Lincoln City promoted to English Football League

The club are back in the Football League after a six year absence. They beat Macclesfield 2-1 to clinch the National League title and cap an historic season for the club.

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In Pictures: Lincoln City celebrate return to Football League

Lincoln City are celebrating after their 2-1 win against Macclesfield and promotion back to the Football League.

Celebrations on the pitch Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City players with the cup Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City players cheering with fans Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City's Terry Hawkridge celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Applause from Manager Danny Cowley after the game Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City's Elliott Whitehouse (right) and Macclesfield Town's Luke Summerfield battle for the ball Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City supporters invade the pitch after the match Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images

Lincoln City promoted to English Football League

Lincoln City's Danny (left) and Nicky Cowley gesture on the touchline against Macclesfield Town Credit: PA

Lincoln City have been promoted back into the English Football League after six-years of absence.

Bradley Wood and Terry Hawkridge both returned to the City starting line-up for the final home game of the season against Macclesfield Town at Sincil Bank.

Lincoln City will now play in League Two after Terry Hawkridge scored the winning goal in the 76th minute. Lincoln won 2-1 against the Silkmen.

The victory has secured them the 2016/17 Vanarama National League title.

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