'I thought we edged it and game was there to win, but we needed more'
YORK City deserved maximum points from their home match against Cheltenham Town, according to their manager Gary Mills.
The ex-Nottingham Forest full-back guided the Bootham Crescent club to a pair of Wembley victories last season in the FA Trophy and Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final.
They have made a solid start to life back in the Football League after an eight-year absence and they caused Cheltenham problems on Saturday.
Neither side could muster a goal, but Mills felt York should have won.
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"I thought we edged it, to be honest, and it was a game there to win," Mills said. "We needed extra in the last third, but we didn't quite have it.
"We had a couple of good chances and Lee Bullock probably had the best in the second half, but the positives are a clean sheet and another big point. It shows we are tough to beat."
Kaid Mohamed went within a whisker of snatching a victory for Cheltenham with a shot that bounced on the line after hitting the bar, and Mills admitted he feared a goal was going to be given.
"We did not scrape a point and we had the better of it, but I thought they'd scored," he said.
"I thought the shot hit the stanchion and came out, so Cheltenham will be disappointed with that, but it's a big point for us.
"I feel a bit of disappointment around the ground, for the right reasons again, after a game we could and should have won."
York substitute John McReady was forced off with a dislocated shoulder, while skipper Chris Smith was substituted at half-time as a precaution after feeling tightness in a hamstring.