Sinead Fletcher was proud of the Imps’ battling performance as they staged a second-half turnaround to beat Lichfield City 4-3 in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.
Goals from Katie Williams, Leah Hardy and Toni McHamilton ensured the Imps came away with their first away win of the season.
Fletcher said: “It was a battling performance. We knew we’d come here today and they’d be up for it because they had nothing to lose.
“The pressure was all on us. We came in at half-time and we knew we had to do better, and that’s what we did in the second half.”
It was a much improved performance after the break from City, with chances missed to seal it late on against a tiring home defence.
She added: “We knew what we had to do, we said when we came out for the second half that we needed to play football and turn their back line.
“We needed to play to our strengths, and it clearly worked because we got the goals we needed.”