Jack McGovern’s sixth-minute header sent Spalding United to a third successive defeat on Boxing Day.
The former Tulips midfielder got the only goal of a poor game as Lincoln United extended their unbeaten run in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South.
McGovern nodded in Rob Norris’ corner and that proved enough, although Spalding left-back Adam Jackson had three long-range efforts.
Jackson smashed a 30-yard drive off the bar while Michael Duggan kept out ex-Holbeach United forward Gary King’s second-half strike.
Meanwhile, Holbeach’s trip to Wisbech Town in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division was called off on Christmas Eve due to a waterlogged pitch.
There was derby delight for Bourne Town against Blackstones in Division One.
Zak Munton’s early header at Abbey Lawn earned maximum points for the Wakes.
RESULTS EVO-STIK NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE
First Division South: Basford 1 Carlton 2, Belper 0 Shaw Lane Aquaforce 2, Daventry 0 Rugby 4, Gresley v Coalville postponed, Lincoln 1 Spalding 0, Loughborough Dynamo 2 Goole 0, Market Drayton 0 Kidsgrove 3, Newcastle 2 Leek 1, Romulus 2 Tividale 0, Stafford 2 Chasetown 1, Stocksbridge Park Steels 0 Sheffield 1.
CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Premier Division: Eynesbury 6 Huntingdon 0, Harborough v Oadby postponed, Leicester Nirvana 1 Kirby Muxloe 0, Newport Pagnell 1 AFC Kempston 1, Rothwell Corinthians v Desborough postponed, Sileby v Northampton Spencer postponed, Sleaford 3 Boston 1, Wellingborough v Cogenhoe postponed, Wisbech v Holbeach postponed, Yaxley 2 Peterborough Northern Star 2.
Division One: Bourne 1 Blackstones 0, Irchester 2 Whitworth 2, Lutterworth v Long Buckby postponed, Oakham 0 Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 2, Olney 5 Buckingham 4, ON Chenecks 3 Burton Park Wanderers 2, Rushden & Higham 0 Raunds 0, Thrapston 1 Peterborough Sports 2, Woodford v Bugbrooke St Michaels postponed.