York boss Gary Mills was disappointed to only leave with a point from his side's 0-0 draw at Fleetwood but hailed his 'excellent' players.

The Minstermen bossed the first half but failed to take advantage with Matty Blair and Michael Potts failing to convert good chances to hand their side an early advantage. Keeper Scott Davies somehow turned Blair's effort wide and minutes later Potts should have put York ahead, somehow missing the target from five yards.

"I thought we were excellent," Mills said. "For 90 minutes we've had a good shape about us. We played well at Chesterfield and lost, we played well again today and our players were excellent.

"We've come here and got ourselves a clean sheet which I'm delighted about, it's a good point, it should have been all three. But if you don't concede you don't lose. All you can do is create chances and get into the position to take those chances.

"We haven't taken some opportunities which have come along, but I'm not going to knock my players because I thought we were excellent. I'm proud of the performance they have put in."

The home side came into the game as the second half progressed and could have snatched the lead with ten minutes remaining - Alex Titchiner running into a brick wall in the York box but Steven Gillespie alert to the loose ball, his shot cannoning wide off the boots of City keeper Michael Ingham.

Gillespie combined well with fellow substitute Damien Johnson in the dying minutes to create one last opening for the home side, his weak header not enough to test Ingham. And Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander admitted his side hadn't done enough to merit a win.

He said: "I would have said before the game a draw would be points lost but after that I would say we gained two. We didn't play well enough to win the game. York were the superior team in the first half.

"Second half we got at them a little more but I'm not going to lie and say I thought we should have three points because I don't think we should. We haven't asked them to do anything different from the last three games. We just lacked aggression and energy.

"It doesn't matter what tactics or formation you play if you lack that you're not going to make anything of the game. There are two positives to take, we've got a points and we've got a clean sheet."