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Lincoln City fan from Australia given ticket for promotion-winning match

Jordan McClaren and his father Mick Image copyright Jordan McClaren
Image caption Jordan McClaren (right) set off from Perth, Australia, on Thursday night in order to get to the game

A Lincoln City fan who flew all the way from Australia without a ticket is celebrating after securing a last-minute pass to see his side clinch promotion.

Jordan McClaren, from Perth, was handed a ticket for the Imps' clash with Macclesfield Town by an anonymous fan.

Lincoln City won the game 2-1 to secure promotion to League Two.

Mr McClaren, 37, who was born in Lincoln, flew to the UK via Dubai and Rome to be at the match.

He said "I'm so happy to be here. I didn't have a ticket but when I arrived at the station a lovely lady handed me one of her friend's who couldn't make it. I am so thankful.

"I've followed Lincoln City all my life and I had to get over to sample the atmosphere.

"It's been a incredibly magical day that will stay with me forever. For the supporter to give up their ticket for me was just amazing, such a precious gift.

"I've got until Monday to celebrate and I plan to make the most of every hour."

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