JOINT-MANAGER Michael Walther felt Basildon United deserved to pick up all three points after settling for a goalless draw at Romford.

The Bees travelled to East Thurrock United’s Rookery Hill looking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to Felixstowe & Walton United last time out, but the visitors were unable to capitalise on a number of clear cut chances.

And Walther believes Basildon should have claimed victory.

“I think, based on the chances we created, we deserved all three points,” said Walther, who has joined Lee Connor in the dugout.

“We had five chances cleared off the line and although they created a few problems for us with their diamond formation in the first half, we were the better side.

“Their goalkeeper made a couple of saves after we went through one-on-one and it was a bit disappointing that we couldn’t take any of our chances.

“But it was pleasing to pick up the first point since Lee and I were named joint-managers of the club.”

Basildon United: Olajide, Mead, Brown, Okah, Whitby, Turpin, Cobblah, Pibworth (Taylor 81), Nyanja, Spencer, Reed (Santos 90)