STOURBRIDGE boss Gary Hackett was pleased with the way his side overcame a lacklustre start to take a point from their league opener against Matlock Town.

The Glassboys manager felt his side could even have taken all three points if they'd only been a little more clinical in front of goal in the second half.

He said: "I thought for the first 25 minutes we didn't start particularly well, we didn't keep the ball and we gave a very poor goal away that came straight down the middle.

"Stuart (Pierpoint) has admitted that he's left the ball when he didn't need to and it's given them a little bit of momentum and we've had to fight hard to get back in the game.

"We changed the formation a little and in the last 15 minutes I thought we shaded it and scored at the death to give us some momentum going into the second half.

"I though in the second half we should have won it. We had some good opportunities and didn't quite finish them off.

"It's one of those things, in the first game of the season you want to register something on the board and we got a point. Maybe we're slightly disappointed but it was a tight game and Matlock have some good players.

"We were a yard off the pace but we settled down and got on top at the end. I think they were more relieved for the final whistle than we were.

"I think we might have nicked it at the end but maybe, all in all, a draw was the right result. It's always cagey at the start of the season but we'll look to Coalville on Tuesday night now."