City turned on the style to record back-to-back wins in Sky Bet League One with a dramatic victory at Bristol Rovers.
The Imps continued their positive form from Tuesday night by securing all three points, with Jack Diamond's first senior hat-trick setting the stage for the victory.
Ben House also got two goals, with Matty Virtue also on the scoresheet.
Bristol Rovers: James Belshaw, Lewis Gordon, Sam Finley ©, Aaron Collins, Ryan Loft (Sylvester Jasper 77’), Harry Anderson (John Marquis 62’), Trevor Clarke (Paul Coutts 62’), Antony Evans, Luke McCormick (Harvey Saunders 62’), Glenn Whelan, Luca Hoole. Subs (not used): Anssi Jaakkola, Alfie Kilgour, Zain Westbrooke.
Goals: Collins (18’ 65’), Loft (60’).
Imps: Carl Rushworth, Regan Poole ©, Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Adam Jackson 74’), Jordan Garrick (Charles Vernam 46’), Paudie O’Connor, Ben House (Tom Hopper 80’), Lasse Sorensen, TJ Eyoma, Sean Roughan, Matty Virtue, Jack Diamond (Jamie Robson 88’). Subs (not used): Jordan Wright, Max Sanders, Jacob Davenport.
Goals: House (7’, 61’) Diamond (15’ pen, 45+1’, 56’), Virtue (51’).
Referee: Tom Nield.