Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson felt his side were unlucky to lose their unbeaten start to the season at Cambridge United yesterday.
Richard Money's side secured a 1-0 victory at the Abbey Stadium thanks to Luke Berry's goal just before half-time.
City responded well in the second half and produced some of their best football of the season so far.
They almost snatched an equaliser through Danny Rowe whose powerful drive brought a fine save from U's keeper Chris Maxwell.
City will now look to bounce back in the Bank Holiday clash against Wrexham tomorrow and Simpson is waiting to see what reaction he will get.
"I thought we acquitted ourselves quite well," he said.
"There's never a nice way of losing but we certainly didn't go down without a fight.
"I thought at times we played some decent stuff and created some opportunities and on another day we might have got one.
"We worked on a gameplan because we knew they were big and we might have to get down the side to cause them a problem and I think we did that.
"They were always dangerous, don't get me wrong, they're a good team and it's a case of now that we've been beaten, how we react to that, but we've shown that there's no need to be afraid of teams like them."