Neil Marshall column: Things are looking good for next season

Neil Marshall. Picture: Stefan Willoughby

Neil Marshall. Picture: Stefan Willoughby

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Spennymoor are a good side and probably the best we’ve played this season over the two games.

They had more possession but didn’t have a vast amount of chances in the 0-0 draw on Tuesday night.

We defended well overall and had a couple of decent chances ourselves.

It was a good point after a long trip up there on a Tuesday night.

It was nice again to get a clean sheet, our third in a row.

It could have been four but for the late penalty against Mossley.

More than anything the way we’re playing at the moment bodes well for next year.

The draw came on the back of a really good 4-0 win over Droylsden on Saturday.

It was great to get four goals at home for the second Saturday running but it was a strange one at times.

They tried to play out from the back a lot but it was suicidal.

We pressed them high and they couldn’t cope with it, we could have been five or six in front by half-time.

This Saturday, the Darlington game is anything but a meaningless end of season clash.

We may not be able to reach the play-offs but with Darlo going for the title everybody gets themselves up for the big games in front of big crowds.

Over the last couple of week we’ve managed to spoil the party for a couple of teams in the hunt for the play-offs.

Darlington have a bigger prize to play for but we’ll be looking to do the same again.