Neil Marshall column: Win should have been comfortable

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We started the game on Saturday against Prescot Cables really brightly and played some great stuff.

We could have been four or five nil up in the first half an hour but for some great saves by their ‘keeper.

Unfortunately we took our foot off the gas, got a bit sloppy and conceded a goal before half-time.

That changed the dynamics of the game and in the second half, when we should have seen the game through comfortably, they put us under a bit of pressure without really having any good chances until Swabba (Dave Swarbrick) wrapped it up with 10 minutes left.

Prescot were quite a physical team, so there were a few tackles flying about, but that’s part and parcel of playing teams that are down near the bottom of the table fighting for their lives.

I’d like to give a special mention to and thank all the supporters, volunteers and staff for their great effort in getting the game on.

It’s testament to them that we haven’t had a game called off all season.

This Saturday it’s Ossett Albion for us which is a always a tough place to go.

It’s an extremely sloped pitch but we’re going there full of confidence and hopefully we can start well and catch them a bit cold as they haven’t played for a good few weeks.

Three points is very much on the agenda and there’s no reason why that shouldn’t be the case.

They then travel to Giant Axe a week later, which is a bit unusual, but I suppose we can correct things in the second game if it doesn’t go our way on Saturday.

But we’re definitely looking for two wins having been unbeaten in January.

It’s a good start to the year and we’re expecting to go and win a few more games now and we’ll see where that takes us in the table.