Victory was vital - Aspin

BOSS Neil Aspin described Town’s 3-2 win over Blue Square Bet North high flyers Hyde at the Shay as the most important of the season.

On the back of the disappointment of defeat at Droylsden, the Shaymen roared into a three-goal interval lead thanks to strikes from James Marwood, Simon Garner and Lee Gregory.

But they were forced to dig very deep as Hyde dominated the second half restricting the visitors to two goals - the second in stoppage time.

“At this level of football, Hyde are an excellent team,” he said. “And this is a tremendous result.

“We have had to work exceptionally hard to beat them.

“The players have dug out a result which we desperately needed and it is probably the most important result of the season for us.

“Now we have to transmit the effort we have shown in the last two games into every game.”

Town were already without Danny Lowe from the weekend through injury and lost Gregory at half time with a tight hamstring last night.

“Eventually, once we get a settled team out, I would like to think we can do well in this league” said Aspin.

“It was just disappointing that we could not get a clean sheet.

“I think that if they hadn’t got their first goal, they would have accepted defeat.

“Even though we conceded a second in the last minute, it will not take the gloss off the win.

“But if it had been an equaliser I would have been inconsolable.”

Aspin said before the Droylden game that they and Hyde were the best two teams he had seen at Blue Square Bet level so he was delighted with the players’ efforts over the two games.

“I said we would know a lot more about our team after these two games,” he said.

“I think the players have responded well and shown they can do well in this league.

“We just have to be more consistent - and have a bit of luck because we have had to contend with quite a few injures this season.”