After a difficult time last week I think we can be reasonably happy with how we’ve bounced back.
On Saturday we entertained Darlington who like ourselves are fighting up near the top of the table.
They have a good number travelling fans so it was all set up to be a good game.
Unfortunately the game didn’t live up to expectations and ended 0-0.
From our own point of view though, it was a much-improved performance.
We had the better chances and they didn’t have one shot on target.
We then travelled to Prescot Cables on Tuesday which is always a tough place to go and we knew what to expect - a physical game on a tough pitch.
We started the game very well and got a deserved goal through the returning Dave Swarbrick.
Swabba is a good mate of mine so I was pleased to see him come back.
We all know what an exciting player he can be and he’s going to add goals to the team.
But having gone 1-0 up we yet again contributed to our own downfall.
We lost the ball cheaply in midfield and conceded a corner which wasn’t cleared properly allowing them to fire the ball back in for a tap-in equaliser.
Credit to the lads in the second half however as we created a lot of good chances and Killer (Tom Kilifin) thankfully finished off what turned out to be the winner.
Ryan Elderton missed a penalty, the first one he’s not scored so he says, so it was a nervy final 10 minutes with them throwing men forward.
But thankfully we held on for a good and much-needed three points.
This Saturday, we host New Mills whom we beat 6-0 in the FA Trophy but as we all know, no two games are ever the same, so we can’t take it lightly but it’s still a great chance for another three points.