Lincolnshire Senior Cup

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Lincolnshire Senior Cup
Founded
1881
Current Holders
Cleethorpes Town
Country
Flag of England.svg England
County
Lincolnshire flag.svg Lincolnshire
Most Successful Clubs
Lincoln City, Grimsby Town
(38 Wins)

The Lincolnshire Senior County Cup is a football (soccer) competition for senior football clubs in Lincolnshire organised by the Lincolnshire FA.

Contents

The competition can be traced back to the formation of the Lincolnshire FA at a meeting held at the Queens Hotel in Lincoln on Saturday 17 September 1881 [1] and sixteen teams entered the inaugural Lincolnshire Cup competition with Spilsby the first winners in 1881—82. Spilsby would go on to win the first three competitions and consequently they were allowed to retain the initial trophy. [2]

When the competition first started it was treated as seriously as the FA Cup and the need for a Lincoln team to be successful in the competition following the initial victories by Spilsby, who defeated three Lincoln based teams – Lincoln Rovers, Lincoln Lindum and Lincoln Albion – in the 1883–84 competition, that led to the formation of Lincoln City on 26 June 1884. [3]

The elevation of Grimsby Town and Lincoln City to the Football League in 1892 and Gainsborough Trinity in 1896 saw the importance of the competition decline over time and the format has undergone a number of changes over time as has the type of trophies offered by the Lincolnshire FA. In this entry attention is focused upon the most senior trophy offered by the Lincolnshire FA which currently has the official title of "The Lincolnshire Football Association Ltd Senior County Cup Competition" [4] and is competed annually by the four senior clubs of the county: Boston United, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United. The current holders are Cleethorpes Town.

The first competition, 1881–1934

The final was not played in the 1887–88 season after finalists Grimsby Town resigned from the Lincolnshire FA. [5]

SeasonWinnerRunner-up
1881–82 Spilsby Brigg Town
1882–83 Spilsby Brigg Town
1883–84 Spilsby Grimsby Town
1884–85 [ permanent dead link ] Grantham Gainsborough Trinity
1885–86 Grimsby Town Lincoln Lindum
1886–87 Lincoln City Grimsby Town
1887–88Final not played
1888–89 Grimsby Town Grantham Rovers
1889–90 Gainsborough Trinity
1890–91 Lincoln City Gainsborough Trinity
1891–92 Lincoln City Gainsborough Trinity
1892–93 Gainsborough Trinity Lincoln City
1893–94 Lincoln City Gainsborough Trinity
1894–95 Gainsborough Trinity Lincoln City
1895–96Grimsby All SaintsLincoln City Swifts
1896–97 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1897–98 Gainsborough Trinity Adelaide (Lincoln)
1898–99 Grimsby Town Gainsborough Trinity
SeasonWinnerRunner-up
1899–1900 Grimsby Town Adelaide (Lincoln)
1900–01 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1901–02 Grimsby Town Gainsborough Trinity
1902–03 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1903–04 Gainsborough Trinity Lincoln City
1904–05 Gainsborough Trinity Grimsby Town
1905–06 Grimsby Town Gainsborough Trinity
1906–07 Gainsborough Trinity Grimsby Town
1907–08 Lincoln City Gainsborough Trinity
1908–09 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1909–10 Lincoln City Grimsby Town
1910–11 Gainsborough Trinity Grimsby Town
1911–12 Lincoln City Grimsby Town
1912–13 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1913–14 Lincoln City Gainsborough Trinity
1914–15 Lincoln City Grimsby Town
SeasonWinnerRunner-up
1919–20 Lincoln City Grimsby Town
1920–21 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1921–22 Lincoln City Boston
1922–23 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1923–24 Lincoln City Grimsby Town
1924–25 Grimsby Town Boston
1925–26Boston Lincoln City
1926–27 Lincoln City Boston
1927–28 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1928–29 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1929–30 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1930–31 Lincoln City Grimsby Town
1931–32 Lincoln City Grimsby Town
1932–33 Grimsby Town Lincoln City
1933–34 Lincoln City Grimsby Town

