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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 May, 2003, 20:32 GMT 21:32 UK
Lincoln see off Scunthorpe
Lincoln City's Paul Mayo battles with Scunthorpe's Andy Dawson
Lincoln will face Bournemouth at Cardiff
Scunthorpe 0-1 Lincoln
(Lincoln win 6-3 on aggregate)

Simon Yeo played the super-sub role to perfection as Lincoln secured a place in the Third Division play-off final with a 1-0 win against Scunthorpe at Glanford Park.

Yeo came off the bench to score twice in Saturday's first leg at Sincil Bank, and his entrance on Wednesday provided Lincoln with a three-goal cushion in the tie.

He slotted home his fourth goal in three games with just two minutes remaining to earn the Imps a date at the Millennium Stadium against Bournemouth.

Scunthorpe dominated the first half, notably when Paul Dalglish curled a free-kick inches past the post.

Matthew Sparrow also found himself one-on-one with Alan Marriott shortly after the restart but put his shot wide of the post, and that sparked a Lincoln comeback.

Tom Evans tipped a stinging drive from Stuart Bimson around the post just after the hour, and minutes later Richard Butcher latched onto a Bimson knock-down, only to flash his shot wide.

Brian Laws threw caution to the wind in the 65th minute, bringing off Sparrow and putting on Martin Carruthers as a third striker.

The move almost paid instant dividends as Carruthers was sent clear with only Marriott to beat, but a poor first touch allowed the keeper to smother.

Scunthorpe continued to push forward, and that left space at the back which Lincoln began to exploit.

Yeo grabbed the decisive goal in the 88th minute, racing clear to beat Evans with a cool finish.

He almost added a second moments later, but his volley from six yards grazed the post.

Scunthorpe: Evans, Stanton, Jackson, Strong, Dawson, Dalglish, Kilford, Calvo-Garcia, Sparrow, Torpey, Hayes. Subs: Carruthers, Graves, McCombe, Lee Ridley, Capp.

Lincoln City: Marriott, Weaver, Morgan, Futcher, Bailey, Smith, Butcher, Gain, Bimson, Cropper, Mayo. Subs: Bloomer, Yeo, Willis, Cornelly, Sedgemore.

Referee: S Bennett (Kent).

BBC Five Live's John Murray
"Scunthorpe gave their unlikely task maximum effort"

Lincoln City manager Keith Alexander
"Simon Yeo said he'd go on and score"



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