STEVE CUSS described as a performance to “move forward with” Cherries’ Women’s goalless draw with National League Division One South West leaders Cheltenham Town on Sunday.

Played at Verwood Town’s Potterne Park, the point left Cherries as the only remaining side in the division yet to lose a league game.

The Dorset club have won three and drawn three of their opening six contests, taking 12 points to sit fifth in the table with games in hand on those above them.

"I was pleased with the performance in terms of keeping a clean sheet," manager Cuss told the club website, when reflecting on his team’s latest draw.

"That's been important of late and in that final third we just couldn't quite manage to put something together to get that goal that would win the game.

"So we're a little bit disappointed that we couldn't get the three points but, on reflection, the performance was one that we can move forward with.

"On another day, we probably would've got the goal and won the game, but it was a good overall performance.

"It was good to play back at home, we've got a few coming up in October.

"It was definitely good to be back at Verwood and we're looking forward to the next few weeks."

The former Wimborne Town manager, who saw Cherries women awarded promotion to the division this season, added: “Sunday was a challenging game for us.

“They're top of the league for a reason and defensively they're very strong.

"I felt that we probably dominated the ball and saw plenty of it but we didn't quite manage to find the breakthrough despite finding ourselves in plenty of good positions."

Cherries next host Kent Football United in the National League Cup at Verwood on Sunday (2pm).