Chris Bolder, manager of North Ferriby United, relegated from the Vanarama National League North, was happy after holding play-off chasing Spennymoor Town to a 1-1 draw on Thursday night.
The result leaves Moors relying on results elsewhere tomorrow if they are to make the top seven.
Bolder told his club`s website: “This was another outstanding performance. You can see what is being created. Every player, including those coming off the bench had a desire to get something out of the game. We defended well and put bodies on the line.
“When we got the ball we had cool heads out there to get us going forward.
“I’ve got to give a special mention to Lewis Exall, He was outstanding on the night. It’s not easy for a second-choice keeper to come in and perform well after spending most of the season training and sitting on the bench then playing like that is amazing. I’m so pleased for him.
“I was pleased with the overall performance. We had three good opportunities in the first half. If we’d nicked right at the end it would perhaps have been a bit harsh on Spennymoor. The chance was one of those situations where if you mishit the ball you often score. Jordan Harrison hit it sweetly and the keeper made a magnificent save”.