FC Halifax Town manager Billy Heath says that it is time to stand up and be counted now as the team prepare for the visit of Leyton Orient on Tuesday night following a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Bromley.
“It was a tough game today, they moved us around. But what we must do is step up to the plate, I have said to the lads that it’s roll your sleeves up time now, and by that, I mean get a result on Tuesday.”
Town manager Billy Heath was disappointed with his side in the second half, but thought that they were competitive in the first 45 minutes.
“We did ok in the first half, it was quite competitive. But, in the second half we were very poor.”
“They have some very good players and a lot of quality, I was just disappointed with the second half performance”, he said.
Decisions have gone against Halifax quite a lot this season and it looked like it has happened again for Heath who was not particularly happy with the third Bromley goal which he felt should have been ruled out.
“We have spoken about the third goal. We tend to lose focus at the minute when we get decisions against us.”
“I think someone is offside, on the goal line for the third goal, and it’s what happens when you are not winning games.”
“We have to act better as a side, we lose concentration when things go against us and you cannot do that at this level, we know we have to be on the top of our game to get points in this division.”
The former North Ferriby manager spoke about new signing Shaun Tuton and how his performance was against a strong Bromley defence.
“In the first half he did well, he was up there on his own, we saw him tire a little bit in the second half, but we had already made our changes, so we could not make the change.”
Heath was happy with his defender, Michael Duckworth’s performance and states that he has quality about him.
“Ducky (Michael Duckworth) is a great footballer, he has great quality. He had quite a lot of defending to do today and he did that well enough.”
Heath also gave an injury update and said that one or two could need looking at but all being well, he should have the full eighteen to choose from for Tuesday night’s game at home to Leyton Orient.
“Jake Hibbs had to come off because he was ill at half time, you could see that he did not have the legs that he usually has, whilst Michael Collins had to come off because the referee said that if he did one more challenge then he would go, so we had to take him off.”
“We will need to look at one or two, but they should be ok”
“It is important that we keep the squad fit, it is important that we don’t get any more suspensions or injuries, hopefully today was