Lincoln City picked up a point in their National League match with Bromley this afternoon after throwing away a one-goal lead.
Bradley Wood was passed fit ahead of the match, and former Premier League striker Theo Robinson was also included in the squad. Bromley were captained by former Imp Joe Anderson who suffered relegation in 2011 under Steve Tilson.
Neither side were able to make an impact in a turgid first half. The best chance came when Ravens defender Rob Swaine sliced a Lee Beevers cross towards his own goal, forcing Alan Julian to make a superb save.
The first half suffered from a succession of breaks in play and needless bookings. Neither side threatened and the sides went in deadlocked at the break.
The Imps started the second period with blistering pace when on-loan midfielder Harry Anderson cut in from the left and drilled a shot past the Bromley keeper and in off the post. It capped a fine week for Anderson who bagged a goal at Wrexham in midweek.
City looked to press their advantage and Jack Muldoon forced a save from Julian on 52 minutes. However the rhythm was broken up as Nathan Arnold picked up a knock and was replaced by Tom Champion.
Bromley enjoyed a spell of pressure without threatening the goal before Muldoon and Anderson combined to force another save from Alan Julian on 64 minutes.
A minute later the much-maligned Champion lost possession in the middle of the park to Lee Minshull, and he set up Blair Turgott to level the scores with the aid of a deflection.
Paul Farman kept Lincoln in the game with two good saves one from a Rob Swaine header and the pick of the bunch saw him deny Daniel Ajakaiye with just five minutes to play.
Theo Robinson came on with six minutes to play for his Imps debut but he wasn’t able to find a telling goal meaning the Imps had to settle for a point, and they drop to third in the national League courtesy of Dagenham’s win away at Eastleigh.
Danny Cowley was content with a point:
“I was pleased with our shape today. Second half we got much more width in our counter attack and Harry got his goal.
“We’ve given the ball away twice in our own half and it’s cost us a goal. We won’t go on about it though, its a team game.
“Physically I thought we were excellent. Look at jack Muldoon and Harry Anderson, the running they’ve done today is excellent.
“We’re third in the league which is a good position at this stage of the season. We’re pleased with the start, we can put the league to bed now for a period and put all our thoughts and energy into Guiseley next week.”
The Imps have a week to prepare for the 4th qualifying round clash with in form Guiseley before the big clash with Eastleigh a fortnight today.