Lee Mitchell believes it was small margins that saw his side lose on the road at Sporting Khalsa.
City Women went ahead in the first half through a Lucy Farrow strike but were unable to hold onto the lead as they fell to a 5-1 defeat.
Poppy Irvine pulled off a penalty save in the second half as she looked to keep the Imps in the match.
Toni McHamilton and Lucy Farrow also had numerous attempts in the closing stages but the opposition keeper made enough saves to help see the game out.
He said: “It was quite an open game which was quite end-to-end. I don’t think we worked hard enough in certain areas and that was the difference.
“We created more in that last 10 minutes than we had done all game, but you have to take those chances.
“All that matters is the points on the board and the goals scored, and we’re not doing that at the minute. It will happen but they are the fine margins in this league.”
City Women are not in action next weekend and Mitchell knows that his side need to use this time to full effect ahead of a busy run of fixtures in both the league and cup.
He added: “Some of the football you saw against Sporting Khalsa was superb but you still need the end result.
“The good thing now is we have got a break in fixtures. We have got to train but we won’t have a game, which gives us a chance to reset.
“We have got to be ready, train hard and regroup ready to go again.”
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