PAUL Mullin scored a vital equaliser to boost Accrington Stanley's battle for survival against automatic promotion contenders Lincoln.
It had seemed like it was not going to be the Reds day when debutant keeper David Martin hobbled off after four minutes without even touching the ball after going over on his ankle.
And Mullin then had a goal disallowed for a foul on keeper Alan Marriott before Lee Beevers fired home the opener on 15 minutes.
However, the lead eight minutes when Andy Todd scored a superb solo goal, taking the ball down and firing home from 30 yards.
The Imps retook the lead when Scott Kerr chipped over substitute keeper Przemyslaw Kazimierczak after the break.
But the never-say-die Reds showed their passion when Mullin got on the end of Michael Welch's ball forward to fire home the equaliser 17 minutes from time.
"It was a relief to score," admitted the striker. "But I felt we deserved it."
"I am disappointed we didn't get all three points," said manager John Coleman. "We had two setbacks but we bounced back and we could have won. I can't fault the effort of the players. I asked for fighting spirit and passion and I got it."