Date: 13th January 2014 at 8:45am
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Manager James Beattie has said the fact that we were disappointed by the three all draw with Newport County at the weekend actually shows how far the club have come since the beginning of this league campaign.

The game certainly ebbed an flowed as they took the lead, before Peter Murphy grabbed the first of a brace to bring us back on level terms. We then went ahead through Kal Naismith and led until the final 20 minutes where they drew level, and Murphy gave us a lead a few minutes from time before an injury time strike again pulled them level.

Speaking to the press following the game Beattie was obviously disappointed to have not seen the game out, but that disappointment was offset with plenty of positives, especially as we lost the return fixture on the opening day 4-1.

‘We are all disappointed but it shows how far we have come, we lost at Newport, and we are now disappointed with a draw against them. And I think there is more to come from us.’

Beattie goes on to say that we looked magnificent in the game going forward so he certainly can’t fault our spirit or efforts, but he was disappointed with the errors we made in defence because ultimately enough little mistakes will lead to a big one and on that day that proved to be the different between an extra two points.

‘It’s a bitter pill to swallow but we have got to pick out the positives, we finish matches strongly, our team spirit is second to none and that’s why I love them. But we need to establish how we allowed Newport to get back into it with just minutes to play – I believe we will iron it out though.’

Of course another positive for the gaffer was the response to the Fleetwood Town defeat, as we at least picked up another point and avoided suffering back to back losses and that point does keep us in close touching distance of those above us, so a couple of wins could really rocket us away from the bottom.