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The Complete History Of Lincoln's Visits To The Moss Rose - Part Two

14 September 2018

We begin the second part of our look back at Lincoln City's previous trips to the Moss Rose by taking a re-visiting at their twelfth visit which occurred back in February 2006.

Brian Horton's men had Dutchman Clyde Wijnhard to thank that day, as he successfully converted a 32nd minute penalty which gave Macc a share of the spoils in a one-all draw.

Penalties would prove to be a critical feature in Lincoln's next trip on New Year's Day 2017, as the Paul Ince's inspired great escape act continued with a 2 - 1 victory over The Imps.

Kevin McIntyre was the hero that day, as he converted two spot-kicks in the 6th and 65th minute to seal a priceless 2 - 1 victory.

Three goals in the last ten minutes ignited Lincoln's fourteenth visit to the Moss Rose in February 2008, with substitute Dany N'Guessan storming through the Macc defence to break the deadlock with nine minutes left to play.

Jamie Forrester doubled the visitor's lead eight minutes later with a clinical twenty yard strike and although Gareth Evans glanced Sean Hessey's cross into the far corner during injury time, it merely proved to be a consolation for Ian Brightwell's men.

Simon Yeo opened the scoring for Keith Alexander's side after just five minutes the following October, yet Lincoln would rally and launch a spirited comeback which saw them claim maximum points courtesy of a 2 - 1 victory.

Lincoln gained revenge the following season however, as a controversial penalty left Alexander fuming as his side suffered a 1 - 0 defeat.

Jonny Brain was adjudged to have brought down Moses Swaibu in the area midway through the second half and Rene Howe stepped up to slot home what proved to be the only goal of the game.

Macc had good reason to feel aggrieved, as they dominated possession and had a plethora of chances which agonisingly evaded the back of the Lincoln net.

The last time that The Imps visited the Moss Rose to contest a Football League fixture was back in March 2011.

Sam Wedgbury rescued a point for Gary Simpson's side that day, as his majestic injury time volley cancelled out Stephen Hunt's opener after the visitors had been reduced to ten men with Ben Hutchinson seeing red for collecting two yellow cards.

With both sides suffering relegation to the National League, our next meeting occurred in March 2013 when Matthew Barnes-Homer bagged his twenty-first goal of the season to help Steve King's side register a 2 - 1 victory.

The Imps led at the interval thanks to an Alan Power penalty, yet Amari Morgan-Smith's deflected effort restored parity early in the second half and Barnes-Homer was to complete the comeback as he tapped in Ryan Jackson's pinpoint cross in the latter stages.

Macc launched a glorious comeback when Lincoln were to next visit the Moss Rose in January 2014.

On a bitterly cold day, former Silkman Ben Tomlinson opened the scoring just before the half-time interval, yet second half strikes from Scott Boden, Jack Mackreth and Chris Holroyd saw Macc claim an inspiring victory.

John Askey's Macclesfield Town were propelled into second place with a 3 - 0 victory over The Imps when they next visited the Moss Rose in January 2015.

Denny Johnson converted Andy Hall's teasing cross to open the scoring after 37 minutes, before our lead was doubled seven minutes after the interval as Waide Fairhurst's corner was poked home by Paul Lewis.

Matthew Barnes-Homer completed the scoring in injury time, as he hammered home from close range to give Askey's men a comfortable victory.

In March 2016 Jamie McCombe smashed a 15th minute header past Shwan Jalal to put the visitors into an early lead, yet Danny Whitehead spectacularly levelled the tie with an incredible long range effort on 50 minutes which meant that both sides had to be content with a point.

Which brings us to the last time that we had the pleasure of welcoming Lincoln to our home in August 2016.

Kingsley James put the hosts into the ascendancy on 44 minutes, yet Lincoln claimed all three points as they boosted their title push with second half strikes from Harry Anderson and Adam Marriott.

All this means that our complete record against Lincoln at the Moss Rose is as follows -

Played 22. Won 8. Drawn 7. Lost 7.


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