Chester FC boss Steve Burr reckons his side's second-half fightback against Kidderminster Harriers showed character.
Arthur Gnahoua and Harry White's spot-kick after Ryan Lloyd had been penalised for handball had the Harriers 2-0 goals to the good at the interval on Burr's return to Aggborough.
Burr admitted he feared the game was lost, however the Blues produced a stirring comeback to draw level through Ross Hannah and James Alabi, and Hannah went close to getting a third before Tony Thompson, who was at fault for Gnahoua's opener, denied Tyrone Williams in the final moments with an excellent save.
In the circumstances Burr believes the point was a valuable one but wasn't happy with his team's first-half showing as the Blues failed to build on the 3-0 win at Altrincham four days earlier.
"What I was looking at was for us to kick on from the other night at Altrincham but again I think the lads just thought they would come, turn up and put one over Kidderminster," said Burr.
"Kidderminster have been in good form and you could see they're a side that's playing with a lot of confidence so it took us 45 minutes to get into gear.
"I'm pleased with how we did in the second-half obviously to get something out of the game that we didn't look like we were going to get anything out of.
In pictures: Action from Chester's 2-2 draw at Kidderminster
"I thought in the second-half we could have perhaps nicked it and we had a great chance was Ross was through and straight after that they've gone up the other end and Tony Thompson's made a brilliant save so all in all it's probably the right result.
"I'm not saying we deserved to win the game by any means. Kiddy played well and they're on a good run at the minute with confidence but it's another game for us where we've picked up a point and we want to put a run together where we can improve.
"There were good things on Saturday particularly in the second-half but when you come in at half-time 2-0 down you think you're going nowhere again and you think it's two steps backwards again so we'll analyse everything during the game and see where we need to improve but I think we showed a lot of character and a lot of fight and determination to get ourselves something out of the game that looked lost at half-time."
As expected, Burr retained the same XI that performed so well against Altrincham, however a lacklustre opening 45 minutes forced him into a reshuffle.
Alabi was thrown on up front alongside Hannah and Ryan Higgins slotted in at right-back in a switch to 4-4-2, leading to a huge improvement but post-game Burr reiterated his belief that the performance of the players on the pitch rather than the formation which determines results.
He said: "Formations don't win you matches, football players win you matches and I've said it to them and said it to them until I'm blue in the face. It's about them and the shift that they put in whether it's 4-4-2, 4-3-3 or whatever.
"The game against Altrincham the other night was won by a hard-earned, workmanlike performance from players and doing the right things on the football pitch. For the first 45 minutes against Kidderminster we didn't do that.
"I didn't really think there was a great deal in the game apart from the two goals that we conceded that from our view in the dugout were very poor, especially the first one and then the penalty which I thought was harsh but you see that these days don't you.
"I've said it before and I'll keep saying it, it's not about formations, it's about players on the park and them putting a shift in and putting a performance whether it's right-back, left-back, centre-half, up front, in the middle of the park or the goalkeeper bringing something to get you a win."