Lincoln City claimed a famous victory as Sunderland endured a humiliating afternoon at Sincil Bank. The Wearsiders fell to a 2-0 loss as the pressure on Jack Ross reached crisis levels.
The Black Cats began the day within striking distance of the top two, however courtesy of a disastourous afternoon they fell to a lowly 6th place. They began the game itself in a poor manner with the hosts making a much brighter start.
That start was rewarded after just 17 minutes as the Wearsiders conceded the first goal of the afternoon in chaotic fashion. Tyler Walker was the man to profit as he beat the slow to react Jon McClaughlin to a right wing cross to poke the ball home. To add insult to injury it went down as an own goal against the Scottish keeper.
Lincoln were boosted by this positive start as they dominated the rest of the first period creating plenty of chances to double their lead in the process. Although even with Walker, Andrade and Payne all going close they were unable to find a second. As for Sunderland it was a shocking first half display with Laurens De Bock’s excellently saved effort the only hint of an attacking threat they could muster.
They started the second period in exactly the same fashion and they were facing a two goal deficit less than ten minutes after the break when the hosts were awarded a spot kick. De Bock was the guilty party as he hauled down the impressive Walker, however the youngster was unable to take advantage as his effort struck the post.
However he wasn’t to be denied just five minutes later when he turned home Bruno Andrade’s inch perfect cross. This was to be the end of the goalscoring action as the Imps went on to record one of the most famous victories in their history.
As for Sunderland it was another desperately poor display and on this occassion a horrendous result to boot.