The best thing I can say about that 90 minutes of toil was that we scrapped and fought our way to a share of the spoils when we really weren't at the races.
After such an early setback against Leeds United we can be proud that we managed to drag ourselves level with what looked like a fortuitous penalty calmy converted by the Iceman in icy conditions.
Yes, we had a number of half chances mainly in the first half but our main threat came from set pieces today and we never really got into gear as an attacking force. Liam Feeney had the type of afternoon where nothing fell for him, crosses would rebound off his backside and go out for a goal kick when last week they went for a corner.
Josh Vela had a terrific second half, Emile Heskey won his fair share of headers and Eidur Gudjohnsen showed plenty touches of class we know he has in abundance. He rarely gives the ball away and perhaps he may be better playing in the holding role in the future, starting our attacks. Tom Walker made his debut as well, and while he only got a fe minutes at the end, he did show some good footwork.
The negatives were an unaccomplished and disjointed performance from Neil Danns after a series of good displays and the return to anonymity of Liam Trotter who really failed to build on last week's encouraging display against Wigan Athletic. While he didn't do an awful lot wrong, he simply didn't impose himself on the game and for a central midfielder you simply have to make more of an impression.
Andy Lonergan justified his return between the sticks with a late save to preserve the point and a diving save to push away a header at 1-0 down.
The conditions, Leeds' determined, dogged play and perhaps some fatigue all played a part to make it a difficult afternoon for the Whites but one that we come out of with a point. On another day and under another manager we may have come out of it with nothing at all.
So, onto Hillsborough where a resurgent Sheffield Wednesday present our next obstacle.