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Scott Spencer produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Patrick Kanyuka is given a yellow card. Patrick Kanyuka challenges Craig Disley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
Scott Spencer fouled by Kevin McIntyre, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gavin McCallum from right channel, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff. Corner taken by Gavin McCallum.
Kevin McIntyre challenges Luke Howell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke Howell, Nicky Wroe manages to make a clearance.
Matt Harrold goes off and Craig Disley comes on.
Drewe Broughton takes a shot. Benjamin Smith makes a save.
Ian Sharps concedes a free kick for a foul on Drewe Broughton. Julian Kelly takes the free kick.
Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Gavin Hoyte gets a block in.
Daniel Hone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold. Free kick taken by Mat Sadler.
Scott Spencer takes a shot. Comfortable save by Benjamin Smith.
The ball is swung over by Mark Wright.
Jermaine Grandison leaves the field to be replaced by Connor Goldson. Matt Harrold is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
Scott Spencer comes on in place of Ashley Grimes. (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Drewe Broughton coming on for Delroy Facey. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold by Patrick Kanyuka. Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jon Taylor.
Foul by Gavin McCallum on Jon Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ian Sharps.
Unfair challenge on Gavin McCallum by Jon Taylor results in a free kick. Adam Watts restarts play with the free kick.
Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a save.
Booking for Gavin Hoyte for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Gavin Hoyte on Kevin McIntyre, free kick awarded. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the direct free kick. The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Harrold. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
Patrick Kanyuka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Wroe. Benjamin Smith takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Gavin Hoyte by Mark Wright results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
Matt Harrold takes a shot. Comfortable save by Trevor Carson.
Kevin McIntyre replaces David Davies. Patrick Kanyuka is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Hunt.
Delroy Facey is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.
Effort from the edge of the area by Josh O'Keefe goes wide of the right-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julian Kelly by Mat Sadler. Gavin Hoyte takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Delroy Facey offside. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.
The official flags Matt Harrold offside. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.
Lionel Ainsworth grabs a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-5 Shrewsbury.Matt Harrold provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Matt Harrold by Daniel Hone results in a free kick. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the free kick.
Matt Harrold produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
Mark Wright produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright.
Mark Wright is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gavin Hoyte from right channel.
Effort from just outside the box by Lionel Ainsworth strikes the post.
Lionel Ainsworth scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-4 Shrewsbury.The assist for the goal came from Mat Sadler.
Lionel Ainsworth gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-3 Shrewsbury.
Ashley Grimes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Benjamin Smith takes the free kick.
Foul by Matt Harrold on Adam Watts, free kick awarded. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.
David Davies fouled by Josh O'Keefe, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Wright takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright, Delroy Facey manages to make a clearance.
Julian Kelly has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Julian Kelly heads into his own net. Lincoln City 1-2 Shrewsbury.
Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Hone. Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Wright, save by Trevor Carson. Trevor Carson fouled by Jon Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.
Ashley Grimes grabs a headed goal from close range. Lincoln City 1-1 Shrewsbury.Gavin McCallum provided the assist for the goal.
Jon Taylor gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-1 Shrewsbury.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line.
Jon Taylor takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Julian Kelly.
No new worries for Imps
In-form Lincoln have no new problems ahead of the visit of Shrewsbury.
Adam Watts passed a fitness test on a hamstring problem to play the full 90 minutes against Hereford on Saturday and the defender should keep his place in the team after suffering no ill effects.
Midfielder Clark Keltie is still nursing the thigh strain that has ruled him out since the FA Cup win against Nuneaton on November 1.
Winger Mustapha Carayol continues to struggle with the hamstring problem that he sustained in the 4-3 win against Stockport last month.
Lincoln are enjoying their best run of victories in three years after making it five in a row at Hereford.
Beating Shrewsbury would make it City`s longest winning streak since they won the final seven matches of the 1991/92 season.
Shrewsbury will be without James Collins due the striker`s international commitments.
Collins has been a hit since his January switch from Aston Villa but his qualities have already attracted the attention of the Republic of Ireland, and the forward is part of their Under-21 squad to face Cyprus in Larnaca on Wednesday.
With Collins missing, Town manager Graham Turner faces an anxious wait over his other two strikers.
Matt Harrold received stud marks to the top of his thigh during Saturday`s 2-0 victory at Southend but should be okay, while late substitute Tom Bradshaw picked up a slight knock and will be assessed.
Full-back Kelvin Lomax (ligament) remains out of contention for the time being at least but is not far off a return, as are Nathan Elder and Benjamin van den Broek (both knee) who have been missing long-term but are now back in training.
Ainsworth stars in Shrews win
Promotion-chasing Shrewsbury demolished Lincoln's five-match winning run with a 5-1 victory.
Jon Taylor fired the Shrews in front in the sixth minute after a mistake by Lincoln winger Gavin McCallum. McCallum made up for his error a minute later when he supplied a perfect cross for Ashley Grimes to head home his ninth goal of the season.
But the visitors restored their lead when Julian Kelly deflected a dangerous cross into his own net on 12 minutes, and Lionel Ainsworth quickly killed the game off with a 13-minute hat-trick.
The first came on 22 minutes after a dreadful mistake by on-loan Arsenal full-back Gavin Hoyte, and was followed a minute later by a 12-yard strike after Lincoln keeper Trevor Carson failed to punch clear.
Ainsworth finished off his treble with a wonderful solo effort on 35 minutes.
Only another good save with his feet from Carson denied Ainsworth a fourth after the break, but Shrewsbury saw the win out easily.
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