A MAGNIFICENT individual goal from Keanu Marsh-Brown was not enough as Lincoln City snatched a draw with an injury-time equaliser.
The Londoner’s mazy dribble and emphatic finish in the second half looked like it would be decisive before Jon Nolan swept home for the visitors in the 95th minute.
Barnet made one change from the side that lost 2-1 at Halifax last weekend.
The home side made a lethargic start nearly giving the vocal travelling support something to cheer in the early stages of the game.
Jake Sheridan flicked wide of Graham Stack’s left-hand post after an uncharacteristic mistake from David Stephens in the second minute, before Alan Power’s curled effort drifted on to the roof of the net for the visitors.
It took Barnet 20 minutes for their first shot in anger when Mark Byrne blasted over from 25 yards.
The away team dominated the first half unlike any other since The Hive opened and player-manager Edgar Davids, not in the squad again today, sent his substitutes to warm-up in a clear sign of frustration.
Jake Hyde had Barnet’s best effort when firing wide of Paul Farman’s post, but the best chance of the half fell to Lincoln in injury-time when Power’s overhead kick sailed narrowly over a stranded Stack.
Barnet improved in the second half after overcoming some more early pressure before Luke Gambi released Marsh-Brown down the left in the 55th minute.
The winger accelerated towards the Lincoln defence leaving two men trailing in his wake before dropping his shoulder, raking the ball past the keeper, cutting inside and drilling home from close-range.
Marsh-Brown had a chance for a second but scooped the ball into the arms of Farman before shooting over with another effort in the last minute.
Luisma then gave away a soft free-kick with seconds left to play. The home side failed to clear and Nolan fired home to send the away bench, in addition to their fans, into delirium.
A bland Bees performance will be remembered for the dramatic late goal and for Marsh Brown’s wonder-goal, which was worth the entry fee on its own.
Barnet: Stack, Yiadom, Johnson, Weston, Acheampong, Marsh-Brown (Mengerink), Byrne, Hyde (Abdulla), Crawford, Gambin (Villa), Stephens