Lowe: Start is so crucial

Town have to start games like they finished Tuesday’s clash with Colwyn Bay at the Shay.

That is the message from defender Danny Lowe after the Shaymen produced a stirring second half display to claim a 1-1 draw with the Welshmen.

Bay took the lead from the penalty spot as Town struggled in the opening 45 minutes.

But it could hardly have been more different after the break as Neil Aspin’s side dominated and levelled through Jamie Vardy.

“There was plenty of encouragement on Tuesday but we needed to start the game how we finished it,” said Lowe.

“In this league it is hard to just turn the tap on when you want to.

“You have to make sure you are in front in games and not chasing.

“It was like the Alamo at times in the second half on Tuesday with crosses going in and shots being blocked but we couldn’t get the second goal.”

Expectations remain high for the Shaymen following back to back promotions and they have made exactly the same start - five points from four games - as they did last season.

They will have to be on their mettle on Saturday when Stalybridge visit the Shay with a perfect record after four games.

“The standard is miles better,” he said. “Last season and the one before we could play a little more direct.

“But teams are more organised and the defenders are bigger, stronger and better footballers.

“It will take us a bit of time to adjust.

“People expect us to kick straight on and denominate sides like we did last year, but that is not going to happen.

“We have new players in and others coming back from injury.

“As long as we stick together in the changing room we will come good.”

Town fans wishing to travel to Boston United on Monday can book their places on the official supporters’ coach now by calling 07707 143094. The cost will be £16 and transport leaves the Shay at 11am