Lincoln drop to third after being held at Fleetwood



Posted Sunday, October 18, 2020 by PA

Lincoln drop to third after being held at Fleetwood

Lincoln slipped to third and lost ground on Sky Bet League One leaders Ipswich after being held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at Fleetwood.

Ched Evans shot wide for the hosts after only two minutes, while at the other end James Jones dragged a shot just wide for the visitors.

Harvey Saunders had a penalty appeal turned down after a collision with Lincoln keeper Alex Palmer.

Nottingham Forest loanee Brennan Johnson had a goalbound strike charged down for Lincoln, before Harry Anderson was thwarted by two smart saves from Fleetwood shot-stopper Jayson Leutwiler.

Fleetwood midfielder Callum Camps rifled inches wide of a post and striker Paddy Madden saw his looping header hit the crossbar in a lively first half.

Leutwiler tipped a Johnson strike over his bar, palmed away a Jones shot and thwarted Tom Hopper from close-range as Fleetwood felt the pressure following the resumption.

Anderson had a penalty appeal turned down after a challenge with defender Harrison Holgate, before Evans headed wide and had a shot charged down in a frantic finish.

Leutwiler saved well from substitute Anthony Scully in injury-time, before Palmer denied Fleetwood sub Barrie McKay with a smart point-blank save at the death.

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