Gardiner pleased with clean sheet

Verdict after Chorley….

MATT GARDINER was pleased with the hard work that saw Harriers earn a clean sheet in Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw at Chorley.

A fairly quiet game at Victory Park saw both teams have sights of the target but, in truth, it was never a game that produced a wealth of goalmouth action.

It left Harriers to reflect on the positives – namely another point on their travels, and another clean sheet to boot.

Speaking after the game, Gardiner acknowledged that the conditions had played their part but rightly dished out praise to the squad for the way they again dug in to ensure they came away with something.

“The pitch was very boggy and it was very difficult to play as we normally do,” he said.

“The gaffer has mentioned over the last few weeks that we’ve seen a different side of the boys and we’re very proud of them.

“They have come and put in a performance and stuck up for themselves; we did all the off-the-ball, dirty work to make sure we got a clean sheet.

“The boys have stepped up to the challenge and with a bit more luck we might have pinched something up at the other end.

“It’s a good point away from home.”

The game saw a flurry of red cards amid a coming together of bodies on the touchline.

“We just concentrate on playing and we get on with it,” added Gardiner.

“The referee dealt with it and we move on.”

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