Pressure on to claim home win

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Town have piled the pressure on themselves with Saturday’s staggering capitulation at Hinckley.

That is the view of skipper Tom Baker who agreed with boss Neil Aspin’s assessment of the performance - just not good enough.

The Shaymen were heading for back to back Blue Square Bet North wins when they led 2-0 midway through the second half.

But Hinckley got a goal back and then Town folded, conceding a further two goals as they slid to an unlikely defeat.

Now they turn their attentions to Vauxhall Motors at the Shay next weekend when they will be expected to bounce back.

“When you lose a game you have to look to win the next one,” said Baker, “And we did that at Blyth after losing to Corby. We have a home game next and that means the pressure is on us.

“It was not good enough and in the last 30 minutes you could not say that any player had played well.”

Town went into the game as firm favourites against a Hinckley side that started the day in the bottom three.

And that only made the defeat worse in the eyes of the captain.

“It is difficult to take because, no disrespect to Hinckley, but they are struggling near the bottom and we have had a couple of good results recently,” said Baker.

“We went there and when we were 2-0 up we should have seen the game out.

“I have said it in every interview I have done this year, at the moment it is just not good enough.”

Baker, who conceded the free kick which gave Hinckley the chance to pull their first goal back, included himself in the list of players who had been out of sorts.

“From a personal point of view I wasn’t at the races at all,” he admitted. “I know myself - and the lads know as well - that the first goal they got changed the game.

“We were struggling to get back into it and it went on from there.”

TOWN fans wishing to travel on the official supporters coach to Guiseley next Tuesday can book now by calling 07707 143094. The cost is £12 and transport leaves the Shay at 6pm. Bookings are also being taken for the trip to Harrogate on September 24 when the cost will be the same and the coach leaves at 1pm.