Kim Little continued her sensational goalscoring form with another brace to earn Arsenal Ladies a point at Lincoln on Sunday.
Laura Harvey's side suffered Continental Cup defeat against the Lady Imps one week ago but rallied this time to grab a late equaliser and maintain their unbeaten start to the Women's Super League season.
Like last weekend, it was Arsenal who broke the deadlock. A swift counter attack upfield created space for Rachel Yankey on the left, who turned inside neatly before driving home.
But their lead was to be shortlived as midfielder Collette McCallum sidefooted home Jess Clarke's cross. And five minutes before the break the Lady Imps edged ahead when last weekend's late heroine Megan Harris flicked home a Lucy Staniforth free-kick.
With Harvey's words ringing in their ears, Arsenal stepped up their game and drew level on 66 minutes when Little rounded Nicola Hobbs and slotted home her seventh goal in five matches.
Lincoln were proving their Continental Cup victory to be no fluke, however, and restored their advantage with 20 minutes remaining. Emma Byrne could only parry McCullum's free-kick onto the post, leaving Rachel Daly with a simple finish.
But Arsenal were determined not to let their unbeaten start to their league campaign end and grabbed a late equaliser five minutes from time when Little beat Hobbs with a neat lob.
Yankey was inches away from a late winner when she rattled the crossbar in injury time, leaving Harvey's side to settle for a hard-earned point.
- Grant 88
- Chapman Yellow Card
- Ludlow (C) 46
- Little Goal! Goal! Yellow Card
- Yankey Goal!
- Scott 88
- Beattie 46
Notts County Ladies
- McCallun 80 Goal!
- Daly Goal!
- Harris Goal!
- Clarke 54
- Hamilton Yellow Card
- Sargeant 80
- Cantrell 54