2015–16 Lincoln City F.C. season

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Lincoln City
2015–16 season
Chairman Bob Dorrian
Manager Chris Moyses
Stadium Sincil Bank
FA Cup First round
lost to Whitehawk
FA Trophy First round
lost to Bradford Park Avenue

The 2015–16 season is Lincoln City's 132nd season of existence and their fifth consecutive season in the Conference.[1] Along with competing in the National League, the club will also participate in the FA Cup and FA Trophy. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Transfers

Transfers in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 RB Wales Lee Beevers Mansfield Town Free transfer [2]
1 July 2015 CB England Chris Bush Welling United Free transfer [3]
1 July 2015 CF England Liam Hearn Mansfield Town Free transfer [4]
1 July 2015 CF England Jack Muldoon Rochdale Free transfer [5]
1 July 2015 CF England Matt Rhead Mansfield Town Undisclosed [6]
1 July 2015 AM England Matt Sparrow Scunthorpe United Free transfer [7]
1 July 2015 DM England Craig Stanley Eastleigh Free transfer [8]
1 July 2015 CM Northern Ireland Greg Tempest Notts County Free transfer [9]
1 July 2015 CB England Luke Waterfall Wrexham Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 RB England Bradley Wood Alfreton Town Free transfer [11]
15 July 2015 CB England Callum Howe Scunthorpe United Free transfer [12]
12 December 2015 FW England Craig Reid Unattached Free [13]

Loans in

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
1 September 2015 RM England Terry Hawkridge Scunthorpe United 4 January 2016 [14]
30 October 2015 FW England Kyle Wootton Scunthorpe United 30 November 2015 [15]
26 November 2016 FW England Nathan Blissett Bristol Rovers 4 January 2016 [16]
2 January 2016 LM England Patrick Brough Carlisle United 30 January 2016 [17]
8 January 2016 FW Northern Ireland Robbie McDaid Leeds United End of the season [18]
29 January 2016 MF England James Caton Shrewsbury Town End of the season [19]
1 February 2016 AM England George Maris Barnsley End of the season [20]

Transfers out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 CM Algeria Hamza Bencherif Halifax Town Free transfer [21]
1 July 2015 CF England Jordan Burrow Halifax Town [lower-alpha 1] Free transfer [23]
1 July 2015 RB England Jake Caprice Woking [lower-alpha 2] Free transfer [25]
1 July 2015 DM England Todd Jordan Free Agent Released [25]
1 July 2015 CM Guinea-Bissau Arnaud Mendy Free Agent Released [25]
1 July 2015 CM England Tom Miller Carlisle United Free transfer [26]
1 July 2015 LB England Sean Newton Wrexham [lower-alpha 3] Free transfer [25]
1 July 2015 GK England David Preece Retired N/A [25]
1 July 2015 CF England Delano Sam-Yorke Forest Green Rovers [lower-alpha 4] Free transfer [25]
1 July 2015 CF England Ben Tomlinson Barnet [lower-alpha 5] Free transfer [25]
1 July 2015 CF England Tyrell Waite Skellefteå Free transfer [30]
4 January 2016 FW England Craig Reid Free Agent Released [31]
11 January 2016 MF England Jon Nolan Free Agent Released [32]
  1. Following Burrow's release on 24 June 2015, he later signed for Halifax Town on 25 June 2015.[22]
  2. Following Caprice's release on 6 May 2015, he later signed for Woking on 23 June 2015.[24]
  3. Following Newton's release on 6 May 2015, he later signed for Wrexham on 14 May 2015.[27]
  4. Following Sam-Yorke's release on 6 May 2015, he later signed for Forest Green Rovers on 15 May 2015.[28]
  5. Following Tomlinson's release on 6 May 2015, he later signed for Barnet on 27 May 2015.[29]

Loans out

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
10 July 2015 LB France Tony Diagne Macclesfield Town 2 January 2016 [33]

Competitions

Pre-season friendlies

On 21 May 2015, Lincoln City announced Leicester City will visit for a pre-season friendly.[34] A day later, Lincoln City announced a XI side will face Liverpool U18's.[35] On 8 June 2015, a friendly against a Norwich City XI side was announced.[36] Following the cancellation of the originally scheduled Stamford pre-season fixture, the Imps confirmed a friendly against Grantham Town.[37]

National League

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
11 Barrow 46 17 14 15 64 71 −7 65
12 Woking 46 17 10 19 71 68 +3 61
13 Lincoln City 46 16 13 17 69 68 +1 61
14 Bromley 46 17 9 20 67 72 −5 60
15 Aldershot Town 46 16 8 22 54 72 −18 56
Updated to match(es) played on 30 April 2016. Source:
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Matches

On 3 July 2015, the fixtures for the forthcoming National League season were announced. Lincoln City started at home against Cheltenham Town.[38]

August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March

April

FA Cup

Qualifying

FA Cup proper

FA Trophy

Lincolnshire Senior Cup

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