Jason Lee was an unhappy figure as Boston United could only draw with Skelmersdale on Saturday.
However, the Pilgrims mboss also gave the thumbs up to the Evo-Stik North Division One side for their effective showing in the FA Trophy clash.
“I’m not happy because we haven’t won the game. But they’re not a bad team,” Lee said.
“We didn’t disrespect them and they didn’t disappoint.
“They came and had a real go.
“They tried to pass it and they frustrated us a little bit.
“Everyone expected us to go on and win the game. We didn’t do that.
“They didn’t have many opportunities but they scored a good goal.”
Sub Spencer Weir-Daley, who had been sidelined for four matches, levelled after Kenny Strickland fired Skem ahead.
He said: “It was a frustrating day but we didn’t lose the game.
You have to give credit to them, they played some good stuff.
“We should be doing better, considering we’re leagues higher.
“It’s not been a nice three weeks for me, it’s been frustrating.
“So to come on and score, I was really happy. I can take that into the coming games.”
Meanwhile, United captain Gareth Jelleyman told The Standard: “I’m gutted really.
“They’re a good team and play really well, they’re also very confident.
“But I still think we could have done better.
“After going 1-0 down we showed good character to come back.
“Their keeper made a few good saves to keep them in it at the end.”