Boss happy to come through away fixtures
After six games and 1,400 miles the Town completed their record-equalling record of consecutive away fixtures by extending the unbeaten run in the Skrill Premier to 11 games on Saturday.
The 1-1 draw at Chester made it four successive league fixtures on the road without defeat, consisting of two wins and two draws, and it was something manager John Still was delighted with.
“I don’t know how many away games that’s been, but to go through them unbeaten in the league is brilliant,” he said on Saturday.
“When I look at the fixtures, you think there’s going to be one away fixture where you don’t do as well, but we haven’t had one, so I’m delighted with that.
“With the run of games and everything in context, I’m absolutely ecstatic as it would have been easy not to get something.”
The Town came through a difficult start to the day when the team coach was stuck in traffic, which meant kick-off was pushed back to 3.15.
Andre Gray’s earlier goal had the Hatters in front but Gareth Seddon’s equaliser earned the home side a share of the spoils.
“We’ve not had the best day with the travel and the road being closed, getting here late and started late, but the boys responded fantastic,” said Still.
“Chester were hanging around a bit as well before kick-off, so the first 10-15 minutes for both teams can be awkward. You never know how that’s going to work out.
“They’ve had a go which everyone does when they play us, but we overcame that and went 1-0 up, but they deservedly got back into the game.
“I thought we looked a touch tired in the first half, but not so second half.
“The second half we responded brilliantly and put in a really good performance.”