Town happy with a point

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TOWN saw their lead at the top of the Evo Stik Premier Division trimmed to 10 points as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Worksop.

But boss Neil Aspin admitted that the result suited his side more than the hosts.

Mikel Suarez headed the Tigers in front in the first half with Tom Baker smashing home from the penalty spot with 10 minutes remaining after the Shaymen had dominated the second half.

And the result means that Worksop would still be 10 points behind the Shaymen if they won the three games in hand on Aspin’s side.

“I am disappointed because of the amount of possession, chances and efforts on goal we had compared to Worksop and it showed there was only one team trying to win the game.

“The players have pushed hard, done all I asked of them and pushed to the end but at the end of the day we didn’t win.

“On another day we would have won comfortably.

“But as you watch from the sidelines, time is ticking away and you are missing chances, you get the awful feeling you could lose.

“We have seen it all before - difficult pitch, difficult officials and a team that wants to sit back.

“It is going to be tough and frustrating.

“The important thing was that we kept going.

“I want to win games but sometimes you will take a draw.

“I think that if they want to win the league they probably needed to beat us today.

“But nothing changes from one game to the next.

“We will keep pushing and going out to win matches.”

While Town dominated the second half, they were a little sluggish in the opening 45 minutes and Aspin was unhappy with the goal they conceded to Worksop’s giant centre forward Suarez.

“I wasn’t happy with the first half, I felt we could do better.

“I said before the game that if Mikel Suarez got a header it should be outside the box.

“You know that if they put balls into the box it is going to be difficult.

“We knew what to expect but conceded.”

Buxton came from behind to win 2-1 at Burscough, which means they remain Town’s biggest threat, although they would still be six points behind if they won their three games in hand.