Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson: We shot ourselves in the foot at Luton
Gary Simpson said Lincoln City gifted Luton Town their 3-2 win at Kenilworth Road in the Skrill Premier.
Alan Power had put Lincoln ahead before half-time. His goal was cancelled out by Mark Cullen, but Ben Tomlinson responded for the Imps to put them back in front.
However, in a crazy three-minute spell, Luke Guttridge netted from a free kick to level and another goal from Cullen sealed the win.
And Imps boss Simpson was left disappointed by the defending that allowed the Hatters to claim the three points.
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"It's disappointing and I've very disappointed for the supporters who had come all the way to watch us," said Simpson. "We've not just shot ourselves in the foot, we've blown it away with a tank.
"I thought for large parts of the game we were the better team. We've given them all three goals.
"To be honest it gave them the impetus to get the third one. It's not like us as a rule because we are usually quite tight at the back. I never seen us gift goals like that.
"But the other hand the game could have been out of sight. We had so many chances and we could have done better with them. This result has brought us back down to earth a bit.
"I'm disappointed for the players because they are better than that. We have gifted Luton three goals. I'm disappointed for the supporters because they should be celebrating a win."
Despite the poor defending Simpson was pleased with how his team got forward.
However, even that caused him some frustration as he felt the Imps could have sealed the win long before Guttridge equalised.
"The positives are this is the biggest club in the division and I wouldn't swap my team for theirs," said Simpson.
"We got beat. But we have come to the so called 'big boys' again and dominated the game for large spells. If we had taken our chances and not given sloppy goals away we would have won it comfortably.
"I'm angry with the players, they know I'm angry with them. They have let themselves down. They have come to the biggest club in this division and should have won. We've been sloppy that's what has cost us."