Worcester win makes up for ‘terrible week’

Neil Aspin said the win at Worcester made up for what had been a bad week
Neil Aspin said the win at Worcester made up for what had been a bad week

Town boss Neil Aspin said getting three points at play-off rivals Worcester made up for what had been a difficult week.

In-form Gareth Seddon headed home the winner ten minutes from time at St George’s Lane on an afternoon which required the Shaymen to be at their battling best.

The day had started in chaotic fashion, with the Town team coach braking down as it left Halifax meaning the squad arrived to the game over an hour late.

After a hurried warm up the game eventually kicked off at 3.20pm - but the Shaymen showed no signs of rustiness, despite their late arrival and the fact it was their first competitive game for two weeks.

“It’s been a terrible week in terms of preparation for the game, with games being called off and we’ve not been able to train,” said Aspin afterwards.

“Even on Thursday we had players stuck on the M62 so we couldn’t train properly because we only had half a team.”

“Then with the delay getting to Worcester the preparation has been really bad.

“But the result more than makes up for it.”

Seddon’s thumping header from Jason St Juste’s cross was Town’s first effort on target and gave the hosts little time to respond - and Aspin said he knew it would be an afternoon where chances would be at a premium.

“We always knew coming here would be tough game but we must give credit to the players,” he said.

“They defending really well and restricted Worcester to not many efforts on goal and that defensive performance gave us the foundation that meant if we got a chance we might be able to nick the game, and thankfully we did.

“It wasn’t a classic game. It was stop start and there wasn’t a lot of quality on display and both teams struggled.

“I actually thought our best spell was after we had taken the lead, we passed the ball better and kept it well.

“It’s been a poor week, but I must gave the players credit. I’m really pleased with them.”