BRIAN Stock can take ‘lots of positives’ from the Terras’ 1-1 draw against Dover Athletic - although he admits it wasn’t until the second half that his team were able to dominate the game.

An evening kick off at the Bob Lucas Stadium in front of the BT Sport cameras on Saturday opened up an opportunity for Stock’s side to demonstrate their attacking ability to the country, and they went into the clash as genuine favourites. But ultimately, a lack of clinical finishing and creativity cost the Terras and it resulted in a share of the points.

Terras’ boss Stock told Echosport: “I thought the first thirty minutes were way below our standards, we didn’t move the ball with purpose, our energy levels were not there. It took us time to grow into the game but the final fifteen minutes of the first half were very positive and we got the equaliser.”

He added: We totally dominated the game in the second half but we lacked that final cross or shot or someone to spark something out of nothing. If we had managed to get the second, then it probably would have been three or four.

“We’ve come off the pitch disappointed which shows how much belief we have in the squad to get wins in this league. Lots of positives.”

Asked about whether the absences of Sean Shields and Josh Leslie-Smith were a contributing factor in the lack of attacking output, Stock said: “Not at all, they’ve been very good for us but I believe in every member of the squad when there’s players that can come in and replace them so it doesn’t concern me.”