The second competition, 1934–1949

The increasing dominance of the county's two Football League sides Grimsby Town and Lincoln City saw the inauguration of the 'Lincolnshire Senior County Cup' which was played between the other Lincolnshire teams. The trophy was, by now, a minor consideration for the two clubs. For example, a crowd of just 2,334 gathered at Sincil Bank on 24 September 1934 to see Lincoln defeat Grimsby 5–0 compared to Lincoln's league average attendance of 5,227 for that season [6] The competition was not held in either of the 1938–39 or 1939–40 seasons as the two clubs met in matches for the Football League Jubilee Fund, Lincoln coming out victorious in the first and Grimsby in the second. The senior non-league sides continued to play for the 'Lincolnshire County Senior Cup' (LCS) and this continued to attract strong interest for these sides with, for comparison, the 1934–35 final replay between Boston United and Grantham attracting an attendance of 5,500. [7] The 'Lincolnshire County Junior Cup' continued for those clubs playing at a more junior non-league level.

SeasonWinnerRunner-upLCS Winner
1934–35 Lincoln City Grimsby Town Boston United [8]
1935–36 Grimsby Town Lincoln City Boston United [9]
1936–37 Grimsby Town Lincoln City Grantham [10]
1937–38 Grimsby Town Lincoln City Boston United [11]
1938–39No competition Scunthorpe and Lindsey United [12]
1939–40No competition Scunthorpe and Lindsey United
1945–46 Lincoln City Grimsby Town Boston United [13]
1946–47 Grimsby Town Lincoln City Gainsborough Trinity [14]
1947–48 Lincoln City Grimsby Town Gainsborough Trinity [15]
1948–49 Lincoln City Grimsby Town Gainsborough Trinity [16]

The 1937/38 final between Grimsby Town and Lincoln City was played at Grimsby on 21 September 1937 in Grimsby with Grimsby Town winning 4–1. The 1948/49 final between Lincoln City and Grimsby Town was played at Lincoln on 14 May 1949 at Lincoln, with Lincoln City winning 2–1 after extra time. [17]

The third competition, 1949–1956

The Lincolnshire Senior County Cup continued to be played as a straight final between the two Lincolnshire league teams, Grimsby Town and Lincoln City. Scunthorpe United's elevation to the Football League saw them eligible to participate in the competition from 1951 to 1952 onwards. One team received a bye to the final with the other two teams meeting in a semi-final. From season 1949–50 onwards the Lincolnshire County Senior Cup split into two sections 'A' and 'B' and was restricted to clubs nominated to compete. [18]

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal detailsSenior 'A' WinnersSenior 'B' Winners
1949–50 Grimsby Town Lincoln City 13 May 1950; Grimsby Town 2–1 Lincoln City Boston United Skegness Town
1950–51 Lincoln City Grimsby Town 19 May 1951; Lincoln City 3–0 Grimsby Town Gainsborough Trinity Spalding United
1951–52 Scunthorpe United Lincoln City 10 May 1952; Scunthorpe United 1–0 Lincoln City Gainsborough Trinity Stamford
1952–53 Grimsby Town Scunthorpe United 9 May 1953; Grimsby Town 1–0 Scunthorpe United Spalding United Skegness Town
1953–54 Scunthorpe United Grimsby Town 8 May 1954; Scunthorpe United 4–2 Grimsby Town Grantham Stamford
1954–55 Scunthorpe United Lincoln City 14 May 1955; Lincoln City 3–5 Scunthorpe United (aet) Boston United Brigg Town
1955–56 Lincoln City

Scunthorpe United

(Trophy shared)12 May 1956; Scunthorpe United 1–1 Lincoln City (aet) Boston United Skegness Town

In 1949–50, the final between Grimsby Town and Lincoln City was played at Grimsby on 13 May 1950, with Grimsby winning 2–1. [17]

In 1951–52, the semi-final was between Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town, played at Scunthorpe on 31 March 1952, with Scunthorpe winning 1–0, the goal scored by Whitfield. Lincoln City had a bye into the final. The final was played at Scunthorpe on 10 May 1952, with Scunthorpe winning 1–0, through an own goal by Emery. [17]

