Lee Mitchell praised City’s attitude after two late goals saw them almost complete an unlikely turnaround against Solihull Moors.
The Imps lost 3-2 to the Moors but did give the away side a late scare courtesy of goals from Chantelle Robinson and Lucy Farrow.
Mitchell said: “The character and attitude at the end was important, that’s the biggest thing I’ll take away.
“These girls never quit, and I think if we had another five minutes you’d have fancied a 3-3 at least, so we just ran out of time at the end.
“It just came together a little bit too late but if we can start the next game the way we finished this one then we’ll be fine.”
City were once again punished for not taking their chances, but Mitchell believes that if his side keep up their performance levels then the results will follow.
He added: “We’ve got to finish those chances and stop going 1-0 down, we’ve just got to keep believing and keep working.
“The tide will turn eventually if we keep doing what we’re doing, as long as we keep the belief then we’ll be okay.”