Division Three Round-Up
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Something had to give at The Kingston Communications Stadium as both teams came into the game on the back of lengthy unbeaten runs, but The Red Imps' came to a shuddering halt at Hull.
Goals by Andy Holt, Danny Allsopp and Stuart Green handed The Tigers a comfortable home win.
Holt opened the scoring on the stroke of half time, firing in with his left foot from just inside the box.
Allsopp doubled the advantage just after the break and hard though Lincoln tried they could not find a way back, with Green capping the victory with a neat finish 10 minutes from time.
Second placed Oxford lost ground on Hull after being held to a 0-0 draw by Bristol Rovers, while the game at Glanford Park between Scunthorpe and York ended in a similar result.
Mansfield kept up the pace in their push for promotion with a 4-0 win over Cheltenham.
A pair of Liam Lawrence penalties and a brace from Colin Larkin ended Cheltenham's challenge.
Neil Redfearn, Lee Thompson and a brace from Peter Duffield handed Boston a comfortable win over Torquay.
Yeovil continue to look genuine promotion contenders and they ran out 4-1 winners at Cambridge.
Jake Edwards netted twice, with Kevin Gall and Darren Way also finding the target as Cambridge were humbled at home. Dave Kitson had The U's level at the break, but they had no answer to Yeovil's second half onslaught.
Swansea got back on the promotion trail, with Mark Wilson's effort on 16 minutes handing the Welsh side a 1-0 win at Rochdale.
Things go from bad to worse for Carlisle, who were beaten 2-1 at Huddersfield.
Andy Booth and Jonathan Stead did the damage for the home side, although Darren Kelly ensured a tense final 15 minutes with a goal for The Cumbrians.
Bury came from behind to beat Darlington 3-1. Craig Liddle gave the home side an early lead, but The Shakers hit back through Gareth Seddon, Lee Connell and Harpal Singh to claim victory.
Doncaster got the better of Kidderminster, with goals from Greg Blundell and Chris Brown handing Rovers a 2-0 win at Aggborough.
Gary Alexander's last minute effort saved Leyton Orient from defeat after Josh Low thought he had snatched victory for Northampton. Alan McCormack was sent off late on.
Leon Constantine and Jay Smith helped Southend to a 2-1 win over Macclesfield, with Colin Little's effort a mere consolation.
Boston v Torquay
Cambridge v Yeovil
Darlington v Bury
Huddersfield v Carlisle
Hull v Lincoln
Kidderminster v Doncaster
Leyton Orient v Northampton
Macclesfield v Southend
Mansfield v Cheltenham
Oxford v Bristol Rovers
Rochdale v Swansea
Scunthorpe v York