Neil Marshall column: No repeat of Ossett

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After a couple of turbulent weeks on and off the pitch it was nice to get back to winning ways on Saturday.

I thought the lads did a thoroughly professional job on Wakefield who are battling to avoid relegation.

That meant it was never going to be an easy game but we started brightly and had a few good chances before Swabba (Dave Swarbrick) scored an unbelievable 35-yard volley.

He’s one of those strikers who doesn’t score many tap-ins and when he does score more often than not they are ones you don’t forget in a hurry.

If the goal he scored on Saturday was in the Premier League it would have been shown hundreds of times on TV this week.

That set us on our way and shortly afterwards he got his second.

Going in at half-time we knew we couldn’t take our foot off the gas because of what happened last week against Ossett Town.

But straight after half-time the team talk went straight out of the window when they pulled one back within 60 seconds.

They then had a 10-minute spell where, to their credit, they put us under a bit of pressure.

We defended it well and then got a foothold back in the game.

They didn’t really have many clear-cut chances after that but you could feel the tension because of what had happened the week before but Danny Gregson and Darren Green made the game safe with a couple of late goals of our own for a change.

Hopefully this can start a run of wins and we can take some momentum into next season.

We’ve got Salford on Saturday and we owe ourselves a performance against them because it was probably our worst game of the season when they comfortably beat us at home back in September.

The players don’t know who is going to take over as manager so there are places to play for next season.

It’s also good to see that Darren Green has committed himself to the club as he has made a real difference since he came in and hopefully he can carry this form on.