MAIDENHEAD United assistant manager Ryan Peters rallied at the Magpies' defending in Saturday's 1-1 draw with York City.

It took York an own goal from Sam Beckwith to draw level with Maidenhead after Ashley Nathaniel-George's earlier opener, with City frustratingly denied a winner through some valiant defending from the visitors. 

Peters was pleased with the defensive aspects of his side's efforts, and felt it provided a good platform for Maidenhead to build on.

“The first 30 minutes were good, sort of similar to our game last Saturday, but we sort of lost our way in periods," Peters told the Maidenhead media team.

"We weren’t able to find our feet again in the second half, and when you can’t be at your best going forward, it was important that we didn’t lose the game, and I thought that we defended well.

“Being hard to beat is something we’re going to have to do, their goal was an own goal so if we keep as tight as possible then we know our attackers are going to find opportunities to score goals.

"It wasn’t to be, but when you’re not at your best, it’s important to maintain a solid base and we did that today.

"It’s a point on the road with a long journey back, so now we just need to prepare for the next game."

Peters also provided a brief update on Kane Ferdinand, who suffered a head injury in stoppage time of the first-half and required treatment for a concerning amount of time before being substituted off for Charlee Adams.

"Kane's isn't so good, it's his eye so we've got to be careful with that. The doctor will attain how Kane will be and when he can play again."