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Ward pleased with stalemate

Bristol Rovers manager John Ward praised his side as they picked up a "superb point" in a goalless draw at York.

The visitors found themselves under the cosh early on and Ward was quick to congratulate his defence for keeping out York's in-form attackers.

Rovers had chances of their own to win the game with striker Matt Harrold heading against a post and John-Joe O'Toole having a goal disallowed for offside.

"It's absolutely a good point. We're playing a team who have won their last three games and they've paid money to bring some signings in - something which is pretty unusual in League Two," Ward said.

"They're a good side, but so are we and it doesn't surprise me that we cancelled each other out because both teams have tightened up at the back quite well. But being away from home against a team in this kind of form makes it a superb point.

"The back four and our goalkeeper were all superb. The saves Steve Mildenhall made were terrific, and I thought our two centre-halves did very well in working out their major threats.

"We had opportunities at the other end ourselves; I can't complain too much about the disallowed goal as I didn't see it."