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Drewe Broughton takes a shot. Clearance by Tony Sinclair.
Adam Watts fouled by Danny Spiller, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Clapham takes the indirect free kick.
(Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Drewe Broughton coming on for Ben Hutchinson.
Cian Hughton challenges Danny Spiller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Spiller takes the indirect free kick.
Ben Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Gowling. Alan Julian takes the free kick.
Effort from inside the penalty box by Adebayo Akinfenwa hits the post.
Adam Watts concedes a free kick for a foul on Adebayo Akinfenwa. Josh Gowling takes the free kick. Jamie Clapham booked.
Curtis Weston concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Hutchinson. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Clapham.
Tony Sinclair concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Hutchinson. Free kick taken by Adam Watts.
Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Save made by Alan Julian.
Curtis Weston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Hutchinson. Jamie Clapham takes the free kick.
Albert Jarrett goes off and Andrew Hutchinson comes on.
Corner taken right-footed by Danny Spiller, Josh Gowling produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Luke Rooney takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.
Corner taken by Albert Jarrett from the right by-line, save made by Alan Julian.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Hutchinson. Free kick taken by Josh Gowling.
Luke Rooney takes a shot. Joe Anyon makes a save.
Ben Hutchinson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Corner from right by-line taken by Luke Rooney.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Spiller, Delroy Facey makes a clearance.
Paul Green challenges Andy Barcham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.
Danny Spiller fouled by Clark Keltie, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Spiller restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Danny Spiller.
The offside flag is raised against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
Danny Spiller takes the inswinging corner, save by Joe Anyon.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Spiller, clearance by Adam Watts.
Albert Jarrett challenges Curtis Weston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Albert Jarrett booked for unsporting behaviour. Danny Spiller crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Ben Hutchinson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Albert Jarrett by Mark Bentley. Luke Rooney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Palmer. Stefan Payne is brought on as a substitute for Mark Bentley. Free kick taken by Joe Anderson.
Delroy Facey produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Effort from outside the penalty area by John Nutter goes wide left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Palmer from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Tony Sinclair misses to the right of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Delroy Facey by Matthew Lawrence. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anderson.
Curtis Weston is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Maher.
Chris Palmer fouled by Cian Hughton, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Sinclair takes the direct free kick.
Adebayo Akinfenwa takes a shot from 18 yards. Joe Anyon makes a save.
Delroy Facey takes a shot. Save by Alan Julian.
Danny Spiller takes a shot. Save by Joe Anyon.
The official flags Ben Hutchinson offside. Free kick taken by Josh Gowling.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Hutchinson on Tony Sinclair. Tony Sinclair takes the free kick.
Ben Hutchinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Josh Gowling takes the free kick. Booking for Ben Hutchinson.
Jamie Clapham concedes a free kick for a foul on Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Chris Palmer.
Effort from the edge of the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Short corner worked by Chris Palmer.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer, clearance by Albert Jarrett.
Short corner taken by Chris Palmer.
Danny Spiller concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Anderson. Free kick taken by Joe Anderson. Danny Spiller booked for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Delroy Facey on Matthew Lawrence. Alan Julian takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Tony Sinclair on Albert Jarrett, free kick awarded. Tony Sinclair shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Paul Green.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Hutchinson by Matthew Lawrence. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Clapham.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Adebayo Akinfenwa. Free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Albert Jarrett.
Corner taken by Albert Jarrett.
A goal is scored by Cian Hughton from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 0-1 Lincoln City.Assist by Albert Jarrett.
The referee blows for offside. Josh Gowling takes the free kick.
Andy Barcham challenges Joe Anyon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
Chris Palmer decides to take the corner short.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Hutchinson. Tony Sinclair restarts play with the free kick.
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The second half kicks off.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Hess waits on Weston fitness
Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler is hoping to have Curtis Weston back in his injury-hit squad to face Lincoln.
Gills only have 17 fit players in their first-team squad and Hessenthaler reckons Weston could make a return from a thigh injury.
He told the club's official website: "I think Curtis Weston is the only player likely to return to contention for Saturday's game. He hasn't done a lot of training, though, so whether we would risk starting him, I don't know."
The game will come too soon for Cody McDonald (ankle), Barry Fuller (knee) and Mark McCammon (hamstring) but they have all been pencilled in to return against Morecambe next week. Jack Payne (dead leg) and Stanley Aborah (thigh) are also on the mend but are short of match fitness.
Hessenthaler also revealed Garry Richards and Simon King are closing in on a return but Danny Jackman is facing surgery on his knee problem.
He added: "Garry Richards is working nicely but still hasn't done any training with the first team. Simon King is gradually getting better but Danny Jackman has a problem with his knee that may need keyhole surgery."
Ben Hutchinson goes straight into the Lincoln squad.
Boss Chris Sutton hopes the on-loan Celtic youngster will add some venom to his misfiring strikeforce.
Sutton, whose side have scored just once in three matches this season, said: "Ben was somebody we looked at last season because we felt he was a player who would undoubtedly improve us. He`s here now and I`m delighted.
"He has looked very sharp in pre-season and I feel if we create chances for him, he will score. I feel he will really impress the supporters."
Sutton reported some unnamed players were unable to train at the start of the week after sustaining knocks during the home defeat to Torquay and that those concerned would be assessed ahead of the trip to Kent.
Hughton hits the winner
A Cian Hughton strike after nine minutes was enough to earn Lincoln their first points of the season with a 1-0 win against a below-par Gillingham side.
Winger Hughton - son of Newcastle boss Chris Hughton - expertly finished after Gills keeper Alan Julian could only block Albert Jarrett's shot from 10 yards
The goal did eventually spur the home side on although first-half chances were still rare. Danny Spiller chose to pass rather than shoot following a short corner routine on 38 minutes.
The second half started at an electric pace with Spiller and Adebayo Akinfenwa both testing Imps keeper Joe Anyon early on.
It was not all Gills chances, Delroy Facey should have done better on 58 minutes when he blasted the ball wildly over after Jarrett had put him clean through on goal.
A flying one-handed save from Anyon was all that prevented substitute Luke Rooney levelling the scores with a curling effort on 78 before Akinfenwa saw his effort come back off the post.
But Chris Sutton's men held on to lift themselves off the foot of the table and condemn Gillingham to their first defeat of the season.
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