City were narrowly defeated by Peterborough United at Moorlands, despite a valiant effort by the home side.
The Imps played their part in a tightly contested affair at Moorlands, with positives to take from the match.
The first shot on target came from the away side in the third minute, as Lana Timson saved well from Lawrence’s shot
City looked to apply pressure in the 13th minute, as Leah Hardy’s long-range effort was spilled by the opposition goalkeeper and cleared.
The Imps did well to withstand the early pressure from the away side and were able to grow into the game as the half progressed.
The deadlock was nearly broken in the 21st minute as Farrow was played through on goal, but after colliding with the goalkeeper, the attack was halted.
City continued to apply the pressure on Peterborough, with McHamilton hitting a powerful effort from range which the goalkeeper had to palm to safety.
Minutes later Chantelle Robinson, who was becoming a handful for the away side, was inches away from giving City the lead when her strike cannoned of the bar.
After some neat build up play from City in the 35th minute, Hardy was sent through on goal but her shot was smothered by the opposition goalkeeper.
Despite both sides having chances to score, the teams went in level at the break.
As the second half resumed, City wasted no time in looking for the opener, as McIntosh sent Hardy away but again the goalkeeper was there to smother.
Despite City’s bright start to the second 45, it was Peterborough who scored the first goal of the game, when an effort from Kirk found a bottom corner of the net.
The Imps looked to respond instantly with Lucy Farrow and Toni McHamilton trying to disrupt the Peterborough back line.
The latter then had an effort on goal scrambled away after the ball looked to be heading into the top corner.
Lincoln were once again knocking on the door, and were able to breach the Peterborough defence in the 68th minute, with McHamilton’s strike stinging the goalkeeper’s palms.
Thornley and Howes were replaced by Thompson-Moulding and Fletcher in the latter stages, as City looked to find the equaliser.
Timson made an outstanding save to keep the Imps in the game in the 75th minute, diving to her right and parrying the ball away.
City levelled the score in the 85th minute, when Robinson’s second attempt at goal was smashed into the top left corner of the net to give the home side a well-deserved equaliser.
Despite a spirited performance by the Imps, it was Peterborough who found the winner in the 90th minute, after Driscoll placed the ball beyond Timson.