SPORTING boss Bren Kelly was quick to take the positives after his side fought out an opening day draw with Biggleswade.

The clash at the Victoria Ground ended 1-1 after Rich Gregory cancelled out on early opener from the visitors.

Kelly was pleased with the showing from his side but thought a draw was the fair result.

He said: “We were underdogs against a side who finished seventh last year. They are a very well organised side, physical, dangerous. I’m pleased with a point.

“It took us 25 minutes, maybe even 30 to get going, which was frustrating because we seemed to be second guessing ourselves and waiting on things to happen and we didn’t really take the game by the scruff of the neck.

“When we were a bit more braver on the ball and moved it we looked more like ourselves. We started created chances and it was a fantastic cross from Liam Spink and a really good finish by Richy (Gregory) and we didn’t really want half time to come at that stage.

“It was very windy and it was swirling all over the place and some of the goal kicks were coming back almost on the 18 yard box, so it was difficult for the players.

“It was strange because it’s never normally that windy here so it’s something we haven’t really come across before. But it was the same for them so we both had to deal with it.

“There were chances at both ends but I think a draw was the fair result.

“It was a really tough game and legs would have got tired towards the end and mentally you have to really be tuned in.

“But we’ll take loads of positives from this. It was our first game and it’s given us an opportunity to gauge what we’re going to be coming up against week in, week out.

“I’ve just said to the lads in there, we’ve nothing to fear.”