Lincoln City fan, 101, gets ‘magic’ ticket

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A 101-year-old Lincoln City fan has been given a ‘magic’ ticket to see the final game of the season.

Margaret Chapman didn’t think that she’d get back to Sincil Bank at her age, but the club is pulling out all the stops to make it happen.

Along with her husband, she has fond memories of following the team both home and away over the years.

Margaret was a regular in the Spion Kop on St Andrews Street and remembers Lincoln City being beaten by Leicester City 5-0 in 1966.

The opportunity will help Margaret to tick off one of her bucket list wishes, and it couldn’t come at a better time.

She will get to see history made once again when Lincoln City play Colchester United at home on Saturday, May 4.

It will be Lincoln City’s last game in League Two after they were crowned champions and promoted to League One.

Here is a full rundown of the route, timings and road closures for the Imps’ title-winning parade this weekend.

There will be 250 extra tickets going on sale at 7pm this evening after Colchester failed to fill their allocation.

Anyone attending the match is being asked to be in their seats by 2.45pm to pay respects to the 56 people who lost their lives in the Bradford fire disaster.

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