|Other names||Lincs Derby|
|Teams||Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity, Grimsby Town, Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United|
|First meeting||3 January 1884|
Grimsby Town vs. Lincoln City
11 December 1886
Lincoln City vs.
25 December 1951
Grimsby Town vs. Scunthorpe United
23 August 1950
Lincoln City v Scunthorpe United
27 December 1993
Boston United v Gainsborough Trinity
10 August 2004
Grimsby Town v Boston United
5 September 1896
Grimsby Town v Gainsborough Trinity
29 November 1930
Gainsborough Trinity v Scunthorpe United
22 November 1975
Lincoln City v Boston United
21 November 1953
Scunthorpe United v Boston United
|Latest meeting||23 January 2021 |
Scunthorpe United 3–0 Grimsby Town
|Most wins||Grimsby Town (85)|
|Largest victory||21 November 1953 |
Scunthorpe United 9–0 Boston United
The Lincolnshire Derby, also known as the Lincs Derby, is the footballing rivalry between the teams in the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire, England: Lincoln City, Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity, Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United.
Games between the clubs are known as a "Lincolnshire Derby", however games between former Humberside based sides Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United are usually counted as a Humber Derby.
The derby was contested on 3 January 1884 when Grimsby Town played Lincoln Cityat Clee Park in Grimsby. Grimsby won the game 1–0. Scunthorpe United's first game was a 1–0 away defeat to Gainsborough Trinity in 1930. Trinity debuted themselves in 1886 against Lincoln City in a 2–2 draw in the FA Cup. Boston United debuted in 1953 with a 9–0 defeat against Scunthorpe United, which is the record score from a Lincolnshire derby.
In recent years the derby has tended to be between Grimsby Town and Lincoln City, due to them both playing in Football League Two and the Conference National and Gainsborough Trinity versus Boston United in the Conference North. Grimsby and Lincoln have faced each other in tiers 2 to 5 of the English football league system, making this rivalry the most enduring.
Games between Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United are also called and noted as the Humber Derby, which is a separate local rivalry shared between themselves and Hull City from the north bank of the Humber Estuary. Other Lincolnshire clubs also have minor derbys which are contested between the likes of Grantham Town, Spalding United, Lincoln United, Sleaford Town, Holbeach United, Boston Town, Stamford, Grimsby Borough, Louth Town, Bourne Town, Lincoln Moorlands Railway, Skegness Town, Cleethorpes Town and Nettleham, but all clubs play in divisions lower than the 6th tier of English football. In addition the five original teams are the only teams from the county who have ever played in the Football League.
Games played in the pre-season tournament the Lincolnshire Senior Cup do not count as Lincs derby as games in the competition are not viewed as competitive fixtures.
The most recent derby took place on 1 January 2018 with Gainsborough Trinity holding Boston United to a 1–1 draw at The Northolme, Gainsborough.
Grimsby Town vs. Lincoln City
|Competition||Grimsby Town wins||Draws||Lincoln City wins|
|League & Cup||49||33||32|
Grimsby Town vs. Scunthorpe United
|Competition||Grimsby Town wins||Draws||Scunthorpe United wins|
|League & Cup||25||17||16|
Lincoln City vs. Scunthorpe United
|Competition||Lincoln City wins||Draws||Scunthorpe Utd wins|
|League & Cup||29||19||25|
Boston United vs. Gainsborough Trinity
|Competition||Boston United wins||Draws||Gainsborough Trinity wins|
|League & Cup||10||6||5|
Lincoln City vs. Gainsborough Trinity
|Competition||Lincoln City wins||Draws||Gainsborough Trinity wins|
|League & Cup||16||8||10|
Grimsby Town vs. Gainsborough Trinity
|Competition||Grimsby Town wins||Draws||Gainsborough Trinity wins|
|League & Cup||10||6||10|
Scunthorpe United vs. Gainsborough Trinity
|Competition||Scunthorpe United wins||Draws||Gainsborough Trinity wins|
|League & Cup||0||0||1|
Boston United vs. Lincoln City
|Competition||Boston United wins||Draws||Lincoln City wins|
|League & Cup||3||4||4|
Scunthorpe United vs. Boston United
|Competition||Scunthorpe United wins||Draws||Boston United wins|
|League & Cup||2||2||3|
Boston United vs. Grimsby Town
|Competition||Boston United wins||Draws||Grimsby Town wins|
|League & Cup||0||3||3|
Below is a list of all notable football clubs in the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire. The ladder is in order of what division clubs are in to what level. The current tier indicates what level the club compete at in the English football league system, the Highest tier box represents the highest tier that club has played their football at. The list also includes defunct clubs.
