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Gaffer pleased to make point against Magpies

6 March 2018

Manager Gary Johnson was pleased with another positive performance as his Cheltenham Town side battled back to earn a deserved point - and were unlucky not to win - against Notts County at the LCI Rail Stadium.

Joe Morrell’s 66th minute goal equalised for the Robins after Terry Hawkridge’s first half opener and despite dominating the latter stages, the hosts were unable to find a winner.

It was the second of two draws against high-placed teams in Sky Bet League Two, after Cheltenham took a point from table toppers Luton last time out.

“From 1-0 down against one of the teams in the top six, who have also been in the top two and three for most of this season and had a good result last week, I was happy with our performance,” said Johnson.

“I thought we played some good football in the first half without looking like scoring, even though we had a couple of half chances early on.”

“I knew that we had to show a lot more intent second half and to be fair we kept our football going and showed more intent to get another goal and we should have done.

“I was celebrating as I though it was a penalty on Jerell (Sellars) but the lads were honest enough to say it was just outside," he added.

"I’m pleased we have got two good results against two very good teams and we could have won them both.”

Johnson made two half-time changes which helped Cheltenham get back into the game, with striker Brian Graham having a late chance to win it after the equaliser.

He added: “We were in the ascendency in the second half so I’m pretty sure the people in Whaddon Road today would have enjoyed their team’s performance - I hope so anyway.”

“He (Brian Graham) would have made an even bigger impact had he taken one or two of those comfortable chances, but it was good that he got in there.

“We did have the free-kick at the end that was inches wide of the post and their keeper had to smoother a few when we had some good shots. All in all, I was pretty happy with our performance as a whole.”

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