In 1952–53, the semi-final was between Lincoln City and Grimsby Town, played at Lincoln on 15 April 1953, with Grimsby Town winning 3–0 with goals by Lord and Maddison (2). Scunthorpe United had a bye into the final. The final was played at Grimsby on 9 May 1953, with Grimsby Town winning 1–0 with a goal by Hernon. [17]

Scunthorpe United beat Lincoln City in the 1953–54 semi-final, played at Lincoln. In the final, Scunthorpe United beat Grimsby Town 4–2. [19]

In 1954–55, the semi-final was between Grimsby Town and Lincoln City at Grimsby on 19 October 1954, with an attendance of 3,918. Lincoln City won 2–0 with goals by Gibson and Finch. Scunthorpe United had a bye to the final. The 1954–55 final was played at Lincoln on 14 May 1955 with an attendance of 4,130. Scunthorpe United won 5–3, after extra time, with Scunthorpe United goals by Gregory (3), Brown and Whitfield. The Lincoln scorers were Garvie(2) and Munro. [17] [20]

The 1955–56 final was played at Scunthorpe United's ground on 12 May 1956. Score was 1–1. [21]

Four team knock-out, 1956–1962

In 1956 the Lincolnshire Senior Cup competition was expanded to four clubs with the leading county non-league side, Boston United, invited to join the three league teams. In their first season in the competition they would defeat Grimsby Town in the semi-final before going on to lift the trophy with victory over Scunthorpe United in the final. Boston's demotion from the Southern Football League at the end of the 1960–61 season saw them replaced by Gainsborough Trinity for the 1961–62 competition.

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal detailsSenior 'A' WinnersSenior 'B' Winners
1956–57 Boston United Scunthorpe United 11 May 1957; Scunthorpe United 1–3 Boston United Skegness Town Brigg Town
1957–58 Scunthorpe United Grimsby Town 5 May 1958; Grimsby Town 2–3 Scunthorpe United Gainsborough Trinity Holbeach United
1958–59 Scunthorpe United Lincoln City 8 December 1958; Lincoln City 1–2 Scunthorpe United Gainsborough Trinity Barton Town
1959–60 Boston United Lincoln City 24 November 1959; Boston United 2–1 Lincoln City Skegness Town Grimsby Borough Police
1960–61 Scunthorpe United Grimsby Town 6 March 1961; Grimsby Town 0–4 Scunthorpe United Grantham Bourne Town
1961–62 Lincoln City Scunthorpe United 19 March 1962; Scunthorpe United 0–2 Lincoln City Grantham Lincoln Ruston Bucyrus

In the 1956–57 season, Scunthorpe United beat Lincoln City at Scunthorpe on 1 October 1956 (or 15 October [17] )in the first semi-final with a goal by Jones, and Boston United beat Grimsby Town 2–0 in the second semi-final with goals by Bloomer (2), on 16 October 1956. The final was played at Scunthorpe United's ground on 11 May 1957(or 10 May [17] ), with Boston United beating Scunthorpe United 3–1. Sharpe scored for Scunthorpe United, and the Boston goals were from Clarke, Dunn and Bushby (o.g.). [17] [22]

The next season, 1957–58, saw Grimsby Town beat Boston United 3–0 in the first semi-final on 8 October 1957, [22] and Scunthorpe United beat Lincoln City in the other semi-final on 7 November 1957. [23] In the final, Scunthorpe United beat Grimsby Town 3–2 on 5 May 1958. [19]

In 1958–59, Lincoln City beat Boston United in the first semi-final on 29 September 1958 [22] and Scunthorpe United beat Grimsby Town in the other semi-final on 9 October 1958. [19] Scunthorpe United went on to beat Lincoln City in the final on 17 November 1958. [24]

In 1959–60, Lincoln City beat Scunthorpe United in one semi-final and Boston United beat Grimsby Town 2–1 in the other semi-final played on 27 October 1959. [22] Boston United went on to win the final, beating Lincoln City 2–1 on 24 November 1959. [22]

Grimsby Town beat Lincoln City in one of the 1960–61 semi-finals and Scunthorpe United beat Boston United 3–1 in the other semi-final on 3 October 1960. In the final, Scunthorpe United beat Grimsby Town 4–0 on 6 March 1961. [25]

