MATCHDAY RECAP: Spirited U’s down high-flying Lincoln City 1-0

PUBLISHED: 16:59 27 October 2018 | UPDATED: 19:16 27 October 2018

U's boss, John McGreal, hoping to mastermind Exeter City's downfall. Picture: STEVE WALLER

U's boss, John McGreal, hoping to mastermind Exeter City's downfall. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Follow all the action and reaction as we bring you live coverage of Colchester United’s home EFL League Two match against Lincoln City

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Colchester United manager, John McGreal, declared Saturday’s match-up with league leaders Lincoln City as a “man’s game” following a terrific 1-0 home win.

The U’s toppled Danny Cowley’s Lincoln, thanks to Frankie Kent’s first-half goal.

Kent obliged with his third goal of the season, and his second in the league, in the 27th minute.

Courtney Senior delivered a corner to the near post, where Kent’s initial header was blocked on the goal-line by keeper Josh Vickers. However, Kent was quick to react to the rebound, poking the ball over the line from point-blank range.

Lincoln piled on the pressure, but were mostly kept out of harm’s way, thanks to another strong defensive display from McGreal’s men.

Frankie Kent celebrates after giving the U’s a 1-0 lead, in a 1-0 win over Lincoln City. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

“I thought this was a man’s game, between two physical teams,” enthused McGreal.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game, with the big-hitters (league leaders) in town.

“It made for a good match, although it looked as though at one time this clash between the two top scorers in the division would end in a 0-0 draw.

“We had to defend, but we grew into the game. I thought Courtney Senior was fantastic for us. He got into the holes, and we got Frank Nouble onto the ball.”

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