Two sent off as Lincoln City and Grimsby Town fight out a controversial draw
A controversial refereeing decision denied Lincoln City revenge over arch rivals Grimsby Town as they were forced to settle for a bad-tempered draw at Blundell Park.
The Imps had taken a ninth-minute lead through Alan Power, only for Ian Miller to level matters midway through the first half.
But City thought they had retaken the lead in the 36th minute when Jake Sheridan's header clearly crossed the line, but the referee's assistant failed to give the goal.
It set the tone for more controversy in the second half when Aswad Thomas was dismissed for an off the ball clash with Sheridan.
Adam Smith was then sent off in stoppage time for a tackle on Bradley Wood having only come as an 88th minute substitute.
Both sides could not find a winner in the latter stages, but a point was enough to take Grimsby back to the top of the Blue Square Bet Premier, while Lincoln dropped to 14th.