Shrewsbury Town battle back to earn a point against Lincoln City away from home.
Shrewsbury Town's afternoon in Lincolnshire ended with Salop earning a point against Lincoln City.
Despite going a goal down late in the first half, Town battled back to take a point back to Shropshire thanks to Luke Leahy's headed goal.
Just four minutes into the action at Sincil Bank, Marko Marosi was called into action. Dan Nlundulu managed to intercept a pass from George Nurse to set the forward in on goal. Despite gaining a clear run into the Salop box, Town's shot-stopper remained strong and parried the ball past the post.
Towards the latter stages of the fixture, both teams endured a break in play with Imps number five Adam Jackson receiving treatment for a clash of heads in the home side's box.
With two minutes left of regulation time, Lincoln City broke the deadlock through Conor McGrandles. The midfielder jumped well to meet Regan Poole's well-worked cross into the box and saw his effort beat Marosi from close-range.
Deep into added injury time, Ted Bishop had a golden opportunity to double the Imps' lead. The Lincoln number 12 reacted well to meet a cross towards the back post but narrowly missed the target from close-range with his header.
Not long into the half, Town pulled a goal back through Luke Leahy. Town's wing-back jumped well to beat his man from George Nurse's delivery and guided his header back across goal to pull Town level.
79 minutes into the fixture, Leahy came close to netting a double for Town. Our number three picked up a loose ball on the edge of the Imps box and side-footed an effort towards the goal. However, his effort whistled inches past the wrong side of the post.
Despite sustained pressure from the home side, Salop remained resolute to leave Sincil Bank with a point gained.
Attendance: 8047 (305)
Imps: Josh Griffiths, Regan Poole, Lewis Montsma, Adam Jackson (TJ Eyoma, 38), Chris Maguire, Ted Bishop (Hakeeb Adelakun, 45) Conor McGrandles, Lewis Fiorini (Max Sanders, 65), Dan Nlundulu, Lasse Sorensen (Freddie Draper, 85), Jamie Robson (Cohen Bramall, 74).
Subs not used: Archie Mair, Remy Longdon.
Salop: Marko Marosi, Elliott Bennett, Matthew Pennington, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, George Nurse, Nathanael Ogbeta, Luke Leahy, David Davis, Shaun Whalley, Ryan Bowman (Tom Bloxham, 90), Dan Udoh (Rekeil Pyke, 76).
Subs not used: Harry Burgoyne, Aaron Pierre, Khanya Leshabela, Sam Cosgrove, Charlie Caton.
Referee: Robert Madley
Linesmen: Richard Wigglesworth and Hristo Karivanov
Fourth Official: Andrew Hendley
Lewis Fiorini was shown a yellow card 14 minutes in for a late challenge on Shaun Whalley in the middle of the park.
On the 30-minute mark, Dan Udoh was shown the second booking of the game as referee Robert Madley deemed Town's forward to have simulated a foul in the box.