Gainsborough Trinity's first appearance in the cup was a loss in the semi-final to Lincoln City in 1961–62. In the other semi-final, Scunthorpe United beat Grimsby Town on 17 October 1961. Lincoln City won the final, beating Scunthorpe United 2–0 on 19 March 1962. [26]

The doldrum years, 1962–1968

This period was marked by a lack of interest in the trophy. The main competition was not held in either the 1962–63 season or the 1964–65 season. In two seasons of this period, the trophy was shared after the final failed to reach a conclusion. The Senior 'A' Cup was only played for once in this timeframe, Gainsborough Trinity defeating Boston United 2–1 in a replay on 15 April 1964.

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal detailsSenior 'A' WinnersSenior 'B' Winners
1962–63No competitionNo competitionGrimsby Borough Police
1963–64 Lincoln City

Scunthorpe United

(Shared)30 April 1964 Lincoln City 1–1 Scunthorpe United (aet) Gainsborough Trinity Lincoln United
1964–65No competitionNo competition Barton Town
1965–66 Lincoln City

Scunthorpe United

(Shared)24 May 1966; Scunthorpe United 2–2 Lincoln CityNo competition Boston FC
1966–67 Lincoln City Scunthorpe United 14 February 1967; Lincoln City 3–0 Scunthorpe UnitedNo competition Brigg Town
1967–68 Grimsby Town Lincoln City 26 March 1968; Lincoln City 2–3 Grimsby TownNo competition Appleby Frodingham

In 1963–64, Scunthorpe United beat Grimsby Town in the first semi-final on 28 April 1964. In the final, held at Lincoln on 30 April 1964, the teams drew. [27]

In 1965–66, Lincoln City reached the final after a 1–1 draw with Grimsby Town, at Lincoln, on 29 March 1966. Scunthorpe United received a bye to reach the final. [28] The final, played at Scunthorpe on 24 May 1966 was a draw. [29]

In 1966–67, Scunthorpe United beat Grimsby Town 3–2 at Grimsby on 7 November 1966 in the first semi-final. [30] In the final, played week commencing 11 February 1967 at Lincoln, Lincoln City beat Scunthorpe United. [31]

In 1967–68, Lincoln City played Scunthorpe United in the first semi-final on 14 February 1968. [32] Grimsby Town went on to win the cup.

Six team knock-out, 1968–1976

The Northern Premier League was founded in 1968 with Boston United and Gainsborough Trinity as founder members. At the same time they, along with Grantham, joined the three existing league clubs to form a six team knock-out competition played from the Quarter Final stage with two teams receiving a bye into the Semi Finals. The second tier of non-league sides competed for the Lincolnshire Senior 'A' Cup with the minor, mainly Lincolnshire league sides competing for the Lincolnshire Senior 'B' Cup.

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal detailsSenior 'A' WinnersSenior 'B' Winners
1968–69 Lincoln City Scunthorpe United 3 May 1969; Lincoln City 4–1 Scunthorpe United (aet) Skegness Town Brigg Town
1969–70 Lincoln City Boston United 4 May 1970; Boston United 2–3 Lincoln City Skegness Town Winterton Rangers
1970–71 Gainsborough Trinity Grimsby Town 11 May 1971; Gainsborough Trinity 1–0 Grimsby Town Skegness Town Lincoln United
1971–72 Grantham Town Scunthorpe United 11 May 1972; Scunthorpe United 0–2 Grantham Town Bourne Town Louth United
1972–73 Grimsby Town Boston United 1 May 1973; Grimsby Town 2–1 Boston United Lincoln United Grimsby Amateurs
1973–74Competition not completed Boston FC Immingham Town
1974–75 Lincoln City Grimsby Town 29 April 1975; Lincoln City 2–0 Grimsby Town Skegness Town Lincoln Claytons
1975–76 Grimsby Town Gainsborough Trinity 12 August 1975; Gainsborough Trinity 0–1 Grimsby Town Brigg Town Ross Sports

