Jim Bentley was proud that his AFC Fylde side showed the character required to survive with few alarms against Sutton United despite playing close to half the game with ten men.
The red card for Jordan Thompson – “a little harsh” was boss Bentley’s first impression – was undoubtedly the pivotal point in the goalless draw.
The manager said: “We were quite in control, and despite one chance in the first half for them we were quite comfortable.
“We tried to get the players to express themselves and we were unlucky with Yeates hitting the crossbar.
“I thought the opposition dug in and worked extremely well.
“They’re in good form (having taken seven points from their previous three games), so credit to them for digging in.”