Pride of Lincoln: Imps’ parade celebrates title success

Football fans and locals turned out in their droves as Lincoln City FC celebrated winning the League Two title with a city-wide coach parade on Sunday.

As previously reported, Sincil Bank was wild with celebration after the Imps clinched the League Two title with a goalless draw against Tranmere on Easter Monday. The Imps secured promotion to the third tier of English football for the first time in 20 years.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln City suffered a surprise 3-0 defeat against Colchester at Sincil Bank on Saturday in what was their final league game of the League Two season. Despite the result, the Imps, who lifted the League Two trophy on Saturday, did the city and their fans proud this season.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Sunday’s parade started from South Park before making its way through the city on its three-mile route that has been greatly extended from the previous parade in 2017.

The celebration capped off a fine season, which was management duo Danny and Nicky Cowley’s third trophy in three seasons – 2016/17 National League title, 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy and the recently won 2018/19 League Two title.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Next season the Imps will be playing in League One as fans look forward to seeing where the next chapter of the Cowley journey takes the club.