In 1968–69, Grantham Town and Scunthorpe United drew the first quarter-final at Grantham in October 1968. The replay was held in Scunthorpe on 10 May 1969, with Scunthorpe winning. [33] The second quarter-final between Lincoln City and Grimsby Town needed three attempts to obtain a result, with Lincoln finally winning. [34] The first semi-final was between Boston United and Scunthorpe United at Boston on 24 April 1969, ending in a 1–1 draw. Boston United then withdrew as they were not prepared to visit Scunthorpe after 2 May 1969, and as Scunthorpe had two Fourth Division games already arranged for the week prior, this could not be agreed. [35] In the second semi-final, Lincoln City beat Gainsborough Trinity on 28 April 1969. [36] In the final, Lincoln City beat Scunthorpe United on 3 May 1969 at Lincoln. [35]

In 1969–70, Lincoln City reached the final by beating Grantham 5–1 away and Gainsborough Trinity 3–0 at home after a 3–3 draw away. Boston United reached the final by beating Scunthorpe United 5–3 in the semi-final at Scunthorpe. Lincoln City went on to win the final, played on 4 May 1970 at Boston. [37]

League versus non-League groups, 1976–1983

For the competitions in the seasons between 1976–77 and 1982–83, the three league teams (Grimsby Town, Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United) were placed in one group with the three senior non-league teams (Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity and Grantham) in another. Each group member played the other members once with the two group winners meeting in the final.

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal details
1976–77 Boston United Lincoln City 22 September 1976; Boston United 3–1 Lincoln City
1977–78 Scunthorpe United Boston United 20 September 1977; Scunthorpe United 3–1 Boston United
1978–79 Boston United Lincoln City 4 October 1978; Boston United 2–0 Lincoln City
1979–80 Grimsby Town Gainsborough Trinity 16 October 1979; Grimsby Town 1–0 Gainsborough Trinity (aet)
1980–81 [ permanent dead link ] Lincoln City Grantham Town 14 October 1980; Lincoln City 3–0 Grantham Town
1981–82 Lincoln City Boston United 27 January 1982; Boston United 1–1 Lincoln City (aet)

Lincoln City won 3–1 in penalty shoot-out

1982–83 Grantham Town Scunthorpe United 26 October 1982; Scunthorpe United 0–1 Grantham Town

Mixed formats, 1983–1986

The 1983–84 competition was played as a straight knock-out between the six competing clubs, the league sides Grimsby Town, Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United and the three senior non-league sides Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity and Grantham. The 1984–85 and 1985–86 competitions reverted to a group format, with two randomly drawn groups of three with the winners progressing to the final.

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal details
1983–84 Grimsby Town Gainsborough Trinity 14 May 1984; Grimsby Town 2–2 Gainsborough Trinity

Grimsby won 5–3 in penalty shoot-out

1984–85 Lincoln City Gainsborough Trinity 9 October 1984; Gainsborough Trinity 0–1 Lincoln City
1985–86 Boston United Lincoln City 30 October 1985; Boston United 4–0 Lincoln City

Straight knock-out, 1986–1996

The competition was played as a straight knock-out. The three league sides Grimsby Town, Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United competed as did the three senior non-league sides Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity and Grantham Town (except 1992–93). Spalding United's seasons in the Southern Football League saw them compete in the competition from 1989 to 1991. The 1995–96 competition reverted to a group format, with two randomly chosen groups of three with the winners of each group progressing to the final.

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal details
1986–87 Grimsby Town Scunthorpe United 11 November 1986; Grimsby Town 2–1 Scunthorpe United
1987–88 Boston United Gainsborough Trinity 25 November 1987; Boston United 5–2 Gainsborough Trinity
1988–89 Boston United Gainsborough Trinity 8 November 1988; Gainsborough Trinity 1–2 Boston United
1989–90 Grimsby Town Spalding United 1 May 1990; Grimsby Town 2–0 Spalding United
1990–91 Lincoln City Grimsby Town 13 May 1991; Lincoln City 3–2 Grimsby Town
1991–92 Grimsby Town Boston United 16 October 1991; Boston United 1–6 Grimsby Town
1992–93 Grimsby Town Boston United 31 July 1993; Boston United 0–1 Grimsby Town
1993–94 Grimsby Town Boston United 23 November 1993; Grimsby Town 1–0 Boston United
1994–95 Grimsby Town Boston United 9 November 1994; Boston United 3–5 Grimsby Town
1995–96 Grimsby Town Boston United 6 December 1995; Boston United 1–4 Grimsby Town

