Dave Challinor spoke to Jack Connor after Saturday’s 0-0 draw away at Gainsborough.


So Chally, a 0-0 draw away here at Gainsborough. Give us your view on how the game went this afternoon?

Obviously it was a tight game as the score line suggests. The pitch looks good from above but there’s actually a lack of grass and it was bouncy, bobbly and really dry and it we thought the rain his morning might have helped us, but it wasn’t the case. Obviously it was a very tight game, not much in it either way but we had two guilt edged chances which we should have buried. It was difficult to create clear cut chances. I know we’ve had one cleared off the line towards the end and they could have nicked it too but it just wasn’t to be.

What are the positives we can take out of today’s game?

The pleasing thing is that we’ve kept a clean sheet and with Tom Hannigan getting man of the match it shows were doing something right at the back, but we need to improve in terms of scoring goals and creating. It wasn’t to be today so we move on, there’s still a lot to play for and we look forward to the game on Saturday against Bradford Park Avenue.

We hit the bar twice in the first half which was just unlucky. Do you think it’s a case of not taking our chances? It must be so frustrating when we clearly should have won the game.

Yeah its frustrating again. Last week was different to this week, we had a lot more clear cut chances last week which we know we could have done better with. Today the chances were few and far between but you’ve got to take the chances you do get and that’s the difference between winning and losing a game. The two really good chances we’ve had ,we’ve hit the bar and we just didn’t get that bit of luck again today and it’s been like that for the past few weeks but we’ll pick ourselves up and go again. It’s always going to be difficult as we come towards the end of the season, we’ve just got to stay in the picture and try to win as many games as possible.

Bradley Barnes was back in the side today, how did you think he coped with the game today?

Brad’s been a big miss for us and it’s great to have him back. He’s vocal on the pitch and sometimes you need someone like that in a game. He played well, as did most of our lads but it’s the result that counts and we couldn’t make it count, but again, we move on to Bradford next week looking for the three points and again at home to Colwyn Bay on Easter Monday.