Gateshead boss Gary Mills is pleased with the progress his side have made since he
The Heed drew for the first time since Mills's appointment, with
It broke a run of five consecutive wins in all competitions, four of which have come in Conference Premier.
"It shows how far we've come that we play a team near the top of the table and there's some disappointment that we only drew," Mills told BBC Newcastle.
"But don't get me wrong, I'm really happy with the players. I guess you have this feeling when you get used to winning every week."
The weekend's result against the Hatters means Gateshead have conceded just once in their last six matches, a stark contrast to the first six games of the season.
Then, under previous manager Anth Smith, and subsequent caretaker David Rush, their defence was breached 13 times.
"It's a matter of weeks since we [the coaching team] arrived and the transformation has been superb," Mills added.
"Of course scoring goals is vital but keeping clean sheets is a great habit to get into. It means, whoever you play, you know you're capable of getting a result."