MATCH REPORT: Lincoln 2, Peterborough United 2: Imps fight back to gain a draw

Peterborough United threw away a two-goal half-time lead in a friendly at Sincil Bank tonight (July 26).

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 9:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:39 pm
Mark Tyler played well for Posh at Lincoln.
Mark Tyler played well for Posh at Lincoln.

Indeed it took a fine penalty save from veteran goalkeeper Mark Tyler to stop National League side Lincoln from winning a keenly-fought contest. An entertaining match instead finished 2-2.

This was effectively the Posh second string - one that included rock-solid Micheal Bostwick and expensive purchase Tom Nichols - but some players showed enough in flashes to suggest they could yet challenge for a starting place when the season starts for real on August 6.

Certainly Adil Nabi showed some neat touches in midfield, while Nichols was a lively presence up front. Tyler simply confirmed his standards remain high even at the age of 39.

Adil Nabi scored for Posh at Lincoln.

Nabi shot Posh ahead with the aid of a deflection in the 18th minute and a fine burst into the area by Nichols, and a precision pass, enabled Jordan Nicholson to make it 2-0 just before the interval.

Nichols had forced a decent save from home ‘keeper Paul Farman just before the goal.

But Jamie McCombe pulled a goal back for Lincoln three minutes into the second-half following a corner before Tyler was forced to preserve the lead with a fine save from a Matt Rhead spot-kick struck low to his left.

But relief was short-lived as Lincoln found an equaliser 20 minutes from time through Jack Muldoon.

Jordan Nicholson scored for Posh at Lincoln.

Muldoon had earlier been thwarted by a brilliant Tyler save, while Rhead headed against the bar in the first-half.

Posh: Tyler, White, Nicholson (sub Piesse), Nabi, Bostwick, Cartwright, H. Anderson, Chettle, Nichols, Stevens (sub Penfold), Williams. Substitutes: Elsom, Baldry, Alban-Jones.

Lincoln: Farman, Wood, Beevers, Waterfall, McCombe, Muldoon, Woodyard, Power, Miles, Simmons, Rhead. Substitutes: Habergham, Walton, Howe, Hodge, Stanley, Acar, Marriott.

Goals; Posh - Nabi (18 mins), Nicholson (41 mins).

Adil Nabi scored for Posh at Lincoln.

Lincoln - McCombe (47 mins), Muldoon (70 mins).

Attendance: 1,128 (42 Posh).

Jordan Nicholson scored for Posh at Lincoln.