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21 December 2013

Mark delighted with Amex showing

Mark Robins praised his players after they became the first team to keep a clean sheet at the Amex this season.

Robins’ men restricted Brighton for large parts of the game and when they needed a bit of luck they got it, with Ashley Barnes bundling over a rebound.

The draw is Town’s first in eleven matches.

Robins said: “Brighton are a top team in the division and are in excellent form at the moment. 

“I am delighted with the result because it is a tough place to come. They didn’t create many chances and had a clear cut one, which they maybe should have scored. 

“We had superb support today and I am happy that we have given them a point to go home with.”

Joel Lynch’s suspension gave Robins a problem before the game, but Murray Wallace’s performance proved that he had nothing to worry about. 

“Every one of the players put in a fantastic shift to keep Brighton at bay,” said Mark. “Murray Wallace was fantastic and dealt with everything; he looked assured on the ball and has given me something to think about ahead of the Derby game.

“He has been chomping at the bit for an opportunity and he has taken the one that has been given to him. I am pleased for him.”

Town didn’t create much in the final third, with their best chance coming from an Adam Hammill corner when James Vaughan headed wide.

“On another day we may have created a few more chances, but it just wasn’t to be for us in front of goal. That didn’t bother me though, because it was a different type of performance from my team. It shows that we can tough it out with the best.

“We were more than worthy for a point.”

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