Manager Dave Challinor believes that yesterday’s 3-3 draw at Harrogate Town could prove to be huge in the title race.

The Coasters moved eleven points clear at the top of the National League North thanks to Matty Hughes’ late equaliser and Challinor was pleased with the character of his side.

“We got a point that maybe we didn’t deserve but we showed really good character. We’ve dug in and I said at half time a draw wouldn’t be a bad result regardless of what other teams did. When you come in after the game and see the other results, it becomes a massive point for us.

“We conceded poor goals from our perspective. The one time that we’ve got ourselves in front, we’ve not controlled that lead for long enough. They then scored two goals to put us behind and I suppose then you’re looking for one chance in that late stage of the game.

“Fortunately, that one chance came to us. The keeper’s made a decent save and thankfully Hughesey has managed to put it in. If you could have ended the game then, I would definitely have done because we were a little bit walking wounded.

“We had thrown a lot of forward players at the end and thrown caution to the wind. Like I said, we showed a massive amount of character out there to get something from the game.”