ACCRINGTON Stanley’s Wembley dreams are over as they suffered a 4-0 defeat at League One leaders Lincoln City in the Papa John’s Trophy.

John Coleman made 10 changes from Friday’s win over Charlton but they were unable to make an impression in the last 16 clash with the Imps on top from the off.

Lincoln started strongly and Reds’ keeper Toby Savin denied Anthony Scully and Brennan Johnson before danger man Zack Elbouzedi crashed a shot against the bar.

And it was Elbouzedi who opened the scoring in the 31st minute when the Republic of Ireland Under 21 international fired beyond Savin in the Reds goal. Savin was in action again soon after to deny Johnson but as the home side continued to press, Stanley had a great chance to equalise in first half injury time when Gary Roberts, on his second Stanley debut, found Zehn Mohammed in the area and his strike was just inches wide of the post.

Lincoln made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute when Liam Bridcutt crossed for on loan Leeds United defender Robbie Gotts to head home.

Matt Butcher, Joe Pritchard, Dion Charles and Colby Bishop all came on before the hour mark but the Imps continued to create chances and it was 3-0 in the 62nd minute when Elbouzedi crossed for Johnson to stroke the ball home.

And the Imps wrapped up a convincing win when Jorge Grant grabbed a fourth goal in stoppage time.