Liam Bellamy's second-half strike earned Ebbsfleet a draw at Lincoln.
The home side took the lead when midfielder Nicky Nicolau found the bottom corner with a right-footed strike from the edge of the area.
The Fleet levelled with Bellamy finding the top corner with a curling effort on his return from suspension.
John Nutter came close to finding the Imps a late winner but his curling free-kick was tipped around the post by keeper Preston Edwards.
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Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:
"You have to take your chances. At half time we should have been out of sight, we got into some lovely positions in the first half and didn't take the chances and we've ended up drawing a game we should have won.
"I was pleased for Nicky, we've been encouraging him to shoot but when we do get the opportunities we've got to take them and I can be critical of our forwards because we had a number of chances to put the game out of sight.
"We really should be making more of those opportunities and being a little more clinical and that's what's cost us. I thought we played some good football at times and we were nearly there, that's why it's frustrating."
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