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The referee blows for offside. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.
Doug Loft takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a save.
(Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Gavin Hoyte coming on for Ashley Grimes.
Drewe Broughton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Delroy Facey.
Justin Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
Goal scored by Ashley Grimes from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-0 Port Vale.Assist by Luke Howell.
Corner taken left-footed by Doug Loft.
The referee blows for offside. Trevor Carson takes the direct free kick.
Doug Loft joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Haldane.
The referee shows Julian Kelly a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Effort from just inside the penalty box by Josh O'Keefe strikes the post.
The referee books Anthony Griffith for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh O'Keefe by Anthony Griffith. Direct free kick taken by Scott Kerr.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Albert Jarrett from the left by-line, Anthony Griffith manages to make a clearance.
Albert Jarrett on for Gavin McCallum.
Tom Pope joins the action as a substitute, replacing Exodus Geohaghon. Unfair challenge on John McCombe by Daniel Hone results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Martin.
Foul by Robert Taylor on Julian Kelly, free kick awarded. Gavin McCallum takes the direct free kick.
Gary Roberts takes the inswinging corner, Foul by Exodus Geohaghon on Delroy Facey, free kick awarded. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.
Robert Taylor produces a cross, clearance made by Stephen Hunt.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Gavin McCallum. Gary Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen Hunt takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Collins on Ashley Grimes. Free kick taken by Gavin McCallum.
Lewis Haldane fouled by Stephen Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Booking for Luke Howell.
Foul by Justin Richards on Stephen Hunt, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
Delroy Facey is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by John McCombe.
Unfair challenge on Adam Watts by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
Josh O'Keefe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Owen. Robert Taylor takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Gary Roberts. Trevor Carson takes the direct free kick.
Gavin McCallum takes a shot.
Gary Roberts takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Stephen Hunt manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Gary Roberts.
Stephen Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Gary Roberts takes the free kick.
Scott Kerr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Gary Roberts.
Corner taken by Gavin McCallum played to the near post, Lewis Haldane makes a clearance.
Kris Taylor goes off and Gareth Owen comes on.
Delroy Facey challenges Exodus Geohaghon unfairly and gives away a free kick. John McCombe takes the free kick.
Josh O'Keefe takes a shot. Chris Martin makes a save.
The official flags Delroy Facey offside. Chris Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Kris Taylor, save made by Trevor Carson.
Foul by Luke Howell on Kris Taylor, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.
Ashley Grimes concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Collins. Chris Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Delroy Facey goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Scott Kerr results in a free kick. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ashley Grimes. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Gavin McCallum. Chris Martin restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gavin McCallum.
Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Blocked by John McCombe.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Delroy Facey by John McCombe. Gavin McCallum takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Haldane by Stephen Hunt. John McCombe takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Lewis Haldane by Stephen Hunt results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Martin.
Scott Kerr fouled by Gary Roberts, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Watts.
Josh O'Keefe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Free kick taken by Kris Taylor.
Gavin McCallum has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.
Daniel Hone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Kris Taylor takes the direct free kick.
Howell could start
Lincoln boss Steve Tilson could include Luke Howell in his squad to face Port Vale.
The midfielder, who recently made 10 appearances during a loan spell with the club, has signed a deal until the end of the season after leaving MK Dons by mutual consent.
Tilson will also check on the fitness of Mustapha Carayol ahead of the clash.
Carayol played no part in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Cheltenham after picking up a knock against Stockport last Saturday.
Defender Gavin Hoyte is rated as doubtful due to a hamstring problem and Clark Keltie could miss out again with a thigh injury.
Congolese Patrick Kanyuka penned terms at the Imps this week but cannot play until his international clearance goes through.
Port Vale will include Tom Pope in the squad for the trip.
The 25-year-old striker has arrived on a month's loan from Rotherham and will go straight into the squad.
Jim Gannon will also welcome back captain Gareth Owen and midfielder Gary Roberts.
Centre-back Owen missed Tuesday`s goalless draw with Barnet as he served a one-match ban having seen red against Cheltenham last weekend, with Kris Taylor coming back in at left-back and Lee Collins moving across.
Roberts, meanwhile, was also forced to miss out as he served the second game of a two-match suspension for collecting 10 bookings, but both he and Owen are expected to make swift returns to Jim Gannon`s starting XI at Sincil Bank.
New loan signing Exodus Geohaghon is still waiting for his full debut having enjoyed a 21 minute cameo in midweek, with Gannon opting to play the towering central defender in the midfield role he used to deploy him during his time at Peterborough.
Forward Sean Rigg (thigh) will again be assessed but leading scorer Marc Richards (thigh) and midfielder Doug Loft (calf) continue to miss out.
Grimes downs Vale
Striker Ashley Grimes grabbed a late winner to send Port Vale tumbling to a 1-0 defeat.
Grimes found the net three minutes from time when he fired in from 10 yards after a surging run from Josh O'Keefe opened up the Vale defence.
The result lifted Lincoln clear of the relegation places giving manager Steve Tilson his third win in eight days.
Lincoln fully deserved the points against an out of form Vale team that rarely threatened.
Lincoln had the best chances and went close to taking the lead when Grimes got into a good position only to see his shot blocked by John McCombe.
City's veteran striker Delroy Facey then tried an effort from 30 yards which beat the keeper but ended up on the roof of the net.
Vale's Justin Richards had a couple of efforts late in the second half but did not trouble City keeper Trevor Carson. O'Keefe almost broke the deadlock in the 78th minute when his low shot smashed against the post as Lincoln kept on top.
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