Craig Stanley was the key man as Torquay moved into the League Two play-off places with a win over Lincoln.
Gulls keeper Scott Bevan should also take some of the credit after he made a superb point-blank save to deny Ben Hutchinson with the scores at 0-0.
Stanley slotted through a fine pass for Chris Zebroski four minutes later, leaving the forward to round keeper Elliott Parish and slot home.
Gavin Tomlin wrapped it up in similar fashion after another Stanley pass.
Torquay sit in sixth place in the table, four points behind third-placed Shrewsbury and two ahead of eighth-placed Accrington.
Lincoln sit in 18th place, eight points clear of a resurgent Barnet.
POST MATCH REACTION
Torquay United manger Paul Buckle told BBC Radio Devon: "Every game is different and sometimes you've got to be patient and that was the case today.
"The game was stop-start and bitty, but we're not too proud to stick with it and wait for our opportunity as we know we've got goals in the team.
"We want to take this club forward, we're taking it forward brilliantly and the players are doing great."
Lincoln City manager Steve Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire:"I felt we were comfortable until they scored. Their keeper made a fantastic save (from Ben Hutchinson) and if that had gone in things would have been different. I think 2-0 flattered them.
"But once the second goal went in our heads went down. In the first 70 minutes we looked comfortable but that was a big blow to take.
"I said we needed 50 points and I still believe that, so we've got to get a win and a draw from our last six games."