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It was a fantastic away point at Concord. We knew when we came here it was going to be a difficult place to get a result, and I did think on the way up here that it could be a nil-nil. It's the third time we've had a 0-0 against them, but it's a difficult pitch to play on, they're a difficult side to play against because they get the ball forward in to good areas, and we defended well, so although there wasn't a lot from us going forwards we'd have taken a point before hand against a team that's been in good form.
I think great credit goes to the back five for their performance. One of the main reasons we've started to keep clean sheets is that Jamie Collins and Shaun Cooper have become a really good partnership and we saw that today. It was also great to see Dale Binns on the pitch today, that's a great plus, and when you consider we played the last fifteen minutes or so with ten men, to still come away with a point was a good result. I don't really remember Aaron having to make a save apart from the early free kick that hit the post, but we didn't really work their goalkeeper enough. Bedsente Gomis had a chance in the first five minutes when their defender cleared off the line, and Jamie White's shot in the second half was well saved, but the big talking point for us was that we felt we should have had a definite penalty. For me the referee's got to give a goal kick or a penalty. It was right in front of our supporters and they saw it, and we saw it from the sidelines, and to us it was a definite penalty, and in a game that we knew would be one of few chances it was an important decision from the referee which for me he got wrong.
Like most people in the ground I didn't see the incident that saw Glen sent off. I thought it was a good challenge from both Craig and their player, both going for the ball, but at the end of the day the linesman has seen something and the referee's sent Glen off which means he'll miss the next six games. That's massively disappointing, because Glen's been a big part of what we've been trying to do for the past month or so, especially since I made him captain, and to be without him for that length of time is a huge blow.