Increasing numbers, 1996–2003

Lincoln United's rise up the non-league pyramid saw them enter the competition in 1996–97 (they won the Lincolnshire Senior 'A' Cup in 1995–96). Scunthorpe United ended Grimsby Town's five-year reign as champions, defeating them 5–4 on penalties in the 1996–97 final. Lincoln City did not enter the 1999–2000 competition. Stamford promotion to the Southern Football League Eastern Division saw them eligible for the competition and their victory in the 2000–01 competition meant they became the first club to lift four types of Lincolnshire Cup: the Junior Cup (in 1948–49), Senior 'B' Cup (1951–52, 1953–54) and Senior 'A' Cup (1978–79, 1982–83, 1997–98).

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal details
1996–97 Scunthorpe United Grimsby Town 10 December 1996; Scunthorpe United 3–3 Grimsby Town

Scunthorpe won 5–4 in penalty shoot-out

1997–98 Lincoln City Lincoln United 27 January 1998; Lincoln City 2–0 Lincoln United
1998–99 Scunthorpe United Stamford 17 November 1998; Scunthorpe United 2–0 Stamford
1999–2000 Grimsby Town Lincoln United 3 May 2000; Grimsby Town 3–3 Lincoln United

Grimsby won 4–2 in penalty shoot-out

2000–01 Stamford Boston United 31 January 2001; Boston United 1–2 Stamford [38]
2001–02 Scunthorpe United Grantham Town 1 August 2002; Grantham Town 0–3 Scunthorpe United [39] [40]
2002–03 Gainsborough Trinity Grantham Town 29 April 2003; Gainsborough Trinity 4–0 Grantham Town [41]

More changes, (2003–2012)

From 2003 to 2004 onwards, following Boston United's promotion to the Football league, the Lincolnshire Senior County Cup has been competed for by Boston United, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United and organised as a knock-out competition. Teams in levels 5–8 of the English football league system compete for the Lincolnshire Senior Shield while those in levels 9–11 compete in the Lincolnshire County Senior Trophy. As the draw for the 2007–08 Senior Cup was made before Boston United's double relegation they remained in this competition where they were knocked out by eventual winners Scunthorpe United. The 2008–09 competition was reduced to just the three Football League sides with Grimsby Town defeating Lincoln City in a semi-final tie before losing to Scunthorpe United in the final. The 2009–10 saw just three Football League sides again with Scunthorpe United defeating Grimsby Town in the semi-final 3–0 before defeating Lincoln City on penalties 4–2 after a 1–1 draw. In 2010–11, Grimsby beat Lincoln 4–2 at Blundell Park before losing at Scunthorpe 4–3 on penalties after a 1–1 draw.

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal detailsShield
2003–04 Scunthorpe United Grimsby Town 13 May 2004; Scunthorpe United 1–1 Grimsby Town [42] [43]

Scunthorpe won 8–7 in penalty shoot-out

Grantham Town
2004–05 Lincoln City Scunthorpe United 3 May 2005; Scunthorpe United 2–3 Lincoln City [44] [45] Grantham Town
2005–06 Boston United Scunthorpe United 10 April 2006; Boston United 2–1 Scunthorpe United [46] Lincoln United
2006–07 Lincoln City Scunthorpe United 1 August 2007; Lincoln City 1–0 Scunthorpe United [47] [48] Stamford
2007–08 Scunthorpe United Lincoln City 30 April 2008; Scunthorpe United 5–0 Lincoln City [49] [50] Gainsborough Trinity
2008–09 Scunthorpe United Grimsby Town 2 August 2008; Scunthorpe United 4–0 Grimsby Town [51] [52] Stamford
2009–10 Scunthorpe United Lincoln City 30 July 2009; Lincoln City 1–1 Scunthorpe United [53] [54]

Scunthorpe won 4–2 in penalty shoot-out

Boston United
2010–11 Scunthorpe United Grimsby Town 3 August 2010; Scunthorpe United 1–1 Grimsby Town [55] [56]

