Pre - Match comments: by Paul Clayton (Assistant Manager)
Best week of the season so far.
On Saturday we showed a bit of grit & determination to win in the Vase Away to Billingham Synthonia. We dominated the 1st half but only went into half time 1-0 up. We then conceded the equaliser and had our Skipper sent off in a 5 minute spell in 2nd half.
We actually seemed to calm down a bit when we went down to 10 men and scored the winner from a good header from a corner
Our reward for winning is a great home tie against the bookies favourites for the Vase, Stockton Town. It’s Non league day so a big crowd at Manse Lane would be great to support the players.
Tuesday was the best performance in a while. We beat Liversedge Away, one of the fancied sides to do well in League, which was a great result.
We were leading 2-0 then allowed them to get it back to 2-2 either side of half time.
We then went on to score 2 more and created numerous other chances to increase the lead. Collectively we were terrific.
Another really tough away game to come on Saturday against Goole. They stayed up on the last game on the season last season but they have started this season well, so as usual in this league, we’ll have to be at our best to get anything from the game.
We go into the game in a good frame of mind and we’ll be doing all we can to get a positive result.