JOSEF Bursik admitted he had mixed emotions after Stanley’s 0-0 draw at Bolton Wanderers at the weekend - happy to keep a clean sheet but disappointed not to come away with all three points.

In a game where the keepers came to the fore - Wanderers No. 1 Remi Matthews was also in fine form - teenage stopper Bursik more than played his part as the Reds two-game losing run came to an end.

The Stoke City loanee made a hat-trick of stops in the opening 45 minutes - the pick a full length dive to deny Joe Dodoo - as Bolton threatened to overrun their visitors.

Bursik was just pleased to keep his side in the game.

“I think that’s the most important time for keepers to make saves, when the opposition are on the front foot because then it gives your team the chance to stay in the game and then get a goal or something,” said the 19-year-old.

“I’m just happy to do my part and it was good to get clean sheet, I haven’t had one for a while so it was important and then you’re feeling good after that.

He added: “I enjoyed it and it was a good crowd to play in front of as well. It was a good day at the office.”

The Londoner was disappointed not to come away from the UniBol with the victory, the point sees Stanley remain in 16th place in League One but 14 points above the drop zone.

“It was a big game for us against a side who are still down there and it was one we felt that we could pick points up from,” he said.

“We were quite disappointed with the way we played. I feel like we didn’t really get out of the blocks. I don’t know, we had chances and their keeper made a few good saves.

“I suppose you’ve got to take the pros with the cons and deal with the point. They had some good chances as well.”

It was a much-improved second half performance from Stanley which almost resulted in John Coleman’s side snatching all three points only for Matthews to produce a brilliant save to deny Jordan Clark with the last kick of the game.

Bursik admitted it was a ‘head in hands’ moment.

“I’ve played against him a couple of times now and he’s a good keeper,” added Bursik who is now preparing for Saturday’s home clash with struggling Tranmere Rovers.

“He made a good save at the end. I had my head in my hands there.

“I’m sure we’ll bounce back from that and hopefully get a win next weekend.”