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Ward will take point

Manager John Ward was satisfied with a share of the spoils following Bristol Rovers' 0-0 draw with Northampton.

Both sides had more than enough chances to take all three points but the

experienced Matt Duke and his opposite number Steve Mildenhall were not to be beaten as both goalkeepers pulled off some impressive saves.

Ward said: "It's been a big week for us and we've just played two form teams and both of them away from home so we're happy to remain unbeaten and to add another point to our haul.

"That's a good point for us because we've worked extremely hard in our three games this week and I'm sure Northampton will say the same about their fixtures.

"Both teams were trying to win it in the second half and it seemed like in the first half that the main thing both teams were focusing on was not conceding the first goal. We tried to lift it at half-time and I think both teams did that; if we'd been chatting about a 2-2 draw everyone would be saying what a good game it was.

"Who knows if a draw was the right result? Their keeper made a blinding save and Tom Parkes had a header cleared off the line so maybe we've come closer."