Lincoln remain in the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone after playing out a goalless draw with Mansfield.
The Imps headed into the match having lost three of their last four encounters, while the Stags were winless in three.
Such form struggles were often apparent during a drab encounter that Lincoln striker Jamie Taylor almost illuminated in spectacular fashion when he slammed a 35-yard drive against the crossbar after 31 minutes.
City goalkeeper Paul Farman did well to tip over Matt Rhead's header from Adam Murray's free-kick early in the second half.
Peter Gilbert might have given the visitors the win with a dangerous header from Nicky Nicolau's corner midway through the second period before both sides apparently settled for their lot.
Lincoln are fourth bottom on 13 points, two from safety and five behind their hosts.