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Worcester City manager is satisfied with hard-earned point
MANAGER Carl Heeley says Worcester City were quite content with a point from their Altrincham stalemate.
Both sides gave as good as they got at St George’s Lane but were unable to break the deadlock.
Heeley was pleased with the way his players performed and felt that taking something from the contest was imperative.
He said: “I thought overall it was the correct result and, as 0-0 draws go, it seemed quite an entertaining game.
“We were the better side in the first-half, shading the possession and the chances, but it was a similar story in the second-half for Altrincham.
“Overall, we wanted to win the game but not at the expense of losing it and it was a solid performance. It was a game run by two solid defences. We were wary of their threat and they felt likewise.
“Both sides cancelled each other out to a certain degree and it was only ever going to be about one goal but that didn’t come.
“Not to get beaten is a good result because it was a six-pointer.”
The Worcester boss continued: “I’m not sure how many teams have kept clean sheets against Altrincham but I wouldn’t imagine it’s many with (Damian) Reeves, (Nicky) Clee, (Jordan) Sinnott and Duncan Watmore who, for me, are destined for bigger things.
“We had our work cut out but I thought as a team the boys worked hard, stuck to the game-plan and defended incredibly well.
“When you get your opportunities you need to get yourselves a goal when you’re on top of the game. It didn’t come and inevitably Altrincham were always going to have a spell when they had some chances, albeit I don’t think they had that many.”
It was the second time the sides had met at the Lane this season after Altrincham plundered a 3-0 victory in the FA Trophy in November.
Heeley added: “In the Trophy game, when I look back at those who played and the ones we had missing, it wouldn’t have been the team selected had we had everyone available.
“There weren’t any excuses this time. We had pretty much a full squad to choose from and we handled what they had to throw at us.
“I’m a little bit disappointed we couldn’t carve out more openings in the second-half but it was a well-earned point which we’re quite satisfied with.”