Town must raise game for third time in a week

Town’s players barely have time to draw breath as they travel to Histon tomorrow for their third game in seven days.

And they will be looking to raise their game after the disappointment of Wednesday night’s goalless draw with Solihull Moors at the Shay.

That came just four days after the magnificent display against Charlton who Town matched stride for stride for all but the final 10 minutes in the FA Cup.

And it was almost inevitable that there would be a dip in performance given the dramatic difference between the two occasions.

But the Town players have to make sure that the ‘dip’ does not continue and manager Neil Aspin is keen for them to go out and show what they can do in Cambridgeshire.

The Shaymen and Histon are old Conference foes, having played as equals in the 2007-08 campaign.

Town won there 3-1 under Chris Wilder with goals coming from Tom Clarke, Gareth Davies and Anthony Griffith.

But the side from East Anglia, who had threatened at one time to become bigger than city rivals Cambridge United, have endured mixed fortunes so far this season.

They are currently four places and five points worse off than Town in the Blue Square Bet North table.

And they have lost their last two games, although they were against the top two Stalybridge, who won 2-0, and Hyde FC, who ran out 4-0 winners.

They were also away from home, with their last game at The Glass World Stadium being a 2-0 win over Workington.

The Shaymen’s recent league form has been decent with just one defeat in the last seven.

Two of those games have ended in victory on the road - at Guiseley and Gloucester City - and they should be capable of another tomorrow.