Stevenage 1-2 Lincoln City: Boro slip to first league defeat
PUBLISHED: 17:33 09 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:33 09 September 2017
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Stevenage fell to their first SkyBet League Two defeat of the season after visitors Lincoln City staged a second half comeback.
Boro went 1-0 up on 25 minutes through Matty Godden’s first goal of the season.
The highly-rated Stevenage forward ran onto a through ball and slotted low to Imps keeper Farman’s right to give Sarll’s men the lead.
In a competitive game that saw a cloudburst former Stevenage man Michael Bostwick’s effort right on the stroke of half time was blocked.
The ball then fell to Luke Waterfall whose effort beat keeper Joe Fryer – but thankfully for Boro fans flew inches over the bar as the home side went into the break 1-0 up.
Six minutes after the interval the visitors went down to ten men after Matt Green was sent off after receiving a second yellow for kicking the ball away.
However, seven minutes later the Imps were level after Sean Raggett headed home from a corner by Billy Knott to make it 1-1.
With 15 minutes to go Palmer then tucked away a penalty for handball as the visitors turned the game on its head by leading 2-1.
Luke Wilkinson was then sent off to make a day to forget for the Boro in front of 3,427 fans including 1,171 supporters from Lincoln.
Fryer, Henry, Wilkinson (sent-off), Franks, Martin (Toner) Whelpdale (Grey), Smith, Pett, Beautyman (Kennedy), Newton, Godden
Farman, Long (Habergham), Waterfall, Rhead (Palmer), Green (sent-off), Knott, Bostwick, Eardley (booked), Raggett, Anderson (Ginnelly), Woodyard