.[LNB]Then Cahill strode forward for Bolton, only to see his effort from inside the area cleared to safety.[LNB]Bolton stepped up the pace and Ivan Klasnic came close to making the breakthrough after 18 minutes.[LNB]Klasnic, with five goals in six games, was set up by Fabrice Muamba, only to curl his shot the wrong side of the post before testing Burch from an acute angle.[LNB]Klasnic was beginning to worry Lincoln and hooked a shot wide in the 28th minute after being set up by Matt Taylor.[LNB]Six minutes later the visitors again found themselves on the back foot when Gretar Steinsson whipped in a cross from the right.[LNB]Taylor peeled away from his marker but failed to find the target from inside the six-yard area.[LNB]Lincoln, however, launched a swift counter attack in the 37th minute and Joe Anderson set up Herd.[LNB]He rattled in a shot from the edge of the area that Ali Al Habsi gathered at the second attempt.[LNB]Bolton quickly got into their stride and rocked Lincoln with two goals in quick succession.[LNB]The first one was slightly fortunate however with Swaibu deflecting the ball into his own net following a ball from Taylor.[LNB]The second a minute later was a clinical finish from Lee, who was left unmarked at the back post when Klasnic set up the opening.[LNB]Bolton almost added a third goal in the 64th minute after some sloppy defensive play but Taylor's effort came back off the underside of the bar.[LNB]Substitute Johan Elmander sent a shot from close range over the bar before Cahill extended Bolton's lead in the 83rd minute.[LNB]The defender got on the end of a cross from Kevin Davies to send a header beyond Burch for his sixth goal of the season.[LNB]Lincoln hit back and Herd tested Al Habsi with the goalkeeper doing well to turn his effort around the post.[LNB]However substitute Mark Davies added a fourth for Bolton in stoppage time from close range after being set up by Paul Robinson.[LNB][LNB]

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