Danny Mandroiu strike helps Lincoln City to earn point against Sheffield Wednesday
Late heroics from Lewis Montsma helped Lincoln City to earn a deserved point against Sheffield Wednesday in a thrilling 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.
The Imps continued their unbeaten run in the league to seven matches and were well worth a share of the spoils against the promotion hopefuls.
Wednesday enjoyed the most possession in the early stages but it was the Imps who had the first chance of the game from two inswinging corners which dropped dangerously into the area, but were dealt with by the hosts.
Owls Take the Lead
Despite these early opportunities for City, it was the Owls who went ahead in the 12th minute as Will Vaulks’ cross into the centre was met by Michael Smith who got in front of an onrushing Carl Rushworth to head home.
Vaulks almost set up a second for the Owls five minutes later in a clever corner routine which saw the midfielder’s lofted ball flicked on by Akin Famewo and just missed by Aden Flint at the back post.
Imps Level the Score
The Imps levelled in the 28th minute as Harry Boyes won the ball brilliantly on the halfway line before driving at goal to unleash a low powerful strike which was parried into Danny Mandroiu’s path to tap in from a few yards out.
Mark Kennedy’s side caused the hosts more trouble shortly afterwards as Ted Bishop’s corner was played out to Max Sanders on the edge of the area whose bending effort almost caught David Stockdale out.
City Battles Hard
City took confidence from the equaliser and burst forward again just before the break as Bishop and Ben House moved the ball forward together before the latter struck into the side netting from just inside the area.
Darren Moore’s side went within a few inches of retaking the lead in the 69th minute as Vaulks’ free-kick from the right was met by Flint who got in front of Rushworth to head narrowly wide of the post.
City continued to battle hard throughout the closing stages and were able to earn a valuable point on the road – with Jackson clearly an effort off the line in the eight minute of time added on to secure a deserved point.
Unbeaten Home Run
Danny Mandroiu’s second half strike cancelled out Sheffield Wednesday’s opener to earn a point and extend City’s unbeaten home league run to six matches.
Lincoln City full-back Brooke Norton Cuffy was quick to praise the fans following the hard fought victory against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
City fell to a narrow defeat in Lancashire on Saturday afternoon with Jayden Stockley’s brace decisive for the hosts.
The Imps suffered their first home league defeat of the season against Peterborough United.
Paudie O’Connor’s header was not enough as City’s unbeaten run came to an end in Devon.
City extended their unbeaten run to 10 games but were made to settle for a goalless draw at Cheltenham Town on Tuesday evening.
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