WEST Auckland boss Peter Dixon admitted that he looked on and admired what was an epic encounter on Saturday as his side came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Ashington.
Dixon said: “I thought it was a great game between two good sides who were going for it hammer and tong – it was a proper Northern League game.
“In fact I felt like a neutral at times because I sat back and enjoyed it.”
Dixon was, however, annoyed by the way his side leaked both goals.
“I was disappointed in the manner in which we conceded but in terms of outfield play I was delighted,” he said.
“I thought Ashington looked dangerous on set pieces and the two chances in the first half, including the goal, were from set plays whilst the second strike was from a throw-in. I thought we switched off.
“I was happy with our first half and second half showing.
“To be fair, Ashington are a massive, massive side and it’s not rocket science to see that they are going to be good aerially.
“I thought the game was hard to call and a draw was a fair result.
“There wasn’t a lot of football played and in terms of out and out chances I thought we shaded it, but two-nil down, I would have taken a draw that’s for sure.”