Conner Robinson's last-gasp equaliser rescued a point for Lincoln at strugglers Ebbsfleet United.
Tom Phipp put the Fleet in front when his long-range pile-driver found the top corner of Paul Farman's goal.
Farman kept the Imps in the game saving from Lanre Azeez and Ashley Carew before Robinson's late strike from the edge of the area got Lincoln a point.
Ebbsfleet are now without a win in seven while Lincoln are still searching for their first victory in four.
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Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish told BBC Radio Kent:
"We lost a couple of points in the last minute, and that's disappointing.
"If you don't take those chances, something can come back and bite you on the backside.
"When chances come you've go to take them - Liam and Nathan had two clear chances and they haven't made contact - that can be the difference.
"We're hanging in there, we're really making a fight of it, we're part-time so we don't have the hours to go over everything every day in training."
Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:
"We had to be bold. It was a close game but my bench today was littered with strikers and I thought, 'why not' so we ended with four strikers on the pitch.
"I wanted to go for it and try to get back in the game and I don't think anyone can deny we deserved at least a point today.
"In the second half we had five good chances and we thought we should have been level earlier, but to get it late on showed perseverance and it's a credit to the players.
"We knew it would be an open game. Sometimes the best form of defence is attack and that's what we chose to do and I think we were well worthy of a point at least."
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Saturday, 5 January 2013
06 Lorraine yellow card
02 Stone yellow card
11 Phipp yellow card
23 Carew (Bellamy 88)
07 Marum yellow card
09 Elder yellow card
02 Robson yellow card
05 Boyce yellow card
06 Garner (Barraclough 46 yellow card)
12 Sheridan (Larkin 27)
16 Nicolau (Robinson 73)
19 Thomson yellow card
Ref: HorwoodAtt: 889
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:39 The referee blows for the end of the match.
90:00+4:10 Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Phipp, save by Paul Farman.
90:00+3:09 The assist for the goal came from Jamie Taylor.
90:00+3:09 GOAL - Conner Robinson:Ebbsfleet United 1 - 1 Lincoln City Goal scored by Conner Robinson from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-1
90:00+2:58 The ball is swung over by Jamie Taylor,
90:00+1:32 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alan Power, clearance made by Phil Walsh.
89:04 Unfair challenge on Neil Barrett by Bradley Barraclough results in a free kick. Preston Edwards takes the direct free kick.
87:30 Substitution Liam Bellamy on for Ashley Carew.
86:03 Direct free kick taken by Alan Power.
86:03 Booking Caution for Tom Phipp.
85:55 Tom Phipp challenges Tom Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick.
85:06 Ashley Carew decides to take the corner short.
84:20 Ashley Carew takes a shot. Paul Farman makes a save.
83:35 Bradley Barraclough fouled by Lanre Azeez, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Power takes the direct free kick.
82:12 Unfair challenge on Jamie Taylor by Paul Lorraine results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in
from Jamie Taylor, blocked by Tom Phipp.
81:43 Liam Enver-Marum produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand
80:38 Foul by Alan Power on Neil Barrett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Phil Walsh.
79:57 Jamie Taylor takes a shot. Save by Preston Edwards.
79:24 Ashley Carew challenges Conner Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Thomson.
79:02 Tom Phipp takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
77:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Taylor by Tom Phipp. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan Power from
right wing, Joe Howe makes a clearance.
75:25 The ball is swung over by Craig Stone.
74:02 Free kick crossed by Ashley Carew, clearance made by Andrew Boyce.
74:02 Booking Booking for Jake Thomson.
73:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Howe by Jake Thomson.
72:32 Substitution Conner Robinson is brought on as a substitute for Nicky Nicolau.
71:49 Andrew Boyce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder. Phil Walsh takes the direct free kick.
70:29 Jake Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Carew. Strike comes in from Ashley Carew from the free kick.
70:07 Joe Howe fouled by Jamie Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.
69:00 The ball is sent over by Lanre Azeez, save made by Paul Farman.
66:34 Direct free kick taken by Paul Farman.
66:34 Booking Liam Enver-Marum booked.
66:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Enver-Marum on Andrew Boyce.
63:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Barraclough on Paul Lorraine. Phil Walsh takes the free kick.
61:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lanre Azeez by Tom Miller. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Carew.
59:16 Tom Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Elder. Free kick crossed right-footed by Phil Walsh from
left wing, clearance by Andrew Boyce.
57:10 Shot by Nicky Nicolau.
56:58 The ball is crossed by Daniel Gray, Phil Walsh makes a clearance.
54:04 Foul by Phil Walsh on Jamie Taylor, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Nicky Nicolau, clearance by
52:23 Ashley Carew delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
52:23 Booking Andrew Boyce is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
52:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Boyce on Lanre Azeez.
51:14 Tom Phipp has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
50:15 Free kick taken by Phil Walsh.
50:15 Booking The referee cautions Paul Robson for unsporting behaviour.
50:00 Jamie Taylor challenges Paul Lorraine unfairly and gives away a free kick.
48:58 Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Nicolau from the right by-line, clearance made by Nathan Elder.
46:06 Booking Bradley Barraclough receives a yellow card.
45:01 The second half has started.
45:01 Substitution (Lincoln City) makes a substitution, with Bradley Barraclough coming on for Scott Garner.
45:00+4:05 The first half comes to an end.
45:00+2:36 Direct free kick taken by Paul Farman.
45:00+2:36 Booking Craig Stone goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
45:00+2:25 Foul by Craig Stone on Nicky Nicolau, free kick awarded.
45:00+0:52 The official flags Jamie Taylor offside. Free kick taken by Phil Walsh.
45:00 Daniel Gray restarts play with the free kick.
45:00 Booking Paul Lorraine receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
44:48 Paul Lorraine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Taylor.
43:59 Shot from 12 yards by Liam Enver-Marum. Blocked by Andrew Boyce.
43:01 Nathan Elder gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Garner. Direct free kick taken by Paul Farman.
42:16 Centre by Paul Robson, Phil Walsh manages to make a clearance.
41:19 The referee blows for offside against Jamie Taylor. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
40:18 Handball decision goes against Colin Larkin. The ball is delivered by Phil Walsh, Lanre Azeez takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman.
38:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jake Thomson on Tom Phipp. Direct free kick taken by Preston Edwards.
36:25 Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
36:25 Booking Nathan Elder goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
36:20 Nathan Elder challenges Andrew Boyce unfairly and gives away a free kick.
35:02 Assist on the goal came from Joe Howe.
35:02 GOAL - Tom Phipp:Ebbsfleet United 1 - 0 Lincoln City Tom Phipp finds the back of the net with a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Ebbsfleet United 1-0
31:00 A cross is delivered by Jake Thomson, Ashley Carew gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Nicky Nicolau,
save by Preston Edwards.
29:25 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Nicolau, Phil Walsh manages to make a clearance.
28:59 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Power from the left by-line to the near post.
28:07 The assistant referee flags for offside against Colin Larkin. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
26:35 Substitution Colin Larkin comes on in place of Jake Sheridan.
25:59 Andrew Boyce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Enver-Marum. Direct free kick taken by Lanre Azeez.
21:59 Paul Lorraine has an effort at goal. Blocked by Paul Farman.
21:19 Nathan Elder fouled by Daniel Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Phil Walsh from right channel,
Andrew Boyce makes a clearance.
17:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Lorraine on Jake Thomson. Free kick crossed by Alan Power, save by Preston Edwards.
15:30 Nathan Elder concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Gray. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.
14:58 Shot from outside the box by Jamie Taylor misses to the left of the target.
12:24 Jamie Taylor is ruled offside. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
9:10 Neil Barrett fouled by Daniel Gray, the ref awards a free kick. Preston Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
7:49 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.
7:08 Centre by Tom Phipp, save by Paul Farman.
5:51 Unfair challenge on Andrew Boyce by Nathan Elder results in a free kick. Paul Farman takes the direct free kick.
3:31 Shot from 25 yards by Alan Power.
2:47 Nicky Nicolau decides to take a short corner.
1:08 Phil Walsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Sheridan. Alan Power delivers the ball from the free kick
right-footed from right channel.
0:12 Scott Garner concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Elder. Phil Walsh takes the direct free kick.
0:00 The game kicks-off.
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