Stevenage 1-2 Lincoln City: Boro slip to first league defeat

PUBLISHED: 17:33 09 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:33 09 September 2017

Stevenage boss Darren Sarll

Stevenage boss Darren Sarll

Danny Loo Photography 2017

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.

Stevenage:

Fryer, Henry, Wilkinson (sent-off), Franks, Martin (Toner) Whelpdale (Grey), Smith, Pett, Beautyman (Kennedy), Newton, Godden

Lincoln City:

Farman, Long (Habergham), Waterfall, Rhead (Palmer), Green (sent-off), Knott, Bostwick, Eardley (booked), Raggett, Anderson (Ginnelly), Woodyard

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