CHRIS HARDY: Back-to-back victories has to be the aim

After a terrible run of results, we got back on track with an important victory over Colwyn Bay.

Friday, 18th March 2016, 10:56 am
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 11:16 am
Chris Hardy shows his relief after the Blues victory over Colwyn Bay

Three points was the order of the day and I don’t think that anything other than that would have done in terms of our bid to stay in the league.

If we hadn’t picked up a positive result, then you can start to get down on your luck and feel sorry for yourselves, but we’ve managed to win and I’m massively pleased with that.

We stuck to our guns for this fixture in terms of our approach, the difference was that we converted two chances in the first half.

Goals change games, and scoring after five minutes relaxed the lads and we went on to dominate the first period.

The second goal then gave us that bit of daylight we’ve not been able to achieve in a couple of recent matches.

We created more than 20 chances over the 90 minutes, and although things got a bit scrappy after the break and we didn’t control the game as I would have liked, 3-0 or 4-0 would have been a fairer reflection of our dominance.

There was a bit of a nervy spell in the second half, but the lads showed good resolve and we got bodies behind the ball when we needed to, while still remaining a threat ourselves.

The result closes the gap between ourselves and safety, and gives us the belief that if we go on a bit of a run then we can get out of the bottom four.

It’s now a case of looking to build on a really good win and make it back-to-back victories when we host Buxton onSaturday.

We need to create the same kind of momentum that saw us go six games unbeaten not so long ago, and I think that this weekend’s fixture is winnable.

We’re at home and coming off the back of a good result, we have to look to maximise our return and get points on the board with games fast running out.

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