Despite losing 3-1 to Stalybridge Celtic, the reports show that DSLH pulled off a number of saves throughout the game. The official report on the Celtic site has Hamilton down as making five excellent saves during a true onslaught whilst the three goals were an own goal from close range, a free header from six yards and a volley from a corner, the keeper having no chance with any of the efforts.
Marshall tasted his first bit of Johnstone Paints Trophy football and had a disappointing night as he played on the right of a three man strikeforce. He was withdrawn just before the 70 minute mark, partly because of his performance and partly because of the Cobblers important league game at home to Barnet on Friday night.
He was reported to have won a penalty and whilst he was in possession when the penalty was given, but it was for a foul off the ball.
The Cobblers supporters suggested he went missing during the game, failed to stay in position but his crosses and set piece delivery was better and they did excuse his performance as he has been 'fantastic'. He did cause mass problems at corners with the goalkeepers frantically throwing a fist at many of his deliveries, when initially hoping to catch the ball.
Comments posted on The Hotel End message board
Dodger 'Didnt really show at all as far as I am concerned. As to the penalty I thought it was given because Beckwith or McCreadie was hauled to the ground when in front of their defender'
Paddyator 'I thought he was poor tonight'
ntfc_dan 'was crap tonight... didnt stay on the wing much, wandered like a headless chicken, didnt realise when he should, and gave the ball away alot.... BUT his delivery's were much improved'
ntfc nut 'So he had an off day in a meaningless match in a tin pot trophy. Everyone will have a bad game once in a while and I'd rather he had his tonight than in a game that actually mattered'
SeanODonovan 'he has been playing brilliantly !'