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Match Preview: Lincoln v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

17 February 2023

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Lincoln City v Pompey

There are, on paper at least, no tougher places to visit and come away with all three points in the whole division.

Pompey will look to become the first away team to win at Sincil Bank in the league this season when they face Lincoln on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Despite that daunting record – matched by no other third tier side – the hosts have only come out on top there three times themselves, with an incredible 11 fixtures finishing all square.

They did enjoy victory in the most recent game there, however, with a narrow success in a bad-tempered clash with Bristol Rovers that led to opposition manager Joey Barton turning the air blue.

The Imps then picked up a creditable 1-1 draw at Derby on Valentine’s Day, despite playing most of the second half with just 10 men.

It leaves Mark Kennedy’s men sitting 13th in the standings and three points behind Pompey, having played the same number of games.

The sides played out goalless stalemate at Fratton Park in a game of few clear-cut chances at the start of the season.

But the Blues have won on each of their past four visits to Lincoln, including last term when Marcus Harness, George Hirst and Reeco Hackett all netted in a 3-0 victory.

Pompey are sweating on the fitness of Di’Shon Bernard (hamstring) and Marlon Pack (knee) after the duo both failed late fitness tests ahead of the Burton game.

Matt Macey could feature having missed the last couple of matches through illness, while Ronan Curtis is available again following an ankle problem

But the Blues are still without Tom Lowery (hamstring), Jay Mingi (knee), Jayden Reid (knee), Clark Robertson (hip) and Zak Swanson (groin).

Lincoln are missing the suspended Lewis Montsma after the defender admitted a charge of violent conduct against Bristol Rovers.

Forward Ben House is also banned following his dismissal for two yellow cards at Derby earlier in the week.

Read the thoughts of John Mousinho and Ryley Towler ahead of the game.

Pompey: 13 wins
Lincoln: 6 wins
6 draws

On the road
Pompey: 6 wins
Lincoln: 3 wins
2 draws

Pompey fans will be able to purchase tickets from the away window next to the club shop at Lincoln on the day of the game.

All tickets bought in advance have been sent as etickets, which can be printed at home or scanned using your mobile device.

Click here for a guide to visiting Sincil Bank that has been produced by the home club.

Referee: Ross Joyce
Assistants: Daniel Woodward and Marc Wilson
Fourth Official: Anthony Moore

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Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch all the action live, with accompanying commentary.

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There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either BBC Radio Solent or Express FM (not available online).

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Match Reports

Lincoln 0 Pompey 0

Blues have to settle for a point at Sincil Bank

18 February 2023

Reeco Hackett in action for Pompey at Lincoln City
Photo: Jez Tighe/Pro Sports Images

Pompey became the 12th League One side to draw at Lincoln this season in a game that only really got going in the closing stages.

There were opportunities for both teams, but it was a mostly quiet afternoon for the men between the sticks.

Danny Mandroiu did strike the bar for the Imps, while a late chance for Colby Bishop was lifted over the bar before each keeper came to the rescue at the death.

John Mousinho made two changes from the side that dramatically beat Burton on home soil earlier in the week.

Matt Macey recovered from illness to replace Josh Oluwayemi in goal, while Louis Thompson made way for Ryan Tunnicliffe in midfield.

Di’Shon Bernard and Ronan Curtis were both considered fit enough for a spot on the bench, but Marlon Pack was still sidelined.

The first half contained plenty of promising moments for both sides, but there was not a single shot on target.

Lincoln might have taken the lead when a ball over the top send Jack Diamond racing clear, only to fire wide with just Macey to beat.

The forward was looking an early threat for the home side and dragged an angled shot narrowly past the post.

But Paddy Lane then sent the ball into the mixer and although Regan Poole nodded it clear, Tunnicliffe fired the loose ball just off target.

Joe Morrell then surged through the middle of the pitch and laid the ball off for Joe Rafferty, whose teasing cross was just out of reach for Reeco Hackett in the box.

He did well on 34 minutes, however, collecting a fine cross-field Tunnicliffe pass, cutting onto his left foot and drilling the ball inches wide.

It was the Imps who finished the half strongly, however, and Luke Plange was not quite able to keep his shot on target.

A series of corners then caused a few nerves in the Blues box, but it all ended with Ethan Erhahon blazing high over the bar.

Half Time: Lincoln 0 Pompey 0

The visitors threatened shortly after the restart and Poole threw himself in front of Lane’s shot to divert the ball over.

But there was not much else happening in a slow start to the second half, with both sides struggling to find any rhythm.

That almost changed around the hour mark, with each of them coming close to breaking the deadlock.

Mandroiu did well to turn on the edge of the box and fire in a shot that came back off the bar, with Mide Shodipo firing the loose ball wastefully over.

Mousinho responded with a double substitution, as Owen Dale and Lane made way for Joe Pigott and Ronan Curtis.

And the latter almost made an instant impact, meeting Rafferty’s teasing low delivery at the back post and seeing his shot diverted wide by a lunging Poole.

Another switch followed for the visitors on 73 minutes, with Tuesday night’s match-winner Dane Scarlett replacing Hackett.

Lincoln were left cursing the officials when substitute Lasse Sørensen was denied a penalty after going down under a Curtis challenge.

But the boot was quickly on the other foot, as Scarlett was denied by an offside flag when he found the back of the net.

Bernard came on for Rafferty and a poor pass saw the Imps break quickly up the pitch, but the defender recovered to clear Diamond’s ball into the box.

Bishop finally called Carl Rushworth into action at the other end, although it was a regulation save for the keeper.

But Bishop should have done better moments later when Pigott flicked on Connor Ogilvie’s pass and he was through on goal, only to lift the ball over the bar.

Lincoln then might have snatched victory at the death, but Macey – who had not previously had much to do – got down to his right to deal with Charles Vernam’s low drive.

The game had suddenly burst into life and Rushworth denied Curtis from point-blank range before the action switched and Macey kept out Vernam’s effort to ensure it finished all square.

Lincoln (3-4-3): Rushworth; Eyoma, Jackson (Mandroiu 21), O’Connor; Poole (c), Bishop (Sørensen 72), Erhahon, Roughan (Boyes 76); Diamond, Plange (Vernam 72), Shodipo
Booked: Mandroiu, Eyoma
Sub not used: Wright

Pompey (4-3-3): Macey; Rafferty (Bernard 82), Raggett (c), Towler, Ogilvie; Lane (Curtis 59), Morrell, Tunnicliffe; Dale (Pigott 59), Bishop, Hackett (Scarlett 73)
Booked: Morrell, Rafferty, Hackett, Pigott
Subs not used: Oluwayemi, Thompson, Jacobs

Referee: Ross Joyce

Attendance: 9,906 (1,313 Pompey fans)

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