Lincoln City forward Jake Sheridan says Imps have to learn from Salisbury defeat
Lincoln City forward Jake Sheridan said that Lincoln City need to work on breaking down resolute defences like Salisbury City, following their 1-0 defeat at Sincil Bank in the Skrill Premier.
The Whites put in a hardworking display to grab three points from a single goal courtesy of Chris McPhee on 40 minutes.
Lincoln City tried to respond, but could not break down a determined Salisbury back line.
"The lads are really disappointed, but you would hope for nothing less to be honest," said Sheridan, who came on as a second-half substitute to give City more attacking options.
"We don't want to get into a situation of losing and accepting it.
"We had so much possession of the ball. Their game plan was obvious to sit back and go for a set-piece and that is what happened.
"Credit to them, they defended well. They had 85 minutes of everyone behind the ball. They had one man up front and they were not trying to pass to him. They were happy to clear it and feed off scraps.
"If we come up against that again we got to try and find a way through it.
"It's a hard lesson. As soon as you start doing well, teams will come to Sincil Bank and start parking the bus and we have got to find a way round it.
"If you are going to take a positive out of a defeat, it is that we learn from this and try and not let it happen again."