Neil Marshall column: We’re confident of beating anyone at the moment

Neil Marshall celebrates his goal against Prescot Cables.
Neil Marshall celebrates his goal against Prescot Cables.

Two more victories this week have moved us up to third in the table but it’s important we don’t get too carried away.

There’s a long way to go this season and it’s only a good start.

But at the moment we’re confident of beating anyone.

On Saturday we came up against a Harrogate side who had also made a decent start to the season.

We started very sloppily and found ourselves 1-0 down.

It took us a bit of time but we got ourselves back into the game and got a penalty with them going down to 10 men for a handball on the line.

Gaz Hunter missed the penalty but from then on I thought we controlled the game with a professional performance.

Even though we didn’t score before half-time we knew we had to be patient and the gaffer just told us not to panic and keep hold of the ball and the chances would keep coming.

We didn’t have to wait long for the equaliser when Gaz played a great through ball to Jacko (Mark Jackson) who slotted home. 
It took until the 80th minute to take the lead when Steely (Glenn Steel) nodded in at the back post before Danny Mahoney finished things off with the last kick of the game.

The most pleasing thing was the way we kept the ball and ran the clock down with long periods of possession.

On Tuesday, we faced a Prescot side who had beaten New Mills 7-1 last time out.

The first 15 minutes was pretty even before we clicked into gear and played some really good stuff.

We took the lead after half an hour when Razza (Ryan Elderton) put a great corner in and I managed to get my head on it.

From then on we never looked like losing the game but we all know that 1-0 is always a precarious score with the opposition still well in the game.

We do need to put games to bed earlier to give us that bit more comfort, but they never really threatened and Danny Mahoney again wrapped up the game.

This Saturday, we take a break from the league and travel to Spennymoor in the FA Cup.

We’ve heard they are a decent side but with the way we’re playing and our fanatical away support we’re confident of a decent result.