Scunthorpe won 4–3 in penalty shoot-out

Stamford
2011–12 Grimsby Town Lincoln City 2 August 2011; Lincoln City 3–4 Grimsby Town [57] [58] Grantham Town
2012–13 Grimsby Town Lincoln City 31 July 2012; Lincoln City 1–1 Grimsby Town [59]

Grimsby won 5–4 in penalty shoot-out

Boston United

Extended competition (2013–2015)

At the beginning of the 2013–14 campaign, the changed to being played by Lincolnshire's top five sides, Scunthorpe United, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Gainsborough Trinity and Boston United. Boston and Gainsborough would compete for a place in the semi-final while the other three sides would automatically be entered with the winner of that match. However the final despite always being a traditional pre-season event was now moved to October, with the semi-finals taking part in early August. The switch in date for the final meant that the sides began fielding a mixed team of youth and first team players as not to interrupt their domestic campaigns.

SeasonWinnerRunner-upFinal details
2013–14 Lincoln City Gainsborough Trinity 22 October 2013; Gainsborough Trinity 0–0 Lincoln City
Lincoln City win 4–2 in penalty shootout
2014–15 Grimsby Town Lincoln City 14 October 2014; Grimsby Town 2–1 Lincoln City

Further extended competition (2015–)

At a meeting of member clubs in April 2015, it was agreed that the format for the competition would be extended to enable ten of the county's most senior clubs to play in a revised structure. Football league sides Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United have since begun to field their youth teams in the tournament which has seen the Non-League teams begin to dominate the finals.

SeasonWinnersRunners UpScore
2015–16Gainsborough Trinity
2016–17Lincoln United
2017–18Gainsborough TrinityBoston United2–2 (pens)
2018–19Cleethorpes TownStamford3–3 (pens)
2019–20Cleethorpes TownBoston United1–0

Past winners

The table summarises the winners of the Lincolnshire Senior County Cup (1934–2010) and its previous names (1881–1934). For the clubs in this category, victories in the lower level competitions are also summarised.

ClubWinner
Boston (1)1925–26
Boston United (7+8)1956–57, 1959–60, 1976–77, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1988–89, 2005–06
Other wins – LCS: 1934–35, 1935–36, 1937–38, 1945–46. 'A': 1949–50, 1954–55, 1955–56 Shield: 2009–10
Gainsborough Trinity (10+11)1889–90, 1892–93, 1894–95, 1897–98, 1903–04, 1904–05, 1906–07, 1910–11, 1970–71, 2002–03, 2015–16, 2017–18
Other wins – LCS: 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49. 'A': 1950–51, 1951–52, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1963–64. Shield: 2007–08
Grantham (3+6)1884–85, 1971–72, 1982–83
Other wins – LCS: 1936–37. 'A': 1953–54, 1960–61, 1961–62. Shield: 2003–04, 2004–05
Grimsby All Saints (1)1895–96
Grimsby Town (38)1885–86, 1888–89, 1896–97, 1898–99, 1899–1900, 1900–01, 1901–02, 1902–03, 1905–06, 1908–09, 1912–13, 1920–21, 1922–23, 1924–25, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1932–33, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1946–47, 1949–50, 1952–53, 1967–68, 1972–73, 1975–76, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1999–2000, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
Lincoln City (38)1886–87, 1890–91, 1891–92, 1893–94, 1907–08, 1909–10, 1911–12, 1913–14, 1914–15, 1919–20, 1921–22, 1923–24, 1925–26, 1926–27, 1930–31, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1945–46, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1950–51, 1955–56 (Shared), 1961–62, 1963–64 (Shared), 1965–66 (Shared), 1966–67, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1974–75, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1990–91, 1997–98, 2004–05, 2006–07, 2013–14
Scunthorpe United (18+2)1951–52, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56 (Shared), 1957–58, 1958–59, 1960–61, 1963–64 (Shared), 1965–66 (Shared), 1977–78, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
Other wins – LCS: 1938–39, 1939–40
Spilsby Town F.C. (3)1881–82, 1882–83, 1883–84
Stamford (1)2000–01
Lincoln United (1)2016–17

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