CHRIS HARDY: Coffey’s form in front of goal one of many positives

Saturday’s 6-1 win over North Ferriby was very, very pleasing for me.

Friday, 25th January 2019, 9:38 am
Updated Friday, 25th January 2019, 9:43 am
Chris Hardy's column

There were many positives to take from the performance from all over the park.

We scored some superb goals, got the three points and minus a little blip at the end of the game, put in a really strong defensive performance too.

With no disrespect to North Ferriby, they are where they are in the league standings for a reason and it showed on Saturday, I thought we were a cut above all of the park and on another day we could’ve hit double figures.

Ash Coffey put in a superb performance and really linked up nicely with Callum Patton and Greg Rutherford as part of a front three.

All three of them linked up nicely and showed some promising signs.

At the other end of the pitch we looked really solid and I was pleased with Dan Rowe on his debut.

He kept things simple, won his battles and used the ball well and I look forward to seeing him carry that form into the rest of the campaign.

We looked really bright and that performance really does give us a shot in the arm going into Saturday’s difficult test when we travel to table-topping South Shields.

It’s without doubt the toughest test of the season going away to Shields.

I predicted they’d challenge this year despite being new to the division, and I believe they’ll go on to win the league now.

Having said that, I think the timing of this fixture is perfect given the manner of our victory on Saturday and we will go there full of confidence and hoping to come away with a positive result as we strive for more consistency going forward.