Conner Robinson's last-minute equaliser earned Lincoln City a point to deny 10-man Chester a crucial home win in their battle for survival.
The hosts were 2-0 up inside 10 minutes when Jamie Menagh, making his City debut, netted twice from distance.
Bohan Dixon's header pulled a goal back before Chester striker Gareth Seddon saw red for a foul on Tom Miller.
Alan Power levelled from the spot, John Rooney's penalty restoring Chester's lead before Robinson's late strike.
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Imps manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:
"One or two of them haven't been at their best today but they stuck at it and kept going.
"We were against the wind, it was raining and in those conditions it's probably easier for ten men to get about and make it difficult for us, but we created opportunities again and I think it would have been a travesty if we hadn't got something out of the game.
"There were one or two controversial decisions, certainly the penalties, and with the conditions it made it difficult to get the ball down and pass it and it became a bit of a lottery.
"But I'm pleased that from two goals behind, we've got three goals away from home and are taking something back with us."
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