Conner Robinson's equaliser earned Lincoln a draw at home to Gateshead.
During a lacklustre first half, the Imps needed to replace Peter Gilbert and Gary Mills because of injuries.
Josh Gillies gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot just after the hour mark after David Preece had fouled Ryan Donaldson in the box.
But two minutes later, Mills's replacement Robinson tucked away Vadaine Oliver's knock-down to equalise and neither side could find a winner.
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Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:
"After two disappointing defeats the players' mindset was a factor in that and I felt in the second half we were the better side.
"But given the circumstances we're in, with lots of injuries that seem to all have come in one go, I have to say well done to the players for the manner they went about it. I'm disappointed not to win but not to lose is key as well.
"After the defeat (by Grimsby) we've really tried to encourage them and motivate the players.
"We wanted to be secure and coming in at 0-0 at half-time I felt we could bring more to the party in the second half and it proved to be the case, but we just couldn't get the winner in the end."