Wendron United manager Michael O'Neill was pleased with his side's performance in their 0-0 draw to Ivybridge Town on Saturday.

The match, an annual pre-season fixture as the sides play for the Leon Sargent Cup which Ivy retained, was the first chance Wendron had this season to play someone at the same level as themselves.

The fixture was their third of the pre-season after defeating Porthleven 8-1 but then losing to Western League Mousehole 5-2 last time out.

Speaking to the Packet O'Neill said: "We had a few players missing but it was a good opportunity to see a couple of guys who hadn't had that many minutes in pre-season or have been coming back from injury.

"Actually we got quite a lot out the game from a personal perspective. In terms of the game we started pretty slow, because of the heat we had a couple of water breaks, before the first break I thought we were quite sloppy and defensively our shape wasn't great either. But after the first break we really kicked into gear and it was a much better second half/last three quarters of the game."

With a squad of 13 making the trip to Devon, Dron brought in Tyler Buckley from the St Piran side who O'Neill believed performed well on the day, the fixture also presented the chance to see his four-pronged strike force of Charlie Young, Josh Wood, Jacob Cleverly and Ryan Reeve play together for the first time.

"We created some good chances, we had a few standout performances." The manager began. "Tyler Buckley came in at the back, that was his first opportunity this season and we gave him man of the match. He was consistent throughout.

"It was Charlie Young's first game back of pre-season and he did what he normally does linking the play really well. It was the first opportunity to see him with a couple of the new signings with Jacob Cleverly, Ryan Reeve and the return of Josh Wood. It was good to see those four linking up.

"We grew into the game we, hit the post a few times and we were unfortunate not to score a goal or two. We defended well, I was happy with our performance going up there, given the conditions and our last game against Mousehole was a very different type of game where we had to conceded a lot of possession and chase shadows for 90 minutes.

"This was an opportunity for us to go and who what we can do, a clean sheet as well. I know results don't really matter but it is a good habit.

"We will try our best to take that into our game against the Plymouth Argyle Development side on Wednesday and hopefully again that will be a different test in the way they play and the sort of players we are coming up against. We are varying in the styles of teams we play this pre-season, I was pleased overall with Saturday."

Wendron's next match is at home to a Plymouth Argyle Development side on Wednesday, July 20 as Dron ramp up their pre-season preparations. Kick off at Underlane is at 7:45pm