Danny dreaming of FA Cup repeat

Captain Danny Lowe in action against Chester last Tuesday
Captain Danny Lowe in action against Chester last Tuesday

Town’s FA Cup third qualifying round win over Chester topped off a good few days for club captain Danny Lowe.

As well as leading his side to the fourth qualifying round for the fourth year in a row, Lowe also announced that he and his partner Marie are expecting their first child.

The 27-year-old can expect to face some sleepless nights when the day comes - but until then he’ll be dreaming of another FA Cup run.

“The FA Cup is the fairytale cup and it does play on your mind when you’re so close to round one,” said Lowe, who was sent off towards the end of Town’s televised FA Cup first round tie against Charlton Athletic last season.

“You dream about getting to the first round of the FA Cup and getting on TV like we did last year.

“To be fair there’s no easy run in and we’ve had two hard games against Chester and we’ve got another tough game against Lincoln.”

Lowe has played every minute of Town’s season so far which includes three games against their Conference North rivals Chester - although the FA Cup replay was the Shaymen’s first win against them,

“I think Tuesday was the worst we’ve played against Chester yet we’ve ended up winning, but that’s just how football is sometimes,” said Lowe.

“It wasn’t the same kind of game. Both teams played at a quicker tempo and it was a bit more fiesty on Saturday, but Tuesday was a bit flat in places.

“When they went down to 10 men I think it upset us more than them and they started popping it about a bit better, but obviously we’ve come in 1-0 at half time and we said that instead of focusing on them we needed to get back to basics and start passing it and in the second half we started off better and got the goal.”

Despite coming under fire early in the season, Town’s defence has become one of the meanest around with the Shaymen now having conceded the joint fewest goals in the league.

“You look for consistency,” said Lowe of a back line which has started in nine of Town’s 12 games this season.

“You can’t do much about the goal we conceded on Saturday, it was a worldy, and we were disappointed with the goal we conceded on Tuesday because it was scrappy from our point of view.

“We conceded a few goals early on but in the last four or five games we’ve had a good understanding,” he said.