Chris Plummer described the 1-1 Boxing Day draw at Boston United as “a very good result” for Corby Town.
The Steelmen fell behind to Marc Newsham’s goal early in the second half but levelled just three minutes later through Sam Ives.
Corby should have gone in front when Avelino Vieira conspired to shoot at goalkeeper Danny Haystead having initially slipped with an open goal to aim at.
But, in the end, manager Plummer was grateful for a share of the spoils as the Pilgrims, now under the leadership of former Corby boss Graham Drury, piled on the pressure late on with only a fine goalkeeping display from Paul Walker keeping them at bay while Spencer Weir-Daley hit the inside of the post in stoppage-time.
“To take a point was a very good result for us,” the Steelmen boss said.
“The conditions were very difficult for both sides and certainly in the first half they dominated affairs.
“But we looked better after the break and we went straight down the other end to get a goal after they had scored.
“They put us under a lot of pressure late on so overall I was very pleased with a point.
“We had a fantastic opportunity to go 2-1 up and I am still not sure how we didn’t score, the conditions played a part in it but we really should have scored.
“It is one of those things and Avelino will be more disappointed than anyone. He doesn’t need me or anyone else to tell him.
“It has been a while since he has scored. His hold up play and general play outside the box is good but he needs that elusive goal.”
Plummer, meanwhile, confirmed top scorer Josh Moreman is already doubtful for Saturday’s Blue Square Bet North trip to FC Halifax after he was withdrawn in the 43rd minute due to a hamstring injury.
Plummer added: “Josh felt a niggle in his hamstring after having a shot.
“We will assess that over the next day or two but it doesn’t look promising for Saturday.”