Neil Marshall column: Frustration starting to creep in

Neil Marshall has praised the quality of the Giant Axe pitch.
Neil Marshall has praised the quality of the Giant Axe pitch.

It was good to get back playing for the reserves against Colne last week.

I played 90 minutes and we got a 1-0 win against a side who had won pretty convincingly the week before.

It was enjoyable and I didn’t feel too bad afterwards. I was aching a bit the next day but that’s to be expected.

I was then due to travel down to New Mills on Saturday but it was no surprise when the game was called off.

There’s a bit of frustration creeping in with the lads because matches are being postponed but we’ve still got to play those games and we’ve just got to concentrate on the next game and try to take points from that.

It’s about staying fit and sharp now which is why we played a mixed game with the first team and reserves in training on Monday night.

We’re confident at least that our home games will more than likely be on because Giant Axe is one of the best pitches in the league so we should get back to action this weekend.

And we’ve only got the league to concentrate on so we’re not lagging behind and don’t need to be worried about a fixture pile-up later in the season.

It’s Ossett Albion on Saturday and they are near the bottom, but as I’ve said before anyone can beat anyone in this league.

And having not played for a couple of weeks it’s really important we make a good start.

On another note, it does get frustrating watching the Premier League sometimes with players going down too easily or referees blowing up for soft fouls.

You see one or two times every game where the referees seem to show yellow cards for nothing.

But the times are changing and I think if I was playing above non-league I’d be getting sent off about 10 times a season!

That’s not because I’m dirty, I think I just an old fashioned central defender!