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Delroy Facey takes a inswinging corner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Green on Cian Hughton. Drewe Broughton restarts play with the free kick.
Ben Hutchinson leaves the field to be replaced by Drewe Broughton.
Joe Anderson is brought on as a substitute for Albert Jarrett.
Inswinging corner taken by Stuart Fleetwood from the left by-line.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Featherstone.
Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Featherstone.
Scott Kerr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Rose. Free kick taken by Stuart Fleetwood, Michael Townsend takes a shot.
Header by Delroy Facey from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Cian Hughton is brought on as a substitute for Mustapha Carayol.
(Hereford) makes a substitution, with Sam Gwynne coming on for Joe Colbeck.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mustapha Carayol, Delroy Facey takes a shot.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joe Colbeck.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Fleetwood. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
Josh O'Keefe has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The referee shows Joe Colbeck a yellow card. Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Colbeck on Mustapha Carayol. Direct free kick taken by Mustapha Carayol.
Ryan Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Mustapha Carayol. Direct free kick taken by Albert Jarrett.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Adam Watts. Adam Bartlett takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Mustapha Carayol from the left by-line, Adam Watts takes a shot.
Mustapha Carayol grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 3-1 Hereford.
Stuart Fleetwood gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 2-1 Hereford.The assist for the goal came from Mathieu Manset.
Tyler Weir goes off and Dominik Werling comes on.
Scott Kerr takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Albert Jarrett.
Delroy Facey takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Bartlett.
Kenny Lunt goes off and Sean Canham comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Featherstone on Scott Kerr. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
Albert Jarrett takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save.
Delroy Facey takes a shot. Save made by Adam Bartlett.
Ben Hutchinson fouled by Byron Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Kerr.
Delroy Facey grabs a headed goal from close in. Lincoln City 2-0 Hereford.Assist by Mustapha Carayol.
Delroy Facey takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.
Ben Hutchinson grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Lincoln City 1-0 Hereford.Assist on the goal came from Mustapha Carayol.
Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Save by Adam Bartlett.
Joe Colbeck takes a outswinging corner.
Mathieu Manset concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Hoyte. Direct free kick taken by Joe Anyon.
Unfair challenge on Mathieu Manset by Josh Gowling results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kenny Lunt.
Headed effort on goal by Ben Hutchinson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Featherstone from the right by-line, save by Joe Anyon.
Unfair challenge on Josh O'Keefe by Nicky Featherstone results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Albert Jarrett.
Mathieu Manset produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Joe Colbeck is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Joe Anyon takes the free kick.
Mathieu Manset produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Ben Hutchinson takes a shot. Adam Bartlett makes a save.
Scott Kerr has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
Mustapha Carayol has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Centre by Albert Jarrett.
Corner taken by Albert Jarrett, Adam Watts produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner from left by-line taken by Nicky Featherstone.
The referee gets the game underway.
The half-time whistle blows.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The match has reached full-time.
Duo missing for Imps
Lincoln will be without Moses Swaibu and Luke Howell for the visit of Hereford.
Defender Swaibu must serve a one-match suspension after he collected his fifth yellow card of the season last weekend.
Howell has returned to MK Dons for treatment after the on-loan midfielder suffered a badly-gashed ankle at Morecambe that required eight stitches. He is set to be out for around a month.
With Howell absent, Clark Keltie`s return from suspension is a timely one and he is likely to go straight back into the side.
Striker Delroy Facey is also pushing for a recall after impressing from the bench at the Globe Arena.
Adam Watts has resumed training after an Achilles injury and the defender could come back into the squad.
Hereford will likely hand a debut to new loan signing Byron Webster when they make the trip.
The Doncaster centre-back is expected to partner Mike Townsend at the heart of defence with Ryan Green, who has been filling in since Tony James` return to parent club Burton, reverting across to full-back.
Forward Stuart Fleetwood returns from suspension having missed last weekend`s 1-1 draw against Cheltenham as a result of picking up a fifth booking of the season.
Otherwise, it is as you were for caretaker manager Jamie Pitman with midfielder James McQuilkin (hamstring), defender Janos Kovacs (shoulder), striker Guillem Bauza (groin) and goalkeeper Dan Connor (hip) still on the sidelines.
The clash at Sincil Bank is part one of a quickfire double header against Lincoln as the Bulls prepare to welcome Steve Tilson`s side to Edgar Street in the FA Cup next weekend.
Imps blunt Bulls
Lincoln secured a third consecutive win with a vital 3-1 victory over relegation rivals Hereford.
Both sides created chances from the opening whistle.
Hereford goalkeeper Adam Bartlett made a point-blank save to deny on-loan Celtic striker Ben Hutchinson after just seven minutes and Hereford midfielder Joe Colbeck then prodded the ball inches wide as the game flowed from end to end.
But it was Hutchinson who headed Lincoln into a 28th-minute lead from a Mustapha Carayol cross.
The Imps doubled their lead six minutes later when former Bolton striker Delroy Facey headed home another perfect cross from Carayol.
Hereford got one back when Stuart Fleetwood followed in a powerful shot from Mathieu Manset in the 55th minute.
But Lincoln struck back just two minutes later when Carayol blasted the ball past Bartlett.
It was the home side who continued to look the more dangerous, with Bartlett having to make another good save to deny a second for Hutchinson.
Hereford again went close when a Manset header came back off the bar on 82 minutes, but it wasn't enough to stop the Bulls slumping to their first defeat in eight games.
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