Aspin: ‘Point would have been fair’

Neil Aspin said he side must improve
Neil Aspin said he side must improve

Neil Aspin said his side were not good enough during Tuesday night’s defeat to Colwyn Bay - but felt his side deserved a point.

Town were sunk by a second half goal from Kevin Holsgrove on a frustrating night at the Shay.

A crowd of 1,382 watched as Town huffed and puffed but were rarely able to create anything clear cut as the visitors took all three points back to North Wales.

And Aspin said his side will have to improve their performance if they’re to start winning games.

“I think we deserved at least a point but we certainly need to be better if we’re going to win games,” he said.

“Any defeat is frustrating and obviously you want to get off to a good start at home so it’s disappointing to lose, but also to not score is doubly disappointing.”

Town failed to capitalise on an excellent opening day win at Bishop’s Stortford - something the manager and players spoke about in the build up to the game against Colwyn Bay.

“I think if you start the season well you want to take that confidence into the home game,” he said. “But if you’re going to win any game you’ve got to put the opposition under pressure and threaten the goal more.

“We didn’t create enough chances in the final third and as we’ve seen before, the longer the game goes on the more the visiting team grow in confidence.

“They had a game plan, they sat back and tried to catch us on the break, and as you’re pushing forward you’re always vulnerable to the counter attack.

“We need to be scoring the first goal and bring the opposition out and then hopefully we can settle down and not play in such a hurried fashion.”

Aspin added that the decision to replace midfielder Jason Jarrett with Jason St Juste was a tactical one.

“We needed to get more players forward and it was a case of taking off a midfielder and replacing him with a winger. I thought it would give us more impetus and stretch them a bit more,” he said.