Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley received a massive kiss from one fan and a crown from another after winning promotion
Automatic promotion to the Football League, sealed with a kiss.
If you wanted to know what promotion back to the Football League looks like, look no further than this clip from immediately after Lincoln City beat Macclesfield 2-1 to seal the National League title.
That’s automatic promotion, sealed with a kiss.
The Imps needed three points to secure promotion back to League Two, and managed it after having gone 1-0 down, with two goals from Terry Hawkridge completing the comeback.
City have enjoyed a stellar season, becoming the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by Premier League side Arsenal.
Since then they have played 12 games in six weeks – a 1-1 draw against Sutton United looked to have halted the Imps’ momentum in March, but the midlands side went on to win seven in a row, winning the league with two games to spare.
Only one team wins automatic promotion in the National League, with four others going through to a play-off.
That’s something Lincoln won’t have to deal with this year.