Entertaining football pleases boss

Neil Aspin, pictured on Saturday, was pleased with the quality of football on show
Neil Aspin, pictured on Saturday, was pleased with the quality of football on show

Neil Aspin said that he was delighted with the quality of football his side played as they swept aside Gloucester City at the weekend.

Town hit five without response, with Lee Gregory getting four of them after Jon Worthington had opened the scoring within 30 seconds of the start.

The Shaymen were dominate throughout and looked good on the eye, something which Aspin said his side have been working on.

“I’m really pleased - not just with the score line but with the football we played, especially in the first half,” he said. “I thought it was really good.”

“We’ve tried to play football this season and we’ve tried to use possession and keep the ball better in the midfield areas. I felt today was exactly what I wanted.

Town appear to be gelling more as the season develops, and Aspin said wins would only add to that.

“They had time in pre-season to play but if you win games you get confidence, especially at home, and if you get the first goal it gives everybody some confidence.

“Then when the game opens up we’ve got players who can pass the ball and keep it.

Worthington’s side footed goal 27 seconds into the game gave Town the perfect start - and was a stark contrast to the last home game against Oxford, which saw them fall behind inside the first three minutes.

“The difference between scoring the first goal and conceding it is massive,” said Aspin.

“If Gloucester had scored the first goal they could have sat back and it would have made it difficult. You won’t get space in behind, it becomes frustrating and the crowd gets restless, so the first goal is vital.

“We can’t afford to concede the first goal at home and it was nice to get the goal really early because it settled everybody down and we went on to play really well.”

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