Gloucester City boss Tim Harris praised the resolve and team spirit his side showed as they twice came from behind twice to draw at the full-time AFC Fylde.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers went behind early on through in-form striker Danny Rowe who lobbed a delicious chip over Jasbir Singh, but hit back with 20 minutes of the game to go through substitute Craig Reid.\r\n\r\nWith ten minutes left, Fylde thought they’d won it as Steve Williams found the net, but substitute Joe Parker struck a late equaliser to earn the Tigers a share of the spoils.\r\n\r\n”We’ve shown tremendous character today” Harris said, speaking after the game. “We’ve gone behind twice but we stuck at it – they had a lot of possession and some very good chances.\r\n\r\n”But as I said to the boys in the changing room, we defended well. We put our bodies on the line, Jaz [Singh] has pulled off some unbelievable saves and that just shows the character and team spirit that we’ve got.\r\n\r\n”To come to a place like this, it’s a superb set up on a very heavy pitch with driving rain all afternoon, it’s quite easy sometimes to lose your focus and I felt we never lost that.\r\n\r\n”We caused them problems, scored a couple of goals and come away with a point so I’m delighted with the response from all of the players.”\r\n\r\nParker’s goal in the 89th minute marked the second time this season he has come off the bench to score an equaliser, but Harris says it is harsh to label Parker as a ‘super sub’.\r\n\r\n”I think it’s a little unkind on Joe to be fair. We know what he can do and he is a goalscorer, he gets a chance and he puts it away.\r\n\r\n”The pleasing thing for me was Thursday night because he hasn’t played in the last game [against Boston on Monday], but he’s taken it on the chin and he’s got his head down and worked really hard. In training on Thursday he was so, so sharp and today he’s taken his goal ever so well.”\r\n\r\nHarris also praised fellow goalscorer Craig Reid on his performance after he came on at half time.\r\n\r\n”I’m pleased for Craig Reid today. Craig has got a lot of experience and in the second half when he came on, he kept hold of the ball, he looked intelligent and it just gave us another dimension.\r\n\r\n”I know [the goal] was a tap in but for him to be in the right place at the right time shows what he’s about.”\r\n\r\nThe travelling contingent of Tigers fans were also on Harris mind.\r\n\r\n”I have to say, again the fans were absolutely unbelievable. They make the effort to come all the way up here and they’ll go home happy and I’m pleased with that.\r\n\r\nYou can read the match report from yesterday’s game here and read the fans view here.
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