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York City manager Nigel Worthington pleased with point against Cheltenham Town

8 February 2014

York City manager Nigel Worthington was pleased with a point but felt his side could have taken all three on another day following a 0-0 draw with Cheltenham Town.

The Minstermen created a number of openings throughout the game but Cheltenham had goalkeeper Scott Brown to thank for saves from Michael Coulson and Josh Carson.

Worthington is now hoping his team can build on their past two performances as they bid to move up the league table.

"I thought the players put in a real shift and we were really positive from the first whistle. We tried to do the right things and we got the ball in the box, but on a good day we would probably come away with all three points. It was a good 0-0 draw.

"The big thing that pleased me was the application of the players. It's important to start on the front foot and the clean sheet delighted me. If we can add to our performances from the past two games, and if we can get a result at Plymouth, we'll be on a good run.

"It was a solid team performance and the players stepped up and took responsibility. We've 15 games left and the focus is towards the finish line and to gain as many points as possible so we can finish in a healthy position."

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates was pleased with his side's display as they battled their way to a point.

The Robins have yet to record a victory in the league since Boxing Day but they went close to grabbing all the points with Jermaine McGlashan shooting narrowly wide in the closing stages.

Yates hailed the way his side finished the game and he believes there are positives to take forward to the upcoming games.

"I actually enjoyed the last 30 minutes and I thought we battled and scrapped in awful conditions. They weren't perfect conditions to play in but you have to dig in sometimes and we showed we could do that. I thought in the last 30 minutes we played with a bit of enjoyment, a bit of freedom and we counter-attacked well and we could easily have nicked it.

"Scott (Brown) has only made saves from the free-kicks in both halves and we've not really tested their goalkeeper enough. I thought we had some really good passages of play and it gives us something to look at for the coming weeks.

"It wasn't free-flowing football but sometimes you have to do what is necessary. It's a good point, even though we would have liked three. The conditions were awful but I thought we dealt with them well."

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