Dennis Greene praised his Boston United side’s resolve after they came from behind to grab a point at Bradford Park Avenue.
Ian Ross curled home a long-range free kick to cancel out Alex Davidson’s opener at the Horsfall Stadium yesterday.
And at the death Netan Sansara almost won it for the Pilgrims with a strike that smashed against John Lamb’s crossbar.
But as the Boston team bus pulled out of Cemetery Road - with United one of four teams locked together at the top of the Skrill North on 32 points - Greene cut a happy figure.
“The boys don’t know when to give in do they?” the manager asked.
“They could’ve thought ‘it’s a long way to Bradford and we were unlucky to lose 1-0’, but they don’t want to lose matches and they’re showing their character.
“We got back to 1-1 and nobody would have denied us a victory if they’d got another goal - we were well in the game.”
Honours were even as the full-time whistle blew, but Greene took time out to praise both sides for playing out a hard-fought contest on a sloppy pitch.
He continued: “I thought it was a really entertaining game.
“The first half, 0-0, and there should have been goals in it. The second half, 1-1, and there should have been a lot more goals in it.
“I thought Bradford played well, I thought we played really well. It was end-to-end stuff, the teams got on with it and the ref let it flow.
“Either team could have got the three points.”
Once again, captain Ian Ross played his part in a Pilgrims goal from a set-piece.
This time he found the net with a strike at goal, and Greene wasn’t surprised.
“He does it for us,” Greene added. “Ninety-four minutes at Oxford and he does an Ian Ross special - and it’s more of the same today.
“Rossy’s capable of that. We couldn’t get a goal in open play today, but we’ll take a 35-yard screamer.
“I’m happy with the draw, it’s a really good away point.”