Leyton Orient manager Richie Wellens felt the “best team lost” at Lincoln City - but still hasn't fully given up on the League One play-offs.

The O's boss felt his side had dominated possession and chances but were undone by  only to fall to the late sucker punch, substitute Jovon Makama scoring in the final minute as the Imps won 1-0.

It leaves Orient in 10th, six points behind their hosts with six games to go.


Wellens said: "It was a big mistake at the end and the best team lost. I felt we nullified them and they weren’t really a threat.

“Up until the 90th minute they’d had one shot on our goal and it was a sickener to lose.

"I thought we were brilliant in the last 15 minutes and looked like the only team going to win it, but when you’re on the crest of a wave like they are, things go for you.

“I thought tactically we were better than them, but we’re lacking in the final third. We should have won it – we have lost two games against these now in the final minute.

"I feel for the players and supporters.

“The play-offs are all but gone now, but you never know. It’s going to be tough and we’re going to have win all our last six games.”