Lincoln and Cheltenham fought out a draw in a bad-tempered encounter that saw three men sent off.
Justin Richards fired Cheltenham in front from close range but Jamie Clarke levelled for Lincoln from a corner.
A fracas ensued between the two benches after referee Graham Salisbury dismissed Lincoln's Aaron Brown for a tackle on Theo Lewis after 69 minutes.
With order restored, Salisbury then sent off Lincoln substitute Ian Pearce and Cheltenham sub Barry Richardson.
After Imps assistant boss Pearce and Cheltenham goalkeeping coach Richardson saw red, Lincoln manager Chris Sutton was also sent to the stands.
Lincoln City manager Chris Sutton told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:
"We conceded from another set piece which isn't great but we responded well at the start of the second half and at 1-1 I thought we were the stronger side, but Aaron Brown getting sent off put us on the back foot again.
"I thought he slipped, but that's not the issue. All we expect is for people to be reasonable and not try to influence the referee which is what I felt happened.
"At least we showed character and hung on in there but I think it's two points dropped today."
Cheltenham Town caretaker manager John Schofield told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:
"On the balance of play we're disappointed to have only got a point. I think we were the side trying to win it and perhaps we could've done better when Lincoln went down to 10 men.
"I appealed for the red card like everybody else did. The referee made a decision and then it got very crowded in our technical area."
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Saturday, 14 November 2009
03 Brown red card
19 Clarke (Oakes 50)
21 Torres (Smith 22)
23 Pulis yellow card
05 Townsend (Gallinagh 46)
38 Hayles (Pook 82)
39 Alsop yellow card (Hammond 81)
Ref: SalisburyAtt: 3,008
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+7:21 The match has reached full-time.
90:00+0:18 Jamie Clarke fouled by Drissa Diallo, the ref awards a free kick. Nathan Baker takes the indirect free kick.
89:32 Stefan Oakes takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
84:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Khano Smith on Joshua Low. Joshua Low takes the free kick.
81:46 Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
81:46 Substitution Michael Pook on for Barry Hayles.
81:46 Jamie Clarke is caught offside.
79:46 Indirect free kick taken by Robert Burch.
79:46 Substitution Elvis Hammond comes on in place of Julian Alsop.
79:46 Booking Julian Alsop is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
79:19 Foul by Julian Alsop on Nathan Baker, free kick awarded.
73:32 Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.
73:32 Sent off Barry Richardson sent off.
72:34 Sent off The referee red cards Ian Pearce for violent conduct.
68:13 Sent off Aaron Brown is sent off by the referee.
67:49 Theo Lewis fouled by Aaron Brown, the ref awards a free kick.
66:37 Stefan Oakes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Hayles.
65:43 Khano Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joshua Low. Drissa Diallo restarts play with the free kick.
62:47 Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
62:47 Booking Anthony Pulis goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
62:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Lewis by Anthony Pulis.
61:20 Justin Richards is caught offside. Janos Kovacs takes the free kick.
60:21 The referee blows for offside against Jamie Clarke. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
60:04 The assistant referee flags for offside against Julian Alsop. Robert Burch takes the indirect free kick.
59:34 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stefan Oakes.
59:17 Chris Fagan takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.
58:03 Ben Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Brown. Free kick taken by Aaron Brown.
56:26 Handball decision goes against Janos Kovacs. David Bird restarts play with the free kick.
55:14 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Gordon from the left by-line, clearance made by Drissa Diallo.
54:22 Foul by Barry Hayles on Moses Swaibu, free kick awarded. Robert Burch restarts play with the free kick.
53:25 Unfair challenge on Ben Marshall by Aaron Brown results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joshua Low from
right channel, Janos Kovacs manages to make a clearance.
51:56 The offside flag is raised against Chris Fagan. Scott P Brown takes the free kick.
49:22 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Marshall, Theo Lewis takes a shot. Save by Robert Burch.
49:22 Substitution Stefan Oakes replaces Shane Clarke.
49:06 Justin Richards takes a shot. Robert Burch makes a save.
47:25 Michael Gordon provided the assist for the goal.
47:25 GOAL - Jamie Clarke:Lincoln City 1 - 1 Cheltenham Goal scored by Jamie Clarke from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Lincoln City 1-1 Cheltenham.
47:00 Michael Gordon takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post,
46:33 Theo Lewis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Baker. Free kick taken by Aaron Brown.
45:01 The second half has started.
45:01 Substitution Michael Townsend leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Gallinagh.
45:00+3:11 The first half comes to an end.
45:00+2:52 Justin Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Clarke. Robert Burch takes the free kick.
45:00+0:27 Corner taken by Anthony Pulis.
37:14 Outswinging corner taken by Anthony Pulis.
34:25 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Anthony Pulis, Scott P Brown makes a save.
32:55 Foul by Jamie Clarke on Joshua Low, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
31:51 Lee Ridley takes a shot. Save made by Robert Burch.
27:18 Foul by Janos Kovacs on Ben Marshall, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from David Bird from the free kick.
26:26 Corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pulis, Drissa Diallo manages to make a clearance.
25:00 Jamie Clarke has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
24:04 Julian Alsop is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Robert Burch takes the free kick.
22:43 Shot from just outside the box by Khano Smith misses to the left of the target.
21:55 Substitution Khano Smith is brought on as a substitute for Sergio Torres.
18:53 Theo Lewis challenges Shane Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Gordon.
17:46 Corner taken by Sergio Torres, Drissa Diallo manages to make a clearance.
14:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Theo Lewis on Chris Fagan. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Burch.
11:37 Ben Marshall provided the assist for the goal.
11:37 GOAL - Justin Richards:Lincoln City 0 - 1 Cheltenham A goal is scored by Justin Richards from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Lincoln City 0-1 Cheltenham.
11:15 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall,
6:03 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Marshall from the left by-line, save by Robert Burch.
4:52 Effort from deep inside the area by Anthony Pulis misses to the right of the target.
3:48 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pulis, Effort from deep inside the area by Shane Clarke misses to the left
of the goal.
3:02 The offside flag is raised against Chris Fagan. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.
2:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moses Swaibu by Barry Hayles. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Burch.
1:43 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Clarke. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.
1:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joshua Low on Shane Clarke. Nathan Baker restarts play with the free kick.
0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
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