Donald Jennow believes a draw was a fair reflection on proceedings, as he watched his Motherwell side play out a goalless draw with Celtic.
The Motherwell boss’ team battled valiantly at K-Park against former Well manager Eddie Black’s side. Chances were limited throughout, with the game largely being played in midfield.
It was a valuable point for the women of steel, moving them onto four points from four games.
Jennow was pleased with his team but identified areas where the side could make some improvements.
“I think a point was probably fair,” he said. “I thought we defended well and we caused them some real problems on the counter-attack.
“I thought our midfielders were excellent. I thought we kept the ball quite well and we were really competitive. Their energy throughout the game was top notch.”
Jennow’s side came into the game on the back of a disappointing 4-0 home defeat to Hibs.
The result was harsh on the team, who were punished by their clinical opponents in ruthless fashion.
Friday saw a massive improvement from their last scoreline, and Jennow has taken away some big positives from his side’s fruitful performance.
“In the last couple of league games, we have conceded a few goals, and a few poor ones at that. I think throughout the team defensively, not just the back four and the goalkeeper, but the midfield and the shape in front of them.
“I think the clean sheet was a real positive for us. The defensive performance is going to be the foundation for us. If we keep clean sheets, we don’t lose games. So that’s a good place to start on.”
Motherwell’s next fixture is an SWPL quarter-final against Spartans, a repeat of last year’s Scottish Women’ Cup semi-final.
Jennow believes there is plenty to come from his side and that his side won’t begin to rest on their laurels after an impressive performance.
“I am happy enough with the point,” he said. “I think with the quality of squad we’ve got though, we need to get ourselves into a position where we’re not content with a point. I want to get us in a situation where we expect a bit more from ourselves.
“What we will look to build on is what can we add to our game, particularly in the final third. We just have to add a bit more quality and precision so we can perhaps get a few goals.”