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Ben Hutchinson has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ali Fuseini on Byron Moore. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken short by Ben Hutchinson.
Gavin McCallum takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Ada.
Gavin McCallum produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Byron Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Free kick taken by Elliott Parish.
Corner taken left-footed by Danny Blanchett.
Paul Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Powell. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Paul Green goes into the book. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley R Westwood by Daniel Hone. Daniel Hone is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Placed penalty scored by Clayton Donaldson. Crewe 1-1 Lincoln City.
Gavin McCallum has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Ben Hutchinson fouled by Lee Bell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Green.
Tom Kilbey challenges Byron Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Kilbey shown a yellow card. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.
Nick Powell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Shelley.
Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Blocked by Patrick Ada.
Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.
Joel Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Julian Kelly. Byron Moore is brought on as a substitute for Joel Grant. Gavin McCallum takes the direct free kick.
Ben Hutchinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Bell takes the free kick.
Luke Howell takes a short corner.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gavin McCallum from the right by-line, Rhys Taylor makes a save.
Joel Grant fouled by Luke Howell, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Blanchett takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Danny Blanchett.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Blanchett from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Daniel Hone.
Danny Shelley takes a shot. Joe Anderson gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gavin McCallum from the right by-line, Paul Green finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Lincoln City.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Hone.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clark Keltie by Joel Grant. Free kick taken by Paul Green.
Ali Fuseini takes a shot. Patrick Ada gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clark Keltie by Shaun Miller. Free kick taken by Joe Anderson.
Paul Green challenges Shaun Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Bell produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Danny Blanchett from the right by-line.
Foul by Ben Hutchinson on Lee Bell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Hone on Ashley M Westwood. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gavin McCallum from the right by-line.
Ali Fuseini takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.
The referee blows for offside against Luke Howell. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gavin McCallum by Danny Shelley. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.
Ali Fuseini has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Ashley R Westwood by Tom Kilbey results in a free kick. Danny Blanchett takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rhys Taylor by Ben Hutchinson. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.
Tom Kilbey takes a shot. Patrick Ada gets a block in.
Handball by Luke Howell. Indirect free kick taken by Ashley M Westwood.
Short corner taken by Danny Blanchett from the right by-line.
Ben Hutchinson takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the target.
Clark Keltie takes a shot.
Short corner worked by Gavin McCallum.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Hutchinson. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Tom Kilbey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Tootle.
Effort from the edge of the box by Matt Tootle goes wide of the left-hand post.
Danny Blanchett takes the inswinging corner, Paul Green manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Lee Bell from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Gavin McCallum.
Joel Grant takes a shot. Save by Elliott Parish.
Ali Fuseini takes the outswinging corner, Daniel Hone takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save.
Foul by Clayton Donaldson on Daniel Hone, free kick awarded. Elliott Parish restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Ali Fuseini from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Artell doubtful for Alex
David Artell is a major doubt for Crewe ahead of the visit of Lincoln.
The experienced defender was forced off early in the second half of the defeat at Barnet last weekend with a hamstring problem.
His absence would give the likes of Patrick Ada, Adam Dugdale and Mat Mitchel-King the chance to get back into the team.
Lee Bell also suffered a knock against the Bees and did not reappear for the second half. He was replaced by Luke Murphy but is expected to be fit for the weekend.
"Dave is very doubtful after coming off on Saturday," Alex boss Dario Gradi told the club's official website. "We are hoping it is nothing too serious but we are well-served at centre-half with Duggy and Ada. Mat can play there too if needs be.
"Lee Bell was checked over by the doctor after getting a bang on his head but he should be okay."
Lincoln make the trip without leading scorer Ashley Grimes.
In a blow to City`s survival hopes, the 17-goal striker collected his 10th yellow card of the season during the 4-0 home defeat to Gillingham last weekend and will begin a two-match suspension.
Having only returned from injury against the Kent club, Grimes will now miss the difficult away games at Gresty Road and against Bury.
Either Scott Spencer of Drewe Broughton will replace the on-loan Millwall man.
Boss Steve Tilson has options should he wish to make further changes, with Paul Green, Cian Hughton, Jamie Clapham and Tom Kilbey vying for recalls.
Following five defeats on the spin, Lincoln are 20th in League Two and five points above the drop zone.
Donaldson earns Crewe a point
Clayton Donaldson's second-half penalty earned Crewe a 1-1 draw that hits Lincoln's survival hopes.
Donaldson netted to cancel out Paul Green's opener and leave Steve Tilson's men still looking for their first win in seven games.
The visitors started with intent and Luke Howell capitalised on Danny Blanchett's slip only for Ali Fuseini to blast the winger's cross over the bar.
Ben Hutchinson then misjudged another Howell cross when well placed to score before Clark Keltie's 25-yard screamer struck the crossbar.
Crewe almost broke the deadlock when Joel Grant played a fine one-two with Donaldson before unleashing a low drive which was parried by Elliot Parish into the path of Shaun Miller, who could not direct his header on target.
Fuseini had two more bites at the cherry at the other end, hitting one over and drawing a reflex save from Rhys Taylor with the other.
The Imps had calls for a penalty waved away when Julian Kelly went over the outstretched leg of Patrick Ada a little too easily for the liking of referee Pat Miller.
The visitors took the lead two minutes after the break when Danny Hone headed a corner back across goal, allowing Green to swivel and strike the ball in via the post.
But Donaldson fired Crewe level in the 76th minute from the penalty spot after Hone dragged back Ashley Westwood in the box.
Gavin McCallum went close to a winner for the Imps but fired wide and saw another effort blocked by Lee Bell before Hutchinson headed over from five yards out at the death.
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