Harrison keen to take out the positives

The New Saints drew one all with Airbus UK on Saturday and although Harrison was disappointed that his side could not manage to hold on to the victory, the former Airbus manager admitted that a draw was probably a fair reflection of the game, ‘I thought the result was a fair reflection on the game. I thought that we controlled the first half an hour and possibly should have been more than one nil up and I think that would have been it. At 1-0 we are talking about a good team who have strengthened in the transfer window and they have already got good players. They put us under a bit of pressure. They were direct and they were a big physical team. We needed to deal with that and we did deal with that to a certain extent. At some point if you keep on putting the ball in the box you are going to get opportunities.  Apart from that, they only had a couple of shots from the edge of the box. Greg Draper had a good chance in the first half from the rebound off the keeper but overall I think it was a fair result. I think the penalty shouts were very dubious and if one of them would have been given against us I would have been furious. There certainly weren’t any stone wall penalties.’

Harrison was also keen to take the positives out of the game and said, ‘I think the positive side of it is we stay five points clear at the top. We haven’t won the game but if this match was against anyone else, Airbus would have closed the gap. They are going to have a tough game against Connah’s Quay on Friday so you can’t guarantee that they are going to win the game. We are happy we have the points in the bag. A win today would have given us a bit more breathing space but we didn’t get it so we need to dress ourselves down and prepare for the final ten games of the season.’