Neil Marshall column: Darlington clash perfect game to get back on track

Neil Marshall in action against Curzon Ashton.
Neil Marshall in action against Curzon Ashton.

It’s been a very disappointing week with two defeats at Mossley.

On Saturday we defended poorly in the first half but still had more than enough chances to win even a couple of games and it was a pretty similar story on Tuesday night as well.

We had the chances to score and didn’t take them which meant we were putting ourselves under a lot of pressure as they put theirs away and were far more clinical.

It seems to be one of our traits that we don’t do very well in the FA Trophy but to be honest I think we would have rather had the three points on Tuesday night.

But it wasn’t to be.

People might think we’ve slipped a bit recently after the unbeaten start but we’ve still only lost two games in the league and are right up there in sixth in the table.

Everyone is beating everyone at the top, apart from Curzon Ashton.

I can’t see anyone running away with the league this year though, as I’m sure Curzon will slip up at some point.

So with a couple of good results we’ll be right back amongst it and we hopefully can start that on Saturday.

And it looks like being a great game to try and put things right when Darlington visit Giant Axe.

They are one of the teams that should be up there come the end of the season but we’re confident we can get back on track.

They seem to be doing well at home but struggling on their travels. I’ve been told they tend to take a few hundred fans with them to away games so it should be a great atmosphere as well as a good contest.

I just hope we can rise to it and not shrink.