Gillingham boss Martin Allen was pleased to pick up a point at York despite his side missing the chance to leapfrog Port Vale at the top of League Two with a goalless draw.

Following the 1-0 win at Bradford at the weekend, Allen admitted that he was happy with a haul of four points from six, but he felt his side failed to create enough chances to win.

"It was a tough game. I didn't like it when I saw York lost 4-0 on Saturday at Wycombe. Obviously we've been up in Yorkshire for a few days preparing, but when you play a team who have lost 4-0 then you're going to have your work cut out.

"We weathered that storm in the first half and we stepped higher up the pitch in the second half and we went after them more. I thought in the second half we played very well but didn't create many chances and I don't think our goalkeeper had a save to make in the second half.

"I would normally go for the win but I've had to pull myself back a bit. Four points from two away games is a good tally for where we are in the league. It's a good clean sheet and a fantastic effort from our players once again."

York City manager Gary Mills hailed his side as they halted a run of two straight defeats.

After leaking eight goals in their past two games, Mills was pleased with the way his side responded and he was also pleased with the impact Michael Rankine had after rejoining the club on loan from Aldershot.

"That was a wholehearted and committed performance from us today to get a result. We got a clean sheet as well that we are thankful for after what has happened over the past few weeks. It's not been easy for us, but to put in a performance like that I thought my players were outstanding.

"We were on the front foot first half and I think they only had the ball in our box about three times. We had to do a bit more second half but I'm pleased for everyone at this football club that we've got a clean sheet tonight. If you get a clean sheet you don't lose and it's as simple as that.

"When you concede goals everyone looks at the back four and the goalkeeper but that starts at the front. Michael's performance upfront tonight was immense. We didn't create as much second half but his performance was outstanding for me and it's possibly what we've missed in recent weeks."