Lincoln City manager Chris Moyses described his side’s performance as an ‘embarrassment’ after their home defeat to bottom side Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.
City led at half time through a Jack Muldoon strike but a poor second half performance allowed Kidderminster to come from behind to take all three points thanks to a James McQuilkin brace.
“I’m embarrassed. All I can do is apologise,” said Moyses. “I’m absolutely gutted at the way we thought we could turn up, go through the motions and get three points. Some hard words have been said in there today.”
The Imps had won their previous four matches at Sincil Bank, while in contrast, Kidderminster were without a win in six league matches.
However, Moyses accepted that his side were inferior to a Kidderminster side who are desperately fighting for survival in the National League.
“They got a smell of something and they came and got it,” he said. “If we think we can turn up and have a divine right to win at home then it’s not good enough. The attitude wasn’t good enough. It’ll not happen again.”
“The same happened on Tuesday at Dover. We’ve been bullied again. I think today Kidderminster won more second balls in the second half and wanted it far more than our players did.”
The defeat leaves the Imps five places and nine points adrift of the playoff positions and Moyses appears resigned to the fact his side look set to miss out on a chance of promotion this season.
“We’ve worked really hard all season to get ourselves in with a chance of the playoffs,” he said. “To give it up so easily makes me choke to be honest.”
“When we don’t fight and when we’re not wearing the shirt on our back with pride it makes me feel sick. There was a complete lack of effort.”Tweet