Lincoln United chairman Rob Bradley said it was an honour to have the Royal Air Force attend their final game of the season.

The Whites celebrated the centenary of the RAF in their season-ending bomber county derby against Spalding United, with members of the Force showing off the RAF baton.

But while the day didn’t all go to plan, the planned parachute display to deliver the match ball had to be abandoned due to the weather, Bradley said it was still a fantastic occasion.

He said: “We had an idea, with us playing Spalding, to have an RAF day with Lincolnshire being an RAF county. Sadly, the parachutists couldn’t descend because of the cloud cover.

“But I don’t think we’ve had too many people disappointed. People have enjoyed their day with the RAF 100 baton and the football match that was competitive with always something happening.”

The Whites won the game 1-0 to ensure they finished the campaign in eighth place.