Loach started at Ipswich as a schoolboy before leaving to join Lincoln and turned in a man of the match display to deny Jim Magilton's side all three points.
He said: "I'm an Ipswich fan and always will be, but I still wanted to beat them.
"Richard Wright was my hero - I always looked up to him - when I was in the Ipswich academy from the age of seven to about 12.
"I was just a young lad when he was the next big thing and going off to join Arsenal. It was great to play against him and a privilege just to be on the same pitch as him.
"It was also great to play in front of the fans. I used to come here and sit
amongst to watch the games."