BOSS Neil Aspin was a relieved man after watching his Town side bounce back from two successive Blue Square Bet North defeats with a 4-3 win at Guiseley last night.
But this was not just any win; it came after the Shaymen had been 3-1 down at the break to a side that had won all five of its previous home games.
A Danny Ellis own goal, a Terry Dixon volley and Lee Gregory’s second of the game saw the Shaymen home in dramatic fashion.
“If ever we needed a result it was last night,” said Aspin. “It has been the worst week football-wise I have endured for many a year.
“The disaster of Saturday’s performance was hard to take but I said at the time we were a better team than that.
“Last night we showed it because I thought we dominated the game.
“I thought we were the better team throughout and we got what we deserved.”
Town were two down after eight minutes and looked like they were sunk when Guiseley scored their third in the second minute of added time at the end of the first half.
“We made it difficult for ourselves, but it shows that the players have some character and some fight,” said Aspin.
“I doubted the character after Saturday, but they have answered the criticism they have had.
“I asked them at half time if they could keep a clean sheet - we had to keep one.”
It was an emotional night for Aspin whose father died on Monday.
The players and both sets of fans observed an impeccable minute’s silence before Guiseley raced into a two goal.
“I didn’t know what he was doing to me after the first 10 minutes but it wasn’t the help I was looking for,” he said.
“I think he was having a bit of a laugh with me.”
Both sides had a man sent off - Joe O’Neil for the home side after 67 minutes and James Dean for Town after the final whistle.
Aspin will have a look at the video of the Dean incident - who appeared to throw the ball at a Guiseley player - before deciding whether to take any further action.
Tottenham’s plans to redevelop White Hart Lane took another small step forward when they signed a planning agreement with Haringey Council.
The agreement, which Spurs signed this afternoon, means they have agreed to pay some money towards local facilities.