Gary Simpson praises solid Lincoln City after Forest Green Rovers win
Gary Simpson praised Lincoln City for a 'solid' performance after they upset big spending Forest Green Rovers at the weekend.
A double from Waide Fairhurst, his first league goals of the season, downed David Hockaday's side who were widely tipped to claim the Skrill Premier title this season.
The result maintained Lincoln's unbeaten start and lifted them to fourth in the table.
Simpson said: "I was pleased with the win. We've competed very well and they worked their socks off right from the front to the back four who were solid.
"They deserved what they got. We brought Danny Rowe in and he got us a goal, we brought Waide in and he's scored two.
"Maybe I can find another one up my sleeve.
"But there is a long way to go and we will have some highs and some lows."
Rovers boss Hockaday, whose side opened the scoring through Anthony Barry, was far from impressed and insisted his side must improve.
"There was very little quality on show," he said.
"We were in control after taking the lead and the only way I thought Lincoln would get back into the game was through a set-piece.
"We then gave one away, the ball gets deflected and it's 1-1. The second half was just a mess from both teams.
"The conditions didn't help, but we've played in worse than that.
"Right at the death we've had four chances to clear it, didn't, and their lad has put it in the top corner.
"We've got to be better than that. It was a very disappointing performance from us and we will have to take a real look at ourselves.
"The passing wasn't good enough and it was just a bad day at the office."