Neil Marshall column: There’s a bit of a buzz around Giant Axe

Gavin Clark clears his lines against Bamber Bridge on Tuesday night. Picture: Paul Vause
Gavin Clark clears his lines against Bamber Bridge on Tuesday night. Picture: Paul Vause

It feels like there is a little bit of a buzz around Giant axe at the moment.

We made a few changes against Bamber Bridge on Tuesday night but we were well in the game and could have got something out of it despite the 1-0 defeat.

It’s certainly not all doom and gloom despite going out of the cup.

It’s about the squad and continuing to build over the next few weeks.

We’ve got a good, young squad together and things are certainly looking up as we start 2016.

The Bamber Bridge game was a bit of a scrappy one.

It was a difficult pitch, which was the same for both teams, and there weren’t many chances.

We were on a bit of a run and you want to win every game and do well in every competition.

It’s disappointing and some of the lads got a dressing down but it’s back to league action now for the third game of the week at Giant Axe on Saturday.

We’re in good form and hopefully we can continue that.

We’ve got a decent chance against Harrogate (Railway Athletic) at home.

They’re struggling (Saturday’s visitors are second bottom of the Evo-Stik First Division North) but it doesn’t matter who we’re playing, we’ve got to turn up on the day to make sure we get the result.

You can’t take anything for granted in this league.

We’ve done that before and come unstuck we’ve just got to make sure we get our heads into the game.

We go into the game looking for a third straight league win after the 2-1 win over Brighouse Town last Saturday.

Apparently they were harping on about making the play-offs.

They started the day seven points above us and they had games in hand.

But it soon changes in this league and now maybe it’s our turn to go on and run and reel sides like them in.

If we’re going to do that we need to win games like the one this Saturday.