Blyth Spartans manager Tom Wade was able to take some positives from Saturday’s 1-1 draw in Cheshire against Nantwich Town.
This despite neither side impressing the Croft Park boss.
“Both sides were poor,” he said.
“We rested some players while others were injured. Add to that they stuffed us down there last season, so overall it wasn’t a bad point really.
“We never gave up and by the end they were wasting time and we were pushing for the win. That says a lot about us.
“We have had to rotate the squad recently and we have lost a bit of momentum, but the lads are all working for each other.
“Hopefully we will have Arran Wearmouth back for Wednesday’s visit to AFC Fylde along with Nathan Buddle.
“But Nipa [Daniel Maguire] is only 50/50 due to a thigh injury.
“We will go with our fighting spirit intact, but it will be tough.”