Ling happy with Gulls point

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Torquay boss Martin Ling refused to be too downhearted following the goalless draw Oxford at Plainmoor.

Both sides hit the woodwork in the second period following a dour first half but neither could force the breakthrough.

Ling said: "If I am completely honest I have got to say that a draw was a fair result."

He added: "The first half it was a bit of a non-event, there was a lot of ball in the air and we didn't quite get our passing play going and we were off the boil. I thought we matched them a lot more in the second half.

"Even in the first half they didn't have any chances. In the second half we had the better chances with Ian Morris and Lee Mansell but they hit the woodwork twice in the last few minutes."

Oxford boss Chris Wilder, who saw his side hit a post and the bar in the closing minutes, was also content with a point.

He said: "I think we got away with a draw as well because at the end Torquay also had their chances.

"Both teams are in and around the play-off area and it was always going to be a close game.

"Torquay had a fantastic result on Monday against Swindon, we knew they start quickly and they have got a lot of good players.

"I don't think the playing conditions suited either side and that's nothing against the groundsman, I think it's to do with the weather they have had down here. It was a bit blowy out there and I think both teams would be disappointed with the quality going forward but it was a tight game."

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