Aspin happy with strikers

Jamie Rainford followed up his penalty against Stockport with a goal at Farsley
Jamie Rainford followed up his penalty against Stockport with a goal at Farsley

Manager Neil Aspin said he was pleased with the contribution of his front three as Town beat Farsley on Tuesday evening.

Jamie Rainford, Gareth Seddon and Lee Gregory were all on target as they Shaymen came from a goal down to beat the Evostick North outfit at Throstle Nest.

The trio looked lively throughout and linked up well together, something which delighted their manager.

“If you have three forwards on the pitch and they all get a goal then you’re pleased.

“It’s always pleasing when they get on the score sheet.”

Seddon began the game behind Rainford and Gregory, but moved further up the field in the second half.

“It’s difficult even for someone like Gareth to play in that position because he’s not used to it but I thought we’d give him a try because of Dan Gardner’s injury,” said Aspin.

“He was better in his more natural position up front, but that’s why we play pre-season games because it gives you a chance to look at different things and I need to try different variations before I decide which team I’m going to play.”

Lee Gregory missed a glorious chance to put the Shaymen ahead in the first half when he somehow failed to convert a spilled Jamie Rainford shot from eight yards with the goal gaping.

“You want to take your chances but this is pre-season and it’s a rare luxury that the result at this stage isn’t the be all and end all,” said Aspin of the miss.

“If it had happened in a league game I would be going mad but these things happen and sometimes the ball does tend to stick when the pitches are dry and that’s the kind of thing that can happen.

“Overall I was happy with certain aspects. It was a good workout on a warm night so it was good for fitness levels and it was a competitive game.

“We had to try and get back into it when we went behind and these are the type of games you want in pre-season, they certainly gave us a good test.”