Phil Parkinson insisted a point was the least Altrincham deserved after a late Josh Hancock equaliser extended their lead at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier at Stourbridge on Monday night.

Hancock salvaged a 1-1 draw with a close-range finish, after John Johnston’s 76th-minute penalty was parried by the Stourbridge keeper, but Parkinson saw it as scant reward for his side’s dominance, particularly in a one-sided second half.

“It was massively important we took something, and a point was the very least we were due after playing like that,” said the Alty boss. “I actually thought we deserved all three, but I can take great heart from the fight my players showed – full credit to them for coming back and absolutely dominating the second half against a side who were one of the favourites, along with ourselves, to win this league at the start of the season.

“I don’t know the percentage figures for possession in the second half, but it would be something ridiculous. I felt we dominated the game overall. They had a bit of possession in the first half, but not much, then it was all us after that, and it was a pleasure to watch.

“I actually enjoy watching us. That’s why I come to football. It’s not because I see it as a job – I want to enjoy seeing my team play, and anyone here tonight would see we were the ones trying to play football the way I think it should be played.”

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