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23 August 2014

Iron manager Russ Wilcox was pleased with his side's character after the 1-1 away draw at Yeovil Town.

United picked up their first point of the season, coming from behind with a late Paddy Madden equaliser after Kieffer Moore had put the hosts ahead.

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"It wasn't a great performance. It wasn't great to watch as a spectacle but the bottom line is getting off the mark," Wilcox told The Iron Player.

"We showed good resilience and togetherness. Yeovil had set-plays going into our box from all angles in the last 20 minutes and we dealt with everything that went in there.

"The work we've done on the training ground, in terms of making the first contact, has been pleasing.

"We're obviously disappointed with the goal we conceded again, but 99 times out of 100 that it came in the box today we made first contact.

"It's just about sticking together and having a go and hoping we create that one last chance.

"The substitutes played a part in the equalising goal. It was a great bit of play. Hakeeb Adelakun had a good impact on the game when we came on. Gary McSheffrey played a great ball through and Paddy did his bit.

"All of a sudden he released a shot and placed it past the goalkeeper at the near post.

"We hung on and deserved that point for the character we showed."

Hakeeb Adelakun could have perhaps scored a winner late on as capitalising on a defensive lapse, but home goalkeeper Chris Weale was equal to it.

He added: "It was a tough chance. The goalkeeper did really well. He got lucky too with the slide tackle. He gambled and it paid off for the goalkeeper."

See much more from Russ Wilcox, and others, on The Iron Player.

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