MANAGER Gary Hackett shouldered the responsibility for Stourbridge's toothless showing against Witton.

The Glassboys battled to a goalless draw with their visitors but had Matt Gould to thank after a string of fine saves helped them pick up a point despite not being at their free-flowing best.

Hackett admits he didn't get the balance right as he looked to cover key injuries, notably that of midfielder Tom Tonks and winger Matt Dodd.

He said: "I'll hold my hands up. I didn't get it right tactically and when we wanted to make the changes I wasn't able to do what I wanted because of the injuries. We had to change Kennedy Digie and Darryl Westlake at half time because of injury.

"They both had to come off and Kyle Perry was struggling with his calf so again I've had to switch things around.

"I make mistakes as a manager and I looked at myself today. I did find it hard to get that balance right.

"Let's be honest, we were very poor. Very poor in possession, very poor out of possession and the only saving grace is that when you play as poorly as we did today you make sure you don't lose the game. That's three clean sheets on the bounce and the back four and Gouldy deserve a lot of praise.

"Matt was outstanding. We know he's a good goalkeeper but it's not just his shot stopping, it's his taking off crosses too. Everything about his game was good."