Tomlinson signs for the Imps

Striker Ben Tomlinson has been transferred from Alfreton Town to Conference Premier Division rivals Lincoln City for an undisclosed four-figure fee.

Tomlinson, 23, joined the Reds two days before the start of the 2012/13 season on a two-year deal from Macclesfield Town.

He made 46 appearances for Alfreton last season, 13 of which were from the bench. He netted 14 goals for the Reds in total, nine in the league.

What turned out to be his final goal for the Reds came in Friday’s 2-2 friendly draw at Matlock Town.