missed the chance to be crowned champions after their 19-game unbeaten run was halted by a 1-0 loss at CARLISLE
The Imps secured promotion last weekend and would have guaranteed top spot with victory at Brunton Park. But after having defender Jason Shackell sent off with half an hour played, a goal from Mike Jones inflicted a first defeat since Boxing Day on Danny Cowley's side and moved the hosts to within a point of the top seven.
4-0 win over MORECAMBE
saw them go second and retain a slim chance of catching the leaders. David Flitcroft's side are eight points behind Lincoln with three games left.
dropped out of the automatic promotion places following a 3-1 loss at NEWPORT
. A brace from Mickey Demetriou and a strike from Jamille Matt earned a surprise win.
capitalised on that result to move above Bury into third by increasing the relegation concerns of NOTTS COUNTY
with a 2-1 success at Meadow Lane.
County remain bottom, but defeats for fellow strugglers Macclesfield and
Yeovil leave Neal Ardley's men within touching distance of safety.
were beaten 2-0 at Crewe. Sol Campbell's MACCLESFIELD
stay two points ahead of their rivals following a 2-1 loss at NORTHAMPTON
Sixth-placed FOREST GREEN
secured an impressive 1-0 win over play-off rivals TRANMERE