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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (6)

Chester

  • 01 Danby
  • 17 Higginbotham Booked
  • 04 Horan Booked
  • 03 Heath (McIntyre - 95' )
  • 02 Kay Booked
  • 34 Menagh (Peers - 66' )
  • 24 Rooney Booked
  • 08 Jarrett Booked
  • 25 Miller
  • 19 Seddon Dismissed
  • 07 Reed (Lindfield - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Peers
  • 16 Williams
  • 21 Mahon
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 11 Lindfield

Lincoln City

  • 01 Farman
  • 23 Brown (Jordan - 80' )
  • 27 Foster
  • 02 Miller
  • 03 Newton Booked
  • 06 Fofana (Robinson - 60' )
  • 08 Power
  • 12 Sheridan
  • 17 Dixon
  • 10 Wright (Rowe - 65' )
  • 11 Tomlinson Booked

Substitutes

  • 09 Rowe
  • 20 Ward
  • 04 Jordan
  • 16 Robinson
  • 31 Preece
Ref: Wayne Barratt
Att: 1,850

Match Stats

Shots

10 8

On target

4 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

7 17

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 3.

90:00 +6:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 3.

90:00 +4:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Kevin McIntyre replaces Joe Heath.

90:00 +4:08

Corner, Lincoln City.

90:00 +2:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 3. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Miller with a cross.

90:00 +0:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Craig Lindfield replaces Jamie Reed.

88:33

Attempt saved. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

88:06

Attempt saved. Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84:07

Attempt missed. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sean Newton.

83:39

Corner, Lincoln City.

82:00

Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester FC).

82:00

Todd Jordan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

80:50 Booking

Booking George Horan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:41

Foul by George Horan (Chester FC).

80:41

Paul Farman (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

79:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Todd Jordan replaces Nathaniel Brown.

79:38

Corner, Chester FC.

78:48

Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by John Rooney.

78:12

Corner, Chester FC.

74:06

Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.

72:51

Attempt blocked. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:23 Booking

Booking Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

72:19

Foul by Jason Jarrett (Chester FC).

72:19

Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

70:46

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

70:46

John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

67:15

Attempt missed. Tom Miller (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

65:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Jamie Menagh.

64:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Danny L. Rowe replaces Nick Wright because of an injury.

64:15 Booking

Booking Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

64:00

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

64:00

Michael Kay (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

60:52

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

60:52

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

59:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Conner Robinson replaces Mamadou Fofana.

54:58

Hand ball by Nick Wright (Lincoln City).

53:05

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

53:05

Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

52:05

Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

51:16

Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

50:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 3, Lincoln City 2. John Rooney (Chester FC) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

49:28 Booking

Booking Sean Newton (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48:59

Penalty conceded by Sean Newton (Lincoln City) after a foul in the penalty area.

48:59

Penalty Chester FC. Jason Jarrett draws a foul in the penalty area.

47:25

Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

46:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 2. Alan Power (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

45:43 Booking

Booking Michael Kay (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:36

Penalty conceded by Michael Kay (Chester FC) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:36

Penalty Lincoln City. Sean Newton draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:00

Second Half begins Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 1.

45:00 +3:46 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 1.

45:00 +3:16

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

45:00 +2:22

Foul by Luke Foster (Lincoln City).

45:00 +2:22

Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

45:00 +1:43

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

45:00 +1:43

Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

45:00 +0:17

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

45:00 +0:17

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

38:02

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

38:02

Joe Heath (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

37:34

Attempt missed. Michael Kay (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:47

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

36:47

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

34:37 Booking

Booking Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

30:11 Booking

Booking John Rooney (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

29:26 Dismissal

Dismissal Gareth Seddon (Chester FC) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

28:47

Foul by Gareth Seddon (Chester FC).

28:47

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

27:59

Foul by Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City).

27:59

George Horan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

24:56

Foul by Joe Heath (Chester FC).

24:56

Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

22:21

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

22:21

George Horan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

21:40

Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).

21:40

Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

21:24

Foul by Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City).

21:24

Jamie Reed (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

18:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 1. Bohan Dixon (Lincoln City) header from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Miller with a cross.

17:16

Offside, Chester FC. Jamie Reed tries a through ball, but Jamie Reed is caught offside.

16:23

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

16:23

Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

12:19

Foul by Jamie Reed (Chester FC).

12:19

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

9:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 2, Lincoln City 0. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

8:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Chester FC 1, Lincoln City 0. Jamie Menagh (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

6:57

Foul by Nick Wright (Lincoln City).

6:57

George Horan (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

4:15

Corner, Lincoln City.

1:43

Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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