We suspected that going to Bamber Bridge last Saturday would be difficult, so it’s no surprise that we had to work very hard to earn a point.
The two sides ended up cancelling each other out in the end.
They had more possession, and although there weren’t too many chances, we probably had the better of them.
Bridge are strong at home and score a lot of goals so it’s testament to our character and organisation that we kept a clean-sheet and restricted them to limited opportunities.
We had to defend well, but just like the back five have been all season, they were superb.
Our centre-halves Andy Milne and Greg Anderson were brilliant on the day, while Mikey Ingham has proved a great addition in goal since he joined us.
I am going into games really confident in the lads behind me.
I don’t expect us to concede goals at the moment, so we’ve got the mindset that if we can get a goal or two then we’ve got a great chance of winning matches.
This is a big positive and helps breed confidence throughout the team.
This week we go to Glossop North End in the FA Trophy.
We beat them at our place in the league recently, but that was a night game and they’d had to travel, so I think we caught them a bit cold at the start of the game.
That won’t be the case on Saturday, and they’re a good side, so we know it’s going to be a big challenge.
We’d obviously like a run in the Trophy, but if we’re being realistic we know it’s going to be very hard to make much progress.
You’re going to come up against professional teams full of extremely good players.
It’s always nice to do well in the cup competitions though and it’s a chance to win some prize money for the chairman and the board who are always putting their hands in their pockets to back the club.
There’s no real expectation on us, so we can just to Glossop and have a real good go.