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League Two

Mills happy with draw

7 October 2012

York manager Gary Mills was pleased to pick up a point as his side held Rotherham to a goalless draw at Bootham Crescent.

Minstermen duo Ashley Chambers and Jason Walker both squandered good openings for the hosts, with the winger striking the post in the dying seconds.

"We've showed it's a tough league with good sides in here", said Mills. "Rotherham are one of the favourites to get promoted this season and we've done well to get a 0-0 at home. When you have games like this you have to be strong and wait for an opening.

"I'm absolutely delighted with my boys again. I can't tell you how happy I am with them. Another club have come here, I don't think at this moment in time anybody is better than us, we've played a lot of teams now and no one has really stuck out and say to me as a manager that I have a lot of work to do because there's a big difference between League Two and where we were last season.

"It's another good point for us, another clean sheet. It's disappointing that we haven't scored now for two games because that's unusual for us but we'll get ready for the cup game on Tuesday."

Rotherham assistant manager Paul Raynor felt his side should have left Bootham Crescent with all three points after wasting numerous openings in the second half.

Millers winger Lionel Ainsworth wasted his sides best chance as he raced through on goal but poked the ball wide under pressure from Jamal Fyfield. After not getting all three points, Raynor admitted his side need to be more decisive in front of goal.

"It's an away point. It's a difficult place to come to, it always has been", admitted Raynor.

"On the balance of the play I thought it was even in the first half and I expected a bit more in the final third from us. We got the ball in good areas but we gave it away cheaply in the final third. We need to be a bit more decisive in that area.

"We got Lionel (Ainsworth) on the ball more in the second half to create problems. He created problems with his pace and he opened the game up for us. We created a lot more and maybe he should have got the goal. It's disappointing because he's a composed finisher in training, but at the end of the day it's not training."

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