Both managers declared themselves happy with a point after Morecambe and Cheltenham played out a goalless draw at the Globe Arena.

In a game played in swirling snow and wind both sides struggled to create chances as the defences remained very much on top.

The main talking point of the game was a first-half penalty claim when Sam Deering went down under a challenge from Shrimps midfielder Andy Fleming but the referee waved play on, much to the frustration of Robins boss Mark Yates.

He said: "It was a definite penalty, no question about it but we didn't get it and we have to move on. It was a difficult evening in difficult conditions and I was delighted with the effort of the lads.

"Some of them struggled to get to the coach to even make the journey here and it was a long trip in poor weather conditions but we showed a great fighting spirit that I was pleased with.

"We have been conceding too many goals away from home recently but we looked solid all evening and I can't really remember Scott Brown having any difficult saves to make. We had the best chances to win the game and if anyone was going to take the three points I thought it was going to be us."

Morecambe counterpart Jim Bentley felt a draw was a fair result.

He said: "It was a horrible night for football but credit to both sides because they tried their best to play football on a difficult pitch. We played some decent stuff at times but didn't really create too many chances but we defended well and kept another clean sheet at home which is a positive.

"The good thing is that we extended our unbeaten run to 10 games at home and if we can start to find the net on a more regular basis at home we will start picking up points.

"With a lot of teams not playing this weekend it was important that we picked up a point at least and we did that."