In a thrilling Premiership Cup clash between two Championship sides, Ellis Mee finished off a fantastic run by Harry Graham with just eight minutes left on the clock to complete a 14 point comeback and snatch a draw from Butts Park.
Both sides scored five tries, with David Williams finishing two in a man of the match display.
Coventry started the game the stronger side, though some costly mistakes meant it took 12 minutes and a Côme Joussain sin bin for illegally stopping a try-scoring opportunity, for them to open the scoring.
Eight minutes later Coventry doubled their lead, tighthead Eliot Salt made several yards before lock Obinna Nkwocha ran a perfect line, slipping past Kai Owen to score under the posts.
Nottingham saw little of the ball until Williams drifted inside and linked up with Sam Hollingsworth to set up Michael Stronge, who had the legs to run in from 35 metres out.
Evan Mitchell restored the home side’s 14 point lead almost immediately after though, sprinting over by the left post.
However, Nottingham went into the half with all to play for though, as Hollingsworth intercepted a pass and ran 60 metres for the try to close the gap to just seven once again.
With the second half underway, Ex-England back-rower Matt Kvesic made a fast impact for Cov, scoring straight from a quick restart, before setting up James Martin to make it 33-19 on the hour-mark.
But that was when the comeback really started. Williams pushed off three defenders with 15 minutes left to muscle over the line before Mee linked up with wing Harry Graham on the counter to score and bring the score level at 33 each.
Even then, Coventry had a chance to win it. Mitchell had a makeable penalty kick at the death, but his effort sailed wide and the score remained level.
Having now broken their losing streak, Nottingham will host Harlequins at the Bay on Saturday in their final game of the competition while Coventry travel to Kingsholm Stadium to face the so-far unbeaten Gloucester.