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LINCON CITY (PART TWO)
In the first season following WW1, Lincoln finished second from bottom of League Two and they again lost their league place. The Following season, their trend towards ‘yo-yoing’ in and out of the league continued as they won the Midland Counties League and in 1921 they became founder members of the Football league Division Three (North). In their first season back in the league, they finished 14th.
For the next few years, the Imps made little impact in this new division, though they did finish 8th in 1925. However, in 1927/28, Lincoln finished as runners up to Bradford Park Avenue, but failed to win promotion as, in those days, only the Champions of the two regional third divisions were promoted to the Second Division of the Football League.
The next two seasons saw top six finishes for the Imps and they went even closer to promotion in 1931, finishing runners up again, this time to Chesterfield and missing out by just a point. Happily, the club didn’t have to wait long for promotion, winning the Division Three (North) title just a year later, on goal average from Gateshead.
In their first season back in Division Two, after a gap of 12 years, Lincoln struggled somewhat finishing just 18th and in 1933/34 they finished bottom and were relegated along with Millwall.
Lincoln finished 4th in Division Three (North) in both the next two seasons and in 1936/37, they were runners up for the third time, this time round to Stockport County. However, in the last season before the outbreak of World War II, the Imps had slumped and they finished just 17th.
In the next part of this article, we will look at how Lincoln fared after the end of WWII.