YELLOWS' manager Leigh Robinson liked what he saw despite admitting to some frustration after his Tiverton side were shaded out by on-a-roll visitors Hungerford Town.
The Crusaders brought to an end Tivvy's three-game unbeaten Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South start to Leigh's managerial tenure at the Ian Moorcroft Stadium with a 1-0 win from a goal in the last ten minutes.
"It was a really close game decided on the smallest of margins," said Leigh. "I don’t think we did enough to win the game, but I also don’t think we deserved to lose it. A draw would certainly have been a fair result, but fair play to Hungerford - they came up with a moment of quality when it mattered.
"We’re frustrated but not too downhearted as we went toe to toe against a really good side and have made loads of progress in the last month. If we keep playing like that, I’ll have no concerns over this season at all.
"It’s a bit frustrating because in the two away games recently, we’ve been clinical in front of goal but, in the two home games we’ve had [a 0-0 draw against Harrow and the Hungerford defeat], we just haven’t quite had the composure in the final third to force a result. But, overall we’re making positive strides.
"We’ve two more hard games this week against promotion-chasing sides and if we perform like today, we’ll have a good chance to pick up points."