Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson wants his team to be more ruthless
Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson has called on his side to be more ruthless following their 1-0 win over Southport in the Skrill Premier at Sincil Bank.
The Imps earned the victory thanks to a superb header from Tom Miller on 26 minutes.
It came after some great build up play between Alan Power and Jon Nolan sent Sean Newton down the left-hand side and his pin point cross put the ball on a plate for the towering Miller to head past the stranded Southport goalkeeper.
However, it was not the only chance City created as they dominated large chunks of the match and while Simpson was happy with the three points, he admitted he would like to see his side improve by making more of their chances.
TIGI Bed Head Big Head Gift Set £26.95 (client saving £9.45)View details
Contain: Styleshots Epic Volume Shampoo 250ml
Styleshots Epic Volume Conditioner 200ml'
Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray 300ml
Terms: Limited availability, whilst stocks last.
Contact: 01522 303163
Valid until: Tuesday, December 24 2013
"You can't get any better than that for the goal," said Simpson. "We kept the ball, we got Newton attacking down the side, he's crossed and the centre-back has headed it. You don't see that often from a back four, one crossing and the other heading it in.
"Our football at times was terrific, we just need to punish teams a bit more and be a bit more ruthless, that's how we are going to improve.
"I'm not complaining. If you had told me at the start it would be 1-0 I'd said that will do me, points on the board, that's what we want."
Lincoln did not have it all their own way in the match and Southport had chances to level the game.
However, some dedicated defending from Lincoln ensured them a clean sheet and delighted Simpson.
"They are backing each other up. I said, you got to help your mate out at the side of you. You have to have that attitude and the belief that your mate is going to help you out," said Simpson.
"You saw that against Southport. The lads would get a block in, then they would have another go and another block would go in. It was terrific.
"You are never going to play and dominate games all the time. Some times you are going to have to dig in, because teams will have a spell in the game. You got to stand up and be counted at those times."