Shots run placates Holdsworth

02 April 2011 08:00
Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth was pleased to have maintained his team's eight-match unbeaten run, but felt his side deserved a win after the goalless draw at Southend. Aldershot created the better chances of the first half, with Southend goalkeeper Glenn Morris denying Jermaine McGlashan and former Blues midfielder Luke Guttridge. Southend's best chances fell to Barry Corr, who fired over from Anthony Grant's free-kick early in the game and then glanced a header from Ryan Hall's free-kick just over the crossbar. Holdsworth said: "I was delighted with the performance, but would have been happier if we have had got a result. We have bossed the game and the lads have played very well, but the score is not a reflection of the play. "For 95% of the match we have bossed it and I didn't see a threat, but you have to concentrate for 90 minutes and we didn't, which let them have two chances. "But we have to accept a clean sheet away from home and we have hit the post, so it just wasn't going to be. This [Southend] is a good club with high expectations, so we have to take a point. Could we have taken more? Yes. But we have extended our run which is important."

Source: PA