Neil Marshall Column: Four points from six is a good start - now we’ve got to back it up

Aaron Taylor battles for the ball with Bamber Bridge goalkeeper Marcus Burgess. Picture: Tony North
Aaron Taylor battles for the ball with Bamber Bridge goalkeeper Marcus Burgess. Picture: Tony North

I think it’s fair to say we’d definitely have taken four points from six at the start of the season.

A trip to Burscough is never easy and Bamber Bridge look like being one of the top sides in the division this season.

So to come away from those first two games unbeaten is good.

We’d have snapped someone’s hand off if it was offered to be honest.

Games at the start of the season are a bit funny really because teams are still finding their feet.

They can be a bit scrappy and that’s certainly been the case so far.

But on Saturday we did really well to pick up the three points after being pegged back to 1-1.

On Tuesday Brig was a good derby and after going 1-0 they hit back pretty quickly.

Both goals we’ve conceded have been deflected though so maybe we haven’t had that little bit of luck yet.

Hopefully that will change with two more tough games to come against Witton Albion and Clitheroe.

Both of them have won their first two games with Witton hitting six at Prescot on Tuesday night.

But we’re at home and after two good performances we’ll be keen to continue our good start.

When we lost a few players near the start of the season it looked like our thin squad was going to be even more stretched.

A few young lads have come in and done well though.

Joe Whittington gives us good width and can go both ways and Jake Gregory has done really well, scoring a good goal against Bamber Bridge.