Neil Marshall column: We can soon be in touch with play-off places

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It really felt like we were just doomed from the start at Bamber Bridge on Tuesday.

After their last-minute equaliser in the first game and then the first replay being called off things just went from bad to worse.

The traffic on the way to the ground was awful.

We got just past Preston and then crawled for miles and miles. It was difficult because we got there at 7.30pm and could only warm up for 10 or 15 minutes before a kick-off not long after 8pm.

We usually get half an hour or 40 minutes. That’s no excuse but it certainly didn’t help.

They got a couple of goals in front in the game itself and we just never really got ourselves into it.

We did start playing some decent stuff in the second half but we were already 4-0 down and the game was long gone.

It was just one of those nights but now we can concentrate on the league.

We’ve managed to get a league game in on Saturday at Ossett Albion despite it being an FA Trophy weekend.

We don’t take anyone for granted but they are towards the bottom and we need to go there and get a result.

It’s the start of a run of league games and with some decent results we can quickly climb the table.

It’s our bread and butter and we need to get ourselves towards the play-off places.