Ashley Grimes scored a hat-trick as bottom of the table Lincoln beat fellow strugglers Stockport 4-3 in a thriller at Edgeley Park.
Grimes opened the scoring after just five minutes with a stunning lob, which sailed over Matt Glennon and into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.
The Hatters levelled when Adam Griffin stole in after Trevor Carson had parried a Greg Tansey free-kick after 25 minutes.
But right on the stroke of half-time the Imps restored their lead when defender Adam Watts went up for a free-kick and headed home from close range.
The match looked to be over after Grimes scored his second from close range on the hour-mark, but County came back again through David Poole, who steered home a Paul Turnbull cross.
Grimes completed his hat-trick five minutes later, but the home side stubbornly refused to lie down and an own goal from Watts made it 3-4 on 73 minutes.
Despite some nerve-jangling moments in the final 15 minutes, the Imps held on for three precious points.
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