Michael Appleton felt his makeshift Imps side created enough opportunities to claim all three points at Cheltenham Town on Saturday.
Two goals from Ted Bishop, who stood in at right-back to facilitate a re-shuffle across the defence due to suspensions and injuries, netted twice in the second half to fire City ahead before Matty Blair's last-gasp equaliser.
Appleton said: “When you go ahead so late in the game after the run we’ve been on, I don’t think anyone could have denied us the win.
“We’ve put a performance in that was worthy of a result and we have got one - not the result we wanted, but we have a result.”
Appleton says the side produced a threatening offensive performance and hopes this will continue as they prepare to face Doncaster next at the LNER Stadium.
He said: “I thought we were good at times, creating numerous opportunities and their goalkeeper has had to make numerous saves.
“I think with the way we had to shift around the team to cope with injuries and suspensions, they’ll be disappointed in there, but ultimately we can work with that to take us forward into Saturday.”