Back-to-back home wins for The Imps after they defeat Chesterfield

Almost 9,500 fans crammed into Sincil Bank to see Lincoln City record back-to-back home wins for the first time this season with a 2-1 victory over Chesterfield.

Michael Bostwick’s first goal for Lincoln and an Andy Kellett own goal gave The Imps a 2-0 first-half lead, before Kristian Dennis brought one back for the visitors late on in the game.

The Imps started very brightly and dominated the first-half.

They took the lead in the 17th minute when Harry Anderson found Bostwick on the edge of the box and his deflected shot eluded former Imps goalkeeper Joe Anyon and found the back of the net.

Lincoln doubled their lead seven minutes later after some fantastic play from Anderson whose cut-back was intended for Jordan Maguire-Drew, only for Chesterfield left-back Kellett to divert the ball into his own net.

Chesterfield almost brought a goal back on the stroke of half-time when Jordan Flores saw his free-kick superbly saved by Josh Vickers.

Lincoln failed to get going in the second-half, however Ollie Palmer’s header hit the post after Matt Green’s inch-perfect cross.

Anderson almost made it 3-0 with some fantastic work down the left-hand side, beating Scott Wiseman before seeing his effort saved by Anyon.

Chesterfield were awarded a penalty in the 82nd minute when Anderson appeared to foul Bradley Barry in the box.

Substitute Dennis scored the penalty, however Lincoln were once again able to hold onto their lead, with Rob Dickie putting in a stand-out performance.

The Imps will play Cambridge United at Sincil Bank on October 14 at 3pm.

Lincoln City: Vickers; Eardley, Dickie, Raggett, Habergham; Maguire-Drew (Whitehouse 86), Bostwick, Woodyard, Anderson (Long 89); Palmer (Ginnelly 77), Green

Subs not used: Farman (GK), Waterfall, Arnold, Rhead

Chesterfield: Anyon; Barry, Wiseman, Evatt, Kellett; Rowley (Mitchell 77), Weir, McCourt (Reed 56), Flores; De Girolamo (Dennis 56), O’Grady

Subs not used: Jones (GK), Sinnott, Maguire, Briggs

Attendance: 9,485 (1,124 Chesterfield fans)

The Lincolnite Man of the Match: Rob Dickie