Neil Marshall column: Now we need to win our last three games

Neil Marshall battles for the ball against Ossett Town. Picture: James Grayson
Neil Marshall battles for the ball against Ossett Town. Picture: James Grayson

The last two games pretty much summed up our season. We got one really good result and then followed it up with a poor one.

Saturday at Ossett Town was probably the perfect away performance and after the first 10 minutes we dominated from start to finish.

But on Monday at New Mills a bit of tiredness came into and we should have kicked on once we’d pulled it back to 1-1 but gave away a sloppy goal and couldn’t find an equaliser.

It’s always difficult playing Saturday and then Monday, especially when there’s travel but that’s no excuse.

It may be out of our hands but Bamber Bridge lost on Tuesday night and we’ve just got to get maximum points from the last three games and I think whoever does that will probably cement a play-off spot.

A couple of the teams have got to play each other so we’ll just have to see what happens.

Padiham visit Giant Axe on Saturday and I think they’re safe. They might have nothing to play for but there are no easy games in this division.

The derby with Kendal on Monday could work both ways. It’s maybe not the kind of game you want when you need a result but it could get us even more fired up for the game.

There should be a decent crowd too with it being a Bank Holiday.

It’s the final push and we’ve got to make sure we’ve got something to play for on the final day.

And the team that sneaks into the play-offs is often the one that goes up.

Finally, I just hope I’m fit for the two games.

I rolled my ankle at New Mills after about half an hour and got it strapped up and played on when I maybe shouldn’t have.

The adrenalin kept me going but I could barely walk on Tuesday morning.

I’m touch and go for the weekend but it’s getting better every day so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.