LINCOLN City boss Danny Cowley was not completely satisfied with his side’s display in Saturday’s 4-0 win against Southend United.

The Imps recorded another three points to head to the top of the League One standings.

But Cowley felt Lincoln were slow to get going.

“I thought there was very little in it up until the first goal,” Cowley told Lincolnshire Live. 

“We were pleased to go in at half time 2-0 up but we weren’t overly happy with the performance.

“We felt that without the ball at times the game was stretched vertically.

“We couldn’t quite get the control we wanted in our possession, although we did have periods and passages of good play.”

Lincoln have now won all three of their League One matches this season without conceding a goal.

And Cowley is delighted with how his side have adjusted to playing at a higher level after winning League Two last term.

“We’re two weeks into the season and if you rewound to the beginning I would have cut my right arm off to be in the position that we’re currently in,” said the former Concord Rangers boss and FitzWimarc School teacher.

“What was good about the group last year was that we never got ahead of ourselves.

“Every time we did well we worked even harder, while staying open-minded and willing to learn.

“We’ll try to keep those qualities this year.

“If you can work out why you’re doing well then hopefully you can replicate it and that’s what we’ll be trying to do.”