Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson says Kidderminster Harriers are the marker
Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson said Kidderminster Harriers were the 'marker' in the Skrill Premier following their 4-1 defeat at Aggborough Stadium on Saturday.
Goals from Michael Gash, Kyle Storer, Anthony Malbon and an own goal from Andrew Boyce off a shot from Joe Lolley earned the Harriers a comfortable win.
The Imps grabbed a late consolation from Nick Wright as he headed in Mo Fofana's cross on 80 minutes.
However, Simpson admitted that they had been beaten by the better side.
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"I think they were the best team we have played," said Simpson. "They scored two great goals, and caught us late on after we sent Andrew Boyce up front.
"They have got the quality in the final third that can score the goals. That's why the place was full of scouts today watching the forwards.
"If you had seen those two goals they scored against us in the Premier League you would have been in awe of them, they were incredible strikes. We conceded one trying to take a short corner and they broke on us.
"I thought we set off okay and we created some chances against a very good team. They are the marker where we want to be, if I'm honest. It's took them four or five years to bring this team together. Can't take anything away from them.
"We had quite a few opportunities. The difference is when we get them the goalkeeper makes a great save and we don't quite make the most of them. Where as they get an opportunity and they do go in.
"It's that little bit of quality in there which costs a few quid and that's the difference."
The result sees Lincoln slip to 13th in the table, while Kidderminster remain second behind runaway leaders Cambridge United.