Full-time report: Dartford 1 Lincoln City 2
Lincoln City continued their magnificent start to the season as they sealed a 2-1 win at Dartford.
The Imps took the lead in the 19th minute when Tomlinson reacted quickest to turn in from close range after Luke Foster had hit the post.
Andrew Boyce then made it 2-0 when he beat Alan Julian at the second attempt after the goalkeeper had kept out his header.
Lincoln started very brightly and could have taken the lead after just five minutes but Julian did brilliantly to beat out Danny Rowe's venomous low drive.
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Dartford's response was swift with Elliot Bradbrook firing over from distance and a corner comfortably cleared by the towering Andrew Boyce.
Gary Simpson's brief was to get his full-backs as forward as much as possible in order to supply the front two of Waide Fairhurst and Ben Tomlinson.
Both Sean Newton and Tom Miller were instantly deployed beyond the halfway line everytime Lincoln built from the back.
But the visitors were given a warning in the 16th minute when Danny Harris's shot was superbly saved Paul Farman.
City's riposte was decisive as in the 19th minute they took the lead.
After the Dartford defence failed to deal with a corner, Luke Foster's shot cracked the upright and Ben Tomlinson was on hand to turn in the rebound.
It was the striker's third goal in two games which certainly drew the sting from Dartford's bid to launch some sustained pressure.
Lincoln were always a threat from set-pieces and in the 33rd minute they were in dreamland when Andrew Boyce tapped in at the second attempt after his original header was saved by Julian.
The visitors were looking extremely comfortable at the back, but Tyrone Sterling raised anxiety levels when he steered a header wide of the far post.
But City comfortably reached the half-time whistle without further problems.
As you would expect, Lincoln made no changes at the break. Immediately they set about the task of adding a third goal bearing in mind that Dartford would want a decent beginning to the second half.
Manager Tony Burman didn't take too long to make a change either as he withdrew James Rogers for Ryan Hayes in the 51st minute.
Eight minutes the later, the substitution had a dramatic impact as Hayes found space on the right to deliver an inch-perfect cross for Elliot Bradbrook to head beyond Farman.
Simpson ordered Sheridan to get stripped as he made his first change in the 62nd minute sending on the winger for Fairhurst.
His introduction brought a formation change with it as Simpson reverted back to 4-2-3-1.
It didn't take long for Sheridan to make an impact either as he burst into the area before teeing up the waiting Mo Fofana.
The midfielder opted to strike the ball first time, but watched in horror as it skidded wide of the far post when he should have scored.
Lincoln were hoping they would not rue that miss and it took a super save from Farman to keep them ahead when made a super stop from Sterling with 15 minutes to go.
At the other end, Tomlinson saw a free header loop over the bar as the game began to become stretched.
Dartford were doing their best to summon an equaliser and they came desperately close when Max Cornhill's strike hit the inside of the post.
The rebound flew at Sterling who did his best to head it back at goal, but directed it wide as City held on for all three points.