These are the player ratings from Saturday's clash...

James Montgomery 7 Restored to the side after his horrific facial injury. Sharp reflexes throughout but distribution was off at times.

Paul Digby 7 Filled in for the injured Liam Shephard and didn’t disappoint with a few driving runs from the right-side of defence.

Joseph Mills 6 Not at his imperious best as league leaders Lincoln City penetrated the flanks with a series of crosses.

Nathan McGinley 5 Not reaching the levels that made him one of Rovers’ early standout performers. Hooked at the break.

Farrend Rawson 6 Found Akinde and Rhead difficult to deal with, but still managed to get in a few last-gasp blocks.

Gavin Gunning 6 Rovers’ best defender in recent games, but it was a testing afternoon for the Irishman.

Reece Brown 6 Gave Rovers the lead with a deflected free-kick, but failed to make his mark in the game.

George Williams 7 Got on the front foot from the get-go but will rue his one-on-one with Lincoln keeper Gilks.

Carl Winchester 7 All-action display and Rovers’ best midfielder on the day.

Shawn McCoulsky 6 Two hat-tricks in development games handed the former Bristol City striker a start. His early strike was well saved, but he was well-shackled all afternoon.

Christian Doidge 6 Worked hard but hardly had a sniff.


Lee Collins 6 His foul on Andrade in the second-half gave Akinde the chance to win it for the Imps from the penalty spot.

Junior Mondal 6 Replaced McCoulsky on 80 minutes – little chance to make an impression.

Dayle Grubb 5 Came on for the final three minutes and five minutes of added time. No chance to be Rovers' game-changer.