Crewe 0-1 Lincoln: Harry Anderson hits winner for League One leading Imps

Tuesday 27 October 2020 21:03, UK

A first-half strike from Harry Anderson kept Lincoln on top of Sky Bet League One after a 1-0 win at Crewe.

With better finishing Michael Appleton’s side could have been two or three ahead by the half-hour mark.

The Imps dominated possession and had Crewe on the backfoot from the first minute when Lewis Montsma unleashed a shot from 35 yards onto the crossbar.

Montsma was less impressive when Will Jaaskelainen was unable to hold former Crewe midfielder James Jones’ fierce set-piece drive, although the goalkeeper recovered well to block the defender’s follow-up.

Crewe had a real let-off when Timothy Eyoma hung over a cross to the far post only for Tom Hopper to head inexplicably against the post from close range.

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Dave Artell’s side emerged from their shell to test Lincoln keeper Alex Palmer, who needed to make a point-blank save after Owen Dale sneaked in at the far post.

But Anderson gave the visitors a lead their neat play deserved when he turned and fired into the bottom corner from the edge of the box in the 39th minute.

Lincoln continued to pose a threat after the break and Jaaskelainen made a smart double save pushing out Brennan Johnson’s rising shot and then keeping out Hopper’s follow-up.

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