Aspin’s delight at duo

Paul Marshall scored from long range against Oxford City
Paul Marshall scored from long range against Oxford City

Town boss Neil Aspin praised goalscorers Dale Johnson and Paul Marshall after Town’s 3-1 win over Oxford.

Top scorer Johnson signed from Droylsden in the summer and Marshall joined after a spell at Port Vale as part of Aspin’s summer shake-up.

And after both players got on the scoresheet against City, Aspin said he was pleased with the way the pair had started life as Shaymen.

“I rate Dale as a player,” he said. “He’s a good footballer.”

“He’s technically good and receives the ball well into his feet and I know he will score goals. To get four in the first five games, baring in mind he hasn’t played all the minutes, is a good return.”

Marshall got his first goal in Town colours last Saturday with a 25 yard effort which went in off the post.

“Paul Marshall has been very good since he came to the club,” Aspin said.

“His attitude has been great and I think he’s going to flourish by playing regularly. It’s not something he’s done a lot over the last few years and I said to him at the start of the season that if he can settle down and play week in, week out, then he will develop as a player because he’s certainly got ability - and it was a really good strike for the goal.”

Town travel take on joint league leaders Chester at the Exacta Stadium tomorrow night.