Mark Kennedy felt that his side gave their all in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Fleetwood Town.
Ted Bishop opened the scoring through a quick-fire double but the Imps were unable to hold on as Scott Brown’s side levelled in second-half stoppage time.
He said: “I always say that Rome was not built in a day. We have got a cracking group of players and they leave everything on the pitch. They work so hard and give everything they have got.
“I also think we sometimes get punished for our own good things. We play so well as seen against Portsmouth, Oxford and Fleetwood. Teams do not want to play against us and just go incredibly direct.”
Kennedy was pleased with the quick start from his side which saw them race into a two-goal lead.
He continued: “I thought we started outstandingly in terms of how we played, our possession and patterns in movement.
“Our style was excellent and then we just completely went away from it and stopped doing the things that got us into our 2-0 lead. The only way you learn is by making mistakes.”
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