An outcome that matters 

It was massively important to pick up three points, and we’re in a better position now than at the start of the day. 

On another day, it could have been 7-0 but we got what we wanted. 

We still have a couple of games in hand on the teams below us, but I’ll always tell you we’d rather have the points. 

However we’re nine in front of Mickleover, who are third-bottom, and that’s a lot of points to make up. 

Avoiding a stumble 

North Ferriby came here and had nothing to lose and could play with zero pressure. 

These sorts of matches are a banana skin for us and if you look at the league table and think ‘no problem’ then you do so at your own peril. 

It’s easy to get up for big games, but what about this one? 

I thought that after we scored there was only likely to be one winner, but a second goal would have been nice! 

A goal worthy of winning any game 

It was a fantastic strike, wasn’t it? 

That’s twice Will has done that this week. 

It was a brilliant hit, and you could see what scoring a couple of goals can do for a player’s confidence. 

He wanted more, and the keeper made a good save to deny him. 

We’d spoken before the game about getting at them and trying to get our noses in front early. 

I felt confident we’d get another, but it didn’t arrive. 

However we still got over the line and the result is what mattered. 

On closing it out

We’ve kept a clean-sheet again and still have the second-best defensive record in the division. 

Our goalkeeper hasn’t had a save to make other than a couple of run of the mill stops and it’s testament to the strength of those lads in front of him that we can win by a very fine margin. 

If we’d have put five past them, then nobody would have said anything because it’s expected. 

We had to have the right mentality no matter how big our lead was. 

Pragmatism pays sometimes 

Our philosophy is to play a particular style of football when we can. 

However we spoke at half-time about having to move away from that because the pitch was bobbly. 

We looked far more dangerous from getting the ball into the attacking third and playing from there because Rob [Hopley] and Will [Jones] were dominating in the air. 

It’s not about being clever. 

We wanted to play the game in that part of the pitch and if that helped us get a result, then so be it. 

An update on Will Booth’s injury 

The initial verdict is it’s not looking good. 

His knee is swollen and that has to go down before a more considered judgement can be made. For now, we must wait and see what that verdict is. 

I just feel so sorry for him because he’s probably been our best player for the past six weeks or so. 

We’d love to try and get a result at Workington on Tuesday and dedicate it to him.