Lincoln stretched their unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions with a 3-0 win over fellow Blue Square Bet Premier strugglers Braintree.
Braintree made a nightmare start as Alan Massey headed into his own net with just five minutes on the clock.
Dan Holman saw his effort tipped around a post by Paul Farman as the visitors looked to get back into the game, while Danny Naisbitt was also on hand to deny Adam Smith at the other end among a first half containing plenty of chances.
But the game was all over as a contest with just four second half minutes gone.
Jamie Taylor's right-wing cross was nodded home by Andrew Boyce 84 seconds after the restart before Taylor got in on the act himself with another close-range header soon after.