Neil Marshall Column: The games are coming thick and fast

Neil Marshall looks on as Ryan Winder brings the ball out against Witton Albion. Picture: Tony North
Neil Marshall looks on as Ryan Winder brings the ball out against Witton Albion. Picture: Tony North

It’s been a bit of a mixed week for us really as the games come thick and fast.

The win against Witton Albion on Saturday was a really pleasing one.

They came into the game in good form and look like they’ll do well this season after coming down from the Premier Division.

It was a good game for the neutral with two attacking teams going at it and it was good to get the better of it.

We took plenty of confidence into Tuesday night at Clitheroe but it turned out to be a really disappointing one as our unbeaten start to the season came to an end.

We went back to our old ways by conceding an early goal but we got back into the game and had a couple of decent chances.

I thought we started the second half pretty well but went 2-0 down.

The way we battled back was really impressive though and at 2-2 we would certainly have taken a point against what is a good Clitheroe side.

But 30 seconds later, if that, we were behind again after a lapse in concentration.

Their fourth made sure of a defeat which was tough to take.

It’s still early in the season though and there are some positive signs as we head to Markse United in the FA Cup on Saturday.

These are always really big games for us and we had a good run last year, beating some teams from the North East which hopefully is good omen.

We’ll be under no illusions about how tough it’s going to be but we’ll go there confident of a good result.

The games keep coming and on bank holiday Monday it’s rock bottom Prescot Cables at Giant Axe.

Everyone will be expecting us to beat a side who have already lost 8-0, 6-0 and 4-0 this season but we know we’ll have to be on our game to avoid a slip up.