Lee Mitchell was pleased with his side’s resilience as they dug in to claim a battling point against Sporting Khalsa on Sunday.
Mitchell’s side came from 2-0 down to secure a draw thanks to goals from Chantelle Robinson and Amy Kay.
He said: “We had to work for that point in the end - in this league if you don’t turn up for 90 minutes you’re going to have to dig yourself out of a hole.
“We were more like ourselves in the second half with the urgency and work-rate we expect. The way we regrouped and put the pressure on during that period was good.
“We never quit and showed good character, that resilience was key and we deserved the point in the end.”
Mitchell is looking forward to a return to the LNER Stadium on Saturday when his side host Newcastle United in the FAWNL Cup determining round.
He added: “Hopefully we’ll get the same support we did when we played there for the first game of the season.
“It’s a nice little break from the league and everyone is excited to play at the stadium again.”