Brady pleased with hard-fought point at Doncaster

Town out of the relegation zone on goal difference

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 5:46 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th March 2021, 5:50 pm
Jon Brady.

Cobblers boss Jon Brady was pleased with both the performance and the result after his side held Doncaster Rovers to a goalless draw on Saturday.

It was not the most entertaining of spectacles at the Keepmoat but Town were gritty and hard-working in their defending and Doncaster created only one clear chance throughout the 90 when Jonathan Mitchell saved from Cameron John in the first-half.

The visitors had one or two moments themselves as Ryan Watson and Shaun McWilliams went close before half-time and then Watson inadvertently appeared to prevent Mickel Miller's corner from crossing the line.

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But it was a well-earned and potentially crucial point for the Cobblers, who jump back out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

"It was a good performance all-round," said Brady. "We really worked hard and you saw we were very organised.

"We restricted them to one real effort - a good save from Mitch in the first-half - and I thought we had a couple chances ourselves. Shaun has one that just goes inches wide and then Watto has the shot that was going in before it was deflected wide.You fancy him in that position the form he's in.

"We then have the corner in the second-half where the ball hits Ryan Watson's face on the line and it stops it going in, it wasn't the goalkeeper who made the save, so that was unfortunate.

"But all in all I'm pleased. There are things we need to be better at, especially on the ball, but we know that. Our organisation and work-rate out of possession was excellent."