KARL Robinson felt Oxford United were dominant but was critical of the goals they conceded in defeat at Lincoln City.

The home side opened the scoring early on when Anthony Scully headed home after Rob Atkinson gave the ball away cheaply in his own half.

United controlled the game after that point but failed to have a shot on target until almost an hour into the contest at Sincil Bank.

Report: Lincoln City 2, Oxford United 0

Lincoln goalkeeper Alex Palmer made several smart saves in the closing stages, but the only goal came at the other end through Adam Jackson's header.

Robinson said: "I think as a whole, we outplayed them, we dominated the ball, we asked more questions in the second half than we did in the first half.

"We switched off for the first goal, it wasn’t a free-kick but then we switched off defending a set piece.

"We got beat 2-0 and there’s the crux of what happened in the game."

The United boss was also critical of referee Andy Davies, who gave Rob Atkinson a straight red card in stoppage time.

He said: "How is that a straight red?

"If it’s another yellow I half-understand it, but it wasn’t. We will be appealing that."

He added: "The referee’s performance was miles off it, he looked way off where you need to be at this time of year.

"It’s a disappointing result but I can’t criticise my players’ efforts or their determination to do the right things.

"It’s a really frustrating start to the season."