Town on the up: Boss

Committed: Town pushed for the win after the break at the Shay last night
Committed: Town pushed for the win after the break at the Shay last night
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TOWN had to settle for a point from last night’s Blue Square Bet North clash with Colwyn Bay at the Shay.

But boss Neil Aspin was delighted with his side’s second half display as they came from a goal down to claim a 1-1 draw.

Jamie Vardy got the goal - his third in three games - but they had the chances to have scored many more as they dominated the game.

“The second half is the best we have played all season because we played at a better tempo,” he said. “We had more possession, more shots at goal and more forward play.

“I called for a response at half time because I felt we were poor in the first half.

“The fact I got it is pleasing and it gives us something to build on.

“It is only a small step but it is a step in the right direction.

“You certainly could not have asked for more commitment from the players.

“We need a win at home, but I am encouraged by the second half display.”

Bay had taken the lead before the break with a Jon Newby penalty, although it was harshly awarded after Nicky Gray’s challenge on Damian Hopley.

“Nicky said he didn’t touch him,” said Aspin. “But I would say you have to stay on your feet in the box.

“When you go to ground you have problems.

“But I don’t think we get the rub of the green with referees at home.”

Last night was the first time Town had started a game with just two centre backs as Aspin looks for his best line-up.

“I need to get a formation that suits us and that the players are comfortable win,” he said. “Last night we had a lot of good performances and we could give it a go like that.”

But is that the end of three central defenders?

“It depends,” he said. “Sometimes you might have to go away and throw on an extra central defender.

“The key last night was that if we played more in the opposition half when they get free kicks it does not cause you a problem.

“I felt for Gregg Anderson because I left him out but if I am playing a back four, one of the central defenders had to miss out.”

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