"I thought it was a good game. We did well to come back from a little setback which is going to happen so that was pleasing from a coach's point of view," Freedman said.
"We didn't panic and our approach play for 25 minutes in the first half was good.
"I thought our final ball could have been better but that will come, especially when you have players like David Ngog, Craig Davies and (Jermaine) Beckford in your side that will definitely come.
"I thought it was a fair result. We didn't really do enough to win it but that's how it goes.
"It was a local derby and you need to show grit and determination. I think we lost the opening game last season but that was never going to happen with this new group. We made sure that we put everything we had on the line and we had fantastic support."