THERE were positives for Highworth Town co-manager Ross Adams to take from Saturday’s uneventful goalless draw at Bristol Manor Farm.

Chances for both Town and Farm were at a premium as Worthians’ latest Southern League Division One fixture ended in a draw – a result which moved the club into 13th place.

The scrappy contest was always likely to be won by a solitary goal, but in the end Adams spoke with pride when asked about his squad’s defensive output and said he has positive signs to build on ahead of Wednesday night’s visit of Totton.

Adams said: “It’s easy to see why both teams are where they are in the league because of the performances.

“We especially lacked a bit of quality in the final third. But we defended well for 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet away from home, so we can take positives from that.

“Bristol Manor Farm are very much like ourselves, I think we both cancelled each other out because we are similar ability wise.

“Neither ‘keeper had a real save to make during the game, it was a battle between two even teams.”

It might concern Adams and Fisher that their squad has failed to score in three of the six games they have been in charge of.

Adams wants more players and crosses in the box in future games, a tactic that is likely to be deployed in the week.

He added: “Since myself and John (Fisher, co-manager) joined, we have struggled to score goals.

“It’s something we need to work on as a team going forward. Defensively we’ve been solid, but we do need to start scoring goals.”