HINCKLEY United manager Dean Thomas was happy with a “well-deserved point” after the Knitters drew 1-1 with Worcester City on Saturday, writes LIAM GIBBS.
At the end of an uninspiring first half, Hinckley fell behind to Mike Symons’ neat finish, but Omar Bogle levelled with 13 minutes remaining for a crucial point in the battle to avoid the drop.
Thomas said: “I thought it was a well deserved point in the end.
“It was disappointing to concede such a sloppy goal just before half time again, as we never defended it well, but I thought we came out well after the break.
“We took the game to them, we changed system, put a bit more pressure on them and got the goal that we deserved.
“Overall, it was a great hardworking performance, and a great point.”
The result means that the Knitters are now a point above Vauxhall Motors, who occupy the final relegation spot, ahead of the visit of already-doomed Blyth Spartans next week.
Thomas added: “Lloyd Kerry had a good game at right back, as we keep moving him around and trying to fill that void, and Sam Belcher improves every game.
“He works hard and he played exceptionally well in midfield, and Omar got stronger as the game wore on.
“In the end, it was a good all round performance, and it was a good collective team performance today.”