Marcus Kelly’s unfortunate own goal was the 69th goal that Lincoln have scored in the league this season

Lincoln City fought back from a goal down at the break to overtake National League leaders Forest Green Rovers and go top of the table on goal difference.

Rovers led when Christian Doidge fired in his 23rd goal of the season.

But two goals in six second-half minutes put the Imps ahead, Lee Angol’s angled strike levelling matters and a Marcus Kelly own goal making it 2-1.

Sam Habergham’s free-kick sealed victory for the hosts, who have three games in hand on second-placed Rovers.

Rovers defended solidly in the first half and were good value for their lead courtesy of Doidge’s sliding low effort from close range.

But the Imps upped the tempo in the second half, showing the passion and intensity which characterised their

The equaliser came when a long ball saw Angol outmuscle Mark Ellis, who went down under the challenge, and shoot across goal into the bottom corner.

Kelly’s unfortunate intervention made it 2-1 when he could only head Habergham’s driven left-wing cross into his own net.

And Habergham’s long-range free-kick somehow eluded Rovers goalkeeper Sam Russell and found the bottom corner to complete the scoring.

Christian Doidge struck his 23rd goal of the season to put Forest Green ahead before the break
Sam Habergham’s pinpoint free-kick was just his second in 42 games for Lincoln this season

Line-upsLincoln CitySubstitutesForest GreenSubstitutesReferee:Antony CogginsLive TextPosted at

Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.

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Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Forest Green Rovers 1.

SubstitutionPosted at

Substitution, Lincoln City. Elliot Whitehouse replaces Lee Angol.

BookingPosted at

Charlie Cooper (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

SubstitutionPosted at

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Sam Wedgbury.

SubstitutionPosted at

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Omar Bugiel replaces Kaiyne Woolery.

Goal!Posted at

Goal! Lincoln City 3, Forest Green Rovers 1. Sam Habergham (Lincoln City).

SubstitutionPosted at

Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Terry Hawkridge.

SubstitutionPosted at

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Curtis Tilt replaces Drissa Traoré.

Goal!Posted at

Own Goal by Marcus Kelly, Forest Green Rovers. Lincoln City 2, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Goal!Posted at

Goal! Lincoln City 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Lee Angol (Lincoln City).

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Second Half begins Lincoln City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

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First Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

BookingPosted at

Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!Posted at

Goal! Lincoln City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

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First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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