IT WAS a game that needed a goal to spark it into life – and it never came.

I wouldn’t know where to start to set a team up for a 0-0 so it is a bit of mystery.

I have seen Bridgwater play with a lot more enterprise. They looked as if they just wanted to hit us on the break. Having said that, it is not their job to come and entertain. They wanted a result.

From our perspective, we played as if there was a lack of self belief. We looked tentative.

The stats from the game make sorry reading. They had one shot on target and we had five efforts on goal and none of them on target.

It was like two teams desperate not to lose and I suppose I would have taken a point before the game.

We were not much of a threat going forward but the defence looked solid.

A lot of their play goes through the No 11 Nat Pepperall and I understand it was his last game before an operation. I thought Matt Pritchett handled him well. It was one of Pritch’s best games.

There was one crunching tackle of his in the middle of the park during the second half when if he had mistimed it they would have been through on goal and he would have been off. He likes to tackle, the boy. We are still accumulating points without really playing well.

Lee Fowler has come in and got 90 minutes which will do him good. He was disappointed with the way he played but he wants to pass the ball and you could see his quality at times.

I told him not to have too many expectations about this level of football and it was all a bit fast and furious. At least he knows what it is like now.

Chris Thompson came through the game well after injury and I am told Scott Mason should at last be ready for the Gosport game at the weekend.

Our only injury worry is Lyndon Tompkins who had to come off with a tight groin.