Article by Johnnie Lowery
Not for the first time on Saturday the TV cameras came to Gander Green Lane to witness a fantastic footballing performance from U’s, with the 2-1 scoreline fairly kind to Dagenham.
If it hadn’t been for the woodwork (on four occasions), goal line clearances (on three) it would have been a lot more than two, and the visiting fans can’t have complained much if it had been a complete rout.
More than just the result, the nature of the performance gives huge positivity for the remainder of the season and the push for the playoffs, as well as chasing a Wembley appearance in the Trophy.
Indeed Macclesfield’s 6-0 capitulation away to AFC Fylde with encourage those who believe even more is possible.
Last season the issue was facing teams in the bottom few places of the league, with 3 of the 4 relegated sides not beaten by U’s.
This season the record has been slightly better, barring Torquay of course, but Barrow this weekend will be another tough test against a side fighting for their lives.
The Cumbrians have shown signs of revival recently, holding both Wrexham and Tranmere to draws, but are in need of wins to move them away from Solihull who are chasing them down.
The long journey up is being made on the day so United will have to shake off any travel related tiredness, and with the weather they’re having recently further north the pitch is unlikely to be in a great state.
However playing like they are recently Paul Doswell’s men will have every right to feel confident and hopefully with a strong performance the journey back home will be made with a positive result