Grimsby set a new club record of 23 league games without a win after a 2-2 derby draw with local rivals Lincoln at Blundell Park.
Neil Woods' men came from a goal down to lead 2-1, but Brian Gilmour rescued a point for the Imps when he fired home a rebound after Nick Colgan had kept out his penalty.
The visitors took an early lead when some statuesque Grimsby defending allowed Drewe Broughton to head Matthew Saunders' deep free-kick back across goal and Chris Herd diverted the ball home from close range.
But the Mariners grabbed a deserved equaliser seven minutes before half-time, Lee Peacock claiming the vital touch on the line after an almighty scramble caused when Lincoln failed to clear a Jamie Devitt free-kick.
Peacock scored a second within 49 minutes of the restart when he got a second bite at Michael Coulson's right-wing cross from 10 yards.
But Grimsby couldn't hold on for a priceless victory and Gilmour levelled the scores, albeit at the second attempt, after Rob Atkinson had been penalised for a tug in the penalty area.
The Imps could even have snatched it when Herd jumped with Colgan to glance a header home 60 seconds later but his effort was ruled out for a debatable foul on the keeper.
Ian Pearce also saw a header cleared off the line as Lincoln searched for victory late on.
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