Moore happy with point

Last updated : 13 February 2006 By Dave Moore
Latics manager Ronnie Moore was impressed with his teams defending on Saturday but felt that he could have come away with a win but for poor finishing. He said, "It was unbelievable with the chances we had, particularly in the first half. Some seemed unmissable but unfortunately, at the moment, we just can't seem to find the back of the net. But a draw was probably a fair result."

I am just glad we have moved off 43 points because we seemed to be stuck there for quite while. We got out of the 30's in no time, four games I think it was. We want to get as close to the top-six as we can and maybe now we can start." It is important we keep picking up points, push on and who knows how far we can go? Lee Grant (pictured) made some great saves but it is the other end that worries me and it is vital we start scoring again. It is a pity we couldn't have come in at half-time a goal up because we might have gone on from there. It began to look like a 0-0 with the chances that went begging. Richard Butcher had the pick very early on. He had gone through and only had to side foot the ball and it was in the back of the net, but he went for power instead and it flew wide. He said the last time he played there he scored the goal in a 1-0 win Luke Beckett also had a good chance but the ball went through his legs on the line. If it is going to go for you on a good day those sort of opportunities end up in the back of the net."