Torquay boss Alan Knill had mixed feelings about his side's 1-1 draw at Morecambe.
After Morecambe's midweek cup hero Ryan Williams had given them the lead, veteran striker Karl Hawley levelled for the Gulls with his first goal for his new club to earn a share of the points.
In the final moments visiting defender Dale Tonge was sent off for a second yellow card and the Shrimps almost took advantage when, with virtually the last kick of the game, substitute Joe McGee hit the post following a swift counter attack.
Knill said: "We were poor in the first half and I was really glad when half time came because we could have been even further behind to be honest.
"Our first-half performance was not acceptable really but we were much better in the second half. We scored at a perfect time with a great goal from Karl and could have gone on to win the game from there because I thought we were the better side.
"We had a much higher tempo and caused them a lot of problems and it was a game that could have gone either way.
"It's two games and two draws now and we have a full week to work on team shape and increasing our tempo, and if we play like we did in the second half for 90 minutes we definitely have a side that can compete."