A late Marc McNulty penalty cancelled out a Jonathan Forte goal at the Ricoh Arena as Coventry City and Notts County played out a 1-1 draw.
With the heavy rain causing difficult conditions under foot, both sides played out a scrappy, yet exciting first-half of action in the first leg of their Sky Bet League Two Play-Off semi-final.
Neither side were able to find the opener in the first 45, but it would take the visitors only four second-half minutes to find the net.
Daniel Jones provided a fine cross for Jonathan Forte to attack, and the forward obliged with a fine flicked finish.
It looked as if that would be the way it would finish, but with a matter of minutes remaining, the Sky Blues were awarded a penalty.
Coventry's talisman, Marc McNulty, stepped up and calmly slotted home to secure a 1-1 draw to take to Friday's tie at Meadow Lane.