Northampton Town Women joint-managers Josh Oldfield and Liam Williams were disappointed after their side were knocked out of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup third qualifying round by Lincoln United on Sunday.
The East Midlands Women’s Regional Football League Premier Division side made a strong start and the Cobblers were unable to respond as they exited the competition at the first hurdle.
“We’re very disappointed in the manner of the defeat,” Williams said.
“We’re trying to understand what went wrong today as a team and it’s a difficult one to put your finger on.
“We didn’t show the personality and character we usually do.
“It’s disappointing but we’ve cleared the air with the girls and spoken about what we need to do moving forwards.
“We’ve got to draw a line on it, move on and do better.”
The Cobblers welcome Lincoln City to Sixfields Stadium in the FA Women’s National League Plate first round next week.
Oldfield is looking for a response from his side.
“We want a reaction after any game we’re not at our best in, and that’s what we’ll look for next week,” he added.
“We’ll be looking for positive training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday.
“Playing at Sixfields is a big occasion, but it’s just another game to us and we’re going to make sure we bounce back with a positive performance.
“We want more aggression and intensity, and if we get a good performance then hopefully we’ll get the result we want.”
Tickets for next week’s fixture are available from ntfcdirect.co.uk.