Cheltenham 0-2 Lincoln: League Two leading Imps win again
Last Updated: 29/09/18 7:00pm
Lincoln City consolidated their position at the top of League Two with a 2-0 win at Cheltenham Town.
Both goals came in the second half as the home side's resistance was finally breached in the 74th minute through an own goal, with Shay McCartan adding the second 10 minutes from time.
Lincoln's John Akinde missed a glorious chance to open the scoring in the 18th minute.
Bruno Andrade did well on the left and sent a low ball to the far post, where the big striker was all alone, but he miskicked wide and neither goalkeeper was tested during an uneventful opening period.
Lincoln started the second half strongly, with Scott Flinders forced to push away a shot from Michael Bostwick.
An effort from Shay McCartan then hit team mate Akinde in the six-yard box when it appeared to be on its way in.
But the deadlock was broken when a ball in from Harry Toffolo on the left was smashed into his own net by Cheltenham full-back Craig Alcock, under pressure from McCartan.
And McCartan followed up to make it 2-0 after Flinders could only parry Andrade's effort.