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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Michael Raynes (8')
  • Harry Anderson (50', 67')
  • Michael Raynes (70' OG)
  • Elliott Whitehouse (90'+4')

Harry Anderson brace sparks impressive comeback victory for Lincoln

Harry Anderson bagged a second-half brace to help Lincoln complete an impressive 4-1 comeback win at Crewe.
Danny Cowley's side trailed at the break thanks to a Michael Raynes' header, but the defender later put through his own net and Elliott Whitehouse grabbed a stoppage-time goal as Lincoln raced to an emphatic success to move them up to eighth in the table.
Crewe started on the front foot with George Cooper testing Imps goalkeeper Josh Vickers with a powerful drive before they took the lead when Raynes headed home Cooper's corner in the eighth minute of a tepid first half.
Lincoln went close to an equaliser after the the restart but were denied by a goal-line clearance from Crewe midfielder Brad Walker as they began to build momentum.
The visitors eventually equalised four minutes after the interval when Elliott Whitehouse and Sean Long combined to set up Anderson, who tucked home a low shot.
Anderson grabbed his second to put Lincoln ahead when he tapped in Sean Raggett's header, which was only half-cleared by Perry Ng in the 67th minute.
The Imps increased their advantage when Raynes turned Long's cross into his own net three minutes later before Whitehouse tucked in the fourth deep into stoppage time to consign Crewe to their third successive league defeat.