Ten-man Accrington hold out for a point against Lincoln
Accrington chalked up their first draw of the season with a goalless encounter against Lincoln as the Reds held on with 10 men.
Sean McConville had only come on the pitch with 66 minutes gone but he was shown a red card five minutes later for a high tackle on Lewis Montsma.
Lincoln pressed and hit the woodwork twice in the latter stages but they could not capitalise on the man advantage.
It was a lively opening as, within two minutes, Lincoln keeper Alex Palmer produced a superb double save, keeping out Matt Butcher’s fierce strike and Joe Pritchard’s follow-up.
The Imps went straight down the other end and Mark Hughes cleared a Conor McGrandles shot off the line.
Pritchard fired a free-kick narrowly wide for Stanley and Palmer kept out a Dion Charles effort after the break.
McConville saw red and Lincoln tried to take advantage of their extra man.
Substitute Anthony Scully hit the post with a fierce strike while Jorge Grant’s ball in was flicked onto the woodwork in the dying minutes.