|Position||Club||Current Tier||Highest Tier||Current League Name||District|
|1||Grimsby Town||4||1||Football League Two||North East Lincolnshire|
|2||Scunthorpe United||4||2||Football League Two||North Lincolnshire|
|3||Lincoln City||3||2||Football League One||Lincoln|
|4||Gainsborough Trinity||6||2||Northern Premier League Premier Division||West Lindsey|
|5||Boston United||7||4||National League North||Boston|
|6||Grantham Town||7||6||Northern Premier League Premier Division||South Kesteven|
|7||Lincoln United||8||7||Northern Premier League Division One East||Lincoln|
|8||Stamford||8||7||Northern Premier League Division One East||South Kesteven|
|9||Spalding United||8||7||Northern Premier League Division One East||South Holland|
|10||Boston Town||9||9||United Counties League Premier Division||Boston|
|11||Deeping Rangers||9||9||United Counties League Premier Division||South Kesteven|
|12||Blackstones||9||9||United Counties League Division One||South Kesteven|
|13||Lincoln Moorlands Railway||9||9||Northern Counties East League Premier Division||Lincoln|
|14||Sleaford Town||9||9||United Counties League Premier Division||North Kesteven|
|15||Winterton Rangers||9||9||Northern Counties East League Premier Division||North Lincolnshire|
|16||Barton Town Old Boys||9||9||Northern Counties East League Premier Division||North Lincolnshire|
|17||Holbeach United||9||9||United Counties League Premier Division||South Holland|
|18||Louth Town||10||10||Northern Counties East League Division One||East Lindsey|
|19||Grimsby Borough||10||10||Northern Counties East League Division One||North East Lincolnshire|
|20||Bourne Town||10||8||United Counties League Division One||South Kesteven|
|21||Appleby Frodingham||10||10||Northern Counties East League Division One||North Lincolnshire|
|22||Harrowby United||10||10||United Counties League Division One||South Kesteven|
|23||Bottesford Town||10||10||Northern Counties East League Division One||North Lincolnshire|
|24||Cleethorpes Town||10||10||Northern Counties East League Premier Division||North East Lincolnshire|
|25||Brigg Town||12||7||Lincolnshire League||North Lincolnshire|
|26||Long Sutton Athletic||12||10||Peterborough & District Football League Division One||South Holland|
|27||Nettleham||12||10||Lincolnshire League||West Lindsey|
|28||Skegness Town||12||10||Lincolnshire League||East Lindsey|
|29||Louth United||–||10||club is now defunct||East Lindsey|
|Season||Competition||Venue||Game||Date||Home Scorers||Away Scorers|
|2018–19||Football League Two||Sincil Bank||Lincoln City 1–0 Grimsby Town||19 January 2019||Toffolo|
|2018–19||Football League Two||Blundell Park||Grimsby Town 1–1 Lincoln City||18 August 2018||Woolford||Akinde|
|2017–18||Football League Two||Sincil Bank||Lincoln City 3–1 Grimsby Town||17 March 2018||Frecklington, Green, Wharton||Davies|
|2017–18||Conference North||The Northolme||Gainsborough Trinity 1–1 Boston United||1 January 2018||Worsfold||Thompson|
|2017–18||Conference North||York Street||Boston United 2–0 Gainsborough Trinity||26 December 2017||Rollins, Abbott|
|2017–18||Football League Trophy||Glanford Park||Scunthorpe United 2–1 Grimsby Town||3 October 2017||Hopper (2)||Jaiyesimi|
|2017–18||Football League Two||Blundell Park||Grimsby Town 0–0 Lincoln City||30 September 2017|
|2016–17||Conference North||The Northolme||Gainsborough Trinity 1–2 Boston United||1 January 2017||Reid||Rollins, Robinson|
|2016–17||Conference North||York Street||Boston United 1–1 Gainsborough Trinity||26 December 2016||Robinson||Evans|
|2015–16||Conference National||Blundell Park||Grimsby Town 2–0 Lincoln City||28 December 2015||Amond, Arnold|
|2015–16||Conference North||York Street||Boston United 1–0 Gainsborough Trinity||28 December 2015||Mills|
|2015–16||Conference National||Sincil Bank||Lincoln City 1–1 Grimsby Town||29 August 2015||Rhead||Bogle|
|2015–16||Conference North||The Northolme||Gainsborough Trinity 1–0 Boston United||29 August 2015||Bignall|
|2014–15||Conference North||York Street||Boston United 2–1 Gainsborough Trinity||21 March 2015||Jones, Southwell||Davis|
|2014–15||Conference National||Blundell Park||Grimsby Town 1–3 Lincoln City||28 December 2014||Disley||Adams, Power, Marshall|
|2014–15||Conference North||The Northolme||Gainsborough Trinity 1–1 Boston United||18 November 2014||Picton||Garner|
|2014–15||Conference National||Sincil Bank||Lincoln City 3–2 Grimsby Town||9 September 2014||Burrow, Newton, Bencherif||Disley, Pittman|
|2013–14||Conference North||York Street||Boston United 6–0 Gainsborough Trinity||1 February 2014||Newsham (3), Miller, Semple, Garner|
|2013–14||Conference National||Blundell Park||Grimsby Town 1–1 Lincoln City||1 January 2014||Thomas (OG)||Disley|
|2013–14||Conference National||Sincil Bank||Lincoln City 0–2 Grimsby Town||26 December 2013||Hannah, Disley|
The following lists include players who have made appearances for both Lincolnshire sides. If a player has been signed for both clubs but failed to play for both as in the case of Joby Gowshallor Andy Smith for Lincoln City and Grimsby Town then they are not included. If a player has played for one, but failed to make an appearance for the other, then he is included. Players do not necessarily have to have played in a Lincolnshire derby to be included in this section.
|Player||Grimsby Town career||Lincoln City career|
|Player||Grimsby Town career||Scunthorpe United career|
Boston United Football Club is an association football club based in Boston, Lincolnshire, England. The club participates in the National League North, the sixth tier of the English football league system. The club is known as 'the Pilgrims' in reference to the Pilgrim Fathers, who left England and sailed to North America and founded Boston, Massachusetts. The club's crest features the pilgrim fathers' ship, the Mayflower. The club's traditional colours are amber and black. They compete in Lincolnshire derby matches with Lincoln City, Scunthorpe United, Gainsborough Trinity and Grimsby Town. They have played home games at York Street since the club's inception.
Lincoln City Football Club is a professional association football club based in the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. The team compete in League One, the third tier of the English football league system. Nicknamed the "Imps" after the legend of the Lincoln Imp, they have played at 10,120-capacity Sincil Bank since their move from John O'Gaunts in 1895. Traditionally they play in red and white striped shirts with black shorts and red and white socks. They hold rivalries with other Lincolnshire clubs, particularly Football League sides Scunthorpe United and Grimsby Town.
Scunthorpe United Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. The team competes in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system. The team is nicknamed "The Iron", and has played in a home strip of claret and blue for most of the club's history. They play their home games at Glanford Park, having moved from their original stadium, the Old Show Ground, in 1988. They contest Humber derby games with local rivals Grimsby Town and Hull City, as well as Lincolnshire derby games with Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity and Lincoln City.
Gainsborough Trinity Football Club is a football club based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England. Established in 1873, the club became members of the Football League in 1893 and remained members of the Second Division until 1912, making Gainsborough one of the smallest towns in England to have had a Football League team. They are currently members of the Northern Premier League Premier Division, the seventh tier of English football, and play at the Northolme.
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