City played their part in an entertaining match at Morecambe.
The Imps scored two good goals, the first coming when Lasse Sorensen struck his third of the month.
The second was a great counter-attack move led by Max Sanders and finished by Matty Virtue.
But ultimately the home side claimed all three points with two goals from Cole Stockton and one from Oumar Niasse as the Shrimps battled to keep their survival hopes alive.
Morecambe: Connor Ripley ©, Max Melbourne (Jake Taylor 45’), Liam Gibson, Farrend Rawson, Dan Crowley (Ash Hunter 66’), Cole Stockton, Arthur Gnahoua (Liam Shaw 89’), Jensen Weir (Ryan Delaney 90’), Jacob Bedeau, Ryan Cooney (Oumar Niasse 62’), Josh Austerfield, Subs not used: Adam Smith, Dynel Simeu
Goals: Stockton 50’ 86’, Niasse 66’
City: Carl Rushworth, Regan Poole ©, Harry Boyes (Dylan Duffy 89’), Mide Shodipo (Max Sanders 62’), Ethan Erhahon, Paudie O’Connor, Ben House, Danny Mandroiu (Luke Plange 90’), Lasse Sorensen, Sean Roughan, Matty Virtue (Jovon Makama 89’), Subs not used: Sam Long, TJ Eyoma, Oisin Gallagher
Goals: Sorensen 30’, Virtue 48’
Attendance: 5,769 (615 visitors)
Referee: Sam Allison