Mark Kennedy believes his side deserved more from their trip to The Valley as they came close to completing a second half comeback to earn a share of the points.
The Imps found themselves two down at the break but a determined second half showing demonstrated plenty for City’s head coach to be proud of.
He said: “I’m disappointed we didn’t get something from the game as I think we deserved it, especially with our chance at the end. Danny Mandroiu was the one person you wanted the ball to fall to and I thought he was outstanding.
“The lads came out after the break and had a real good go. We made them defend really hard and caused lots of problems.”
On an individual level, Kennedy was also pleased with the showings from Harry Boyes who made his debut for the club, as well as 18-year-old Jovon Makama who made his first Sky Bet League One appearance for City.
He added: “I am really pleased for Harry because I thought he was excellent. He’s not going to come up against a better set of wingers in the league and he defended really well.
“It was pleasing to see because he’s had such limited training time with the guys, but he looked a good player.
“I also thought Jovon was a big threat when he came on and was excellent.”
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