BOSS Tom Killick was left relatively happy after Poole Town battled for a hard-earned point away at Metropolitan Police in Southern League Premier South.

Met Police were unbeaten heading into the tie, sitting in third place with only one goal conceded in the league.

Tony Lee’s second-half opener from the penalty spot was cancelled out by Rudy Allen’s deflected strike in a 1-1 draw devoid of quality chances.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, Killick said: “We’re relatively content with the point. Although because we’re on such a good run, we were hoping to come away with a win.

“I must admit, I was impressed with them. I think they’re the best team we’ve played against, certainly the most effective.

“They work very, very hard for one another. On the one hand they’re very difficult to break down, but when they get the ball they get it forward very early.

“So, we had our work cut out, and I felt we defended very well. We’re a bit frustrated having gone in front we couldn’t keep a clean sheet and come away with all three points.”

Dolphins were without stalwart captain Jamie Whisken, who was replaced by Sean Wright, whilst Jack Dickson was preferred to Jez Bedford on the left wing in the only other change.

It was Dickson who earned Dolphins their penalty after being tripped in the box by Sam de St Croix early into the second half.

Another set-piece led to Met’s equaliser, with Killick left feeling that his side were a little hard done by.

“Their goal was a freekick that shouldn’t have been given,” began Killick.

“Then, after the ball has been delivered into the box, we felt that Luke Holmes was fouled on the edge of the box.

“He’s given them all over the pitch, all game– it’s not massive contact, but it would have been consistent with what the referee has set as a threshold for a free-kick, but he hasn’t given one.

“We’ve conceded a goal from it, so we feel a bit hard done by. Once the dust has settled, we’ll be happy to have a point.”