Football: DANNY JOY; HULL....................3 Holt 45, Allsop 52, Green 80 LINCOLN..............0 Allsopp Takes Tigers on a Run

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Byline: SCOTT KENNEDY

DANNY ALLSOPP'S virtuoso performance ensured Division Three leaders Hull emerged from an entertaining derby with their unbeaten record intact.

Allsopp set up goals for Andy Holt and Stuart Green either side of his own fine strike as Peter Taylor's men made it 14 League games without defeat.

Taylor said: "Lincoln were better than us in the first-half, but we scored a very important goal which helped us, and then I actually thought our second-half performance was outstanding. The spirit and togetherness in the second half was outstanding."

Lincoln manager Keith Alexander remained positive after the contest, saying: "I don't think anyone could have complained if we had scored a couple in the first-half, but you have to take your chances."

Taylor's injury-hit side received a pre-match boost when midfielder Jason Price shook off an ankle injury to play.

But Alexander was forced to hand an immediate debut to loan signing Matt Carbon, who had one day to train with his new team-mates.

The visitors were first to show in the opening minute when Damien Delaney felled Simon Yeo. Richard Liburd's free-kick found Paul Mayo, but the defender skewed his shot wide of keeper Paul Musselwhite's goal.

Lincoln keeper Alan Marriott was called into action for the first time by Justin Whittle's volley, before Whittle was immediately in the thick of things at the other end, blocking a shot from Richard Butcher. …