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The Heed earned a third successive draw, and their second clean sheet, at the New Bucks Head as both sides proved unable to break the other down despite a number of chances.
James was called into action more often in the second half, producing a series of impressive stops to preserve his clean sheet and ensure a point returned to Tyneside.
“I think it was a tough game,” he told gateshead-fc.com.
“They had a lot of chances and we didn’t create as much as them, I don’t think we deserved to lose but I don’t think we deserved to win either.
“You never know, we might look back at this game at the end of the season and see it as a good point.”
The Middlesbrough loanee has conceded only once in his three league appearances so far and was awarded Man of the Match for his performance on Saturday.
The 20-year-old was disappointed that his second clean sheet couldn’t help to secure Gateshead’s first win of the season, adding: “Of course you’re always happy with a clean sheet, but the main thing is getting a win.”
“We’ll definitely be looking to win on Tuesday [against Bradford (Park Avenue) like we are every game.
“It will be a good opportunity to get three points and start to turn these draws into wins.”