Kyle Jordan started the game as the focal point to the Tigers’ attack and had several good chances to win the game.
Former Tiger Jan Budtz had a fantastic game as he made a string of good saves to keep the Tigers at bay.
Jordan found the positives in the derby draw.
“I thought going forward it was a massive improvement from last week.
“With the chances we had, I think we’re all disappointed that we haven’t scored. I’ve had a couple, everyone who played up top had a couple of little chances.
“They slowed the game down at the end which showed that they were the happier side with a point, but it keeps the unbeaten streak going so it’s definitely a step in the right direction.”
The Tigers got the ball on the floor today and made some great link-up play in contrast to their highly criticised long ball.
The talisman continued, “We worked on keeping the ball in training.
“I feel like the pitch has been rolled and felt a little bit flatter and easier to play on, but everyone worked really hard which helps too.
“We’ve tried to play today and I think we’re unlucky not to win.”
Kyle had two fantastic chances to get on the scoresheet.
Firstly, he received the ball on the edge of the area, with his back to goal. With his first touch, he flicked the ball into the air before volleying just over the bar on the swivel.
The next chance was almost a work of art, as he plucked a high ball into his stride and raced towards goal. Jordan lifted the ball over Jan Budtz, but the ‘keeper managed to raise an arm and claw it away to safety.
He explained, “The first one I had my back turned, so I was hitting it blind really, and I’ve caught it too well as it went just over the bar.
“The second one I still don’t know how he’s saved it!
“It was a great first touch, the ball was going too fast to take it around the keeper, so my only option was to lift it, which I did, but he stuck an arm up and saved it, which was a brilliant save.”
This was Kyle’s first start since his sending-off in our 1-0 away win at Penistone Church.
Jordan added, “It was so good to get back out there.
“I’ve been suspended for three weeks and I’ve had a drink and a laugh with the fans, but it was frustrating not being able to play.
“I didn’t expect to go straight back into the game.
“It would have been good to win it, however, I’m delighted to be back.”
By Devon Cash
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