Boss pleased with opening day win but refuses to get carried awayIt only took four words for John Still to sum up the Town’s victory at Carlisle in their first game in the Football League for five years.
“We played like Luton.”
A year ago the Town fell to an opening day defeat at Southport. “That seems a long time ago now,” added the boss after he has witnessed a battling display earn three points thanks to Mark Cullen’s 30th-minute tap-in after clever build-up play from Matt Robinson, Jake Howells and Paul Benson.
“It was a good day but whether this performance matters in six or eight games up the road is another story,” said Still – refusing to get carried away.
“For now though I am happy because we played like Luton play.
“We played some good football and had to dig in at some difficult times but we got through it.
“For some of the players it was a new experience, but they proved they are not fazed by anything. Quite a few were either making their Football League or club debuts.”
The Town’s triumph was achieved with over 1,000 travelling supporters in attendance.
And Still paid tribute to those who made the long trip up the M1 and M6 to back the team to victory.
“The crowd was fantastic again today as always,” said Still.
“They have earned the chance to come to grounds like Carlisle and others that we will play in this season.”
However, the boss remained cautious despite the excellent result and gutsy performance. You know – never too high, never too low.
“It is important for everyone inside the club to remember that what we are doing at the moment is making steps, small steps,” added Still.
“You know I will not get too excited until the job is done and we have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be.
“As the old saying goes, we will always just take one step at a time.”