LITTLE will be taken from Carlisle United in an analytical sense by Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens, who confirmed that game management and making right decisions were his only two priorities during Saturday’s draw.

More than 500 of the bravest Swindon fans made the eight-hour plus round trip to the tip of Cumbria and back with storm Ciara looming, and a battling League Two point was their reward.

It would be easy to point fingers at the occasional misplaced long ball forward, or even Zeki Fryers’ steady flow of near disastrous defensive errors.

But, once again, strong winds impacted play and United – boosted by the arrival of Chris Beech in November – played a defensively sound game.

It’s a point Wellens will without question take, though he is keen to move onto tomorrow night’s trip to Northampton.

He said: “We’ll take less from Saturday analytically compared to other games, absolutely.

“A lot of the times you have to hook the ball into an area and hope the opposition make a mistake rather than taking that touch and setting your teammate up.

“We switched the ball out a lot to (Paul) Caddis in the second half, but the wind took the ball out of his reach.”

After full time, Town’s 39-year-old boss – who yoyoed between the directors’ box and Brunton Park’s touchline during the game – told the Adver his side struggled to stretch United in terms of width and depth.

Resilient United stood tall on the edge of their own penalty area, and it denied the usually brilliant Eoin Doyle, Jerry Yates and Diallang Jaiyesimi the opportunity to express their typically devastating runs into the box.

Wellens added: “It was really difficult, we couldn’t get the passes in that we wanted to and we couldn’t stretch Carlisle.

“Not just in terms of depth, but also width – we couldn’t stretch them. Therefore, it was a bit more difficult to play through them compared to what we expected.

“We should’ve had a couple more goals in the first half. They’re enjoying a bit of a turnaround, Chris (Beech) has got a couple of players of his own in.

“I wouldn’t have taken a point at half time, but the way the game materialised in the last 20 minutes I will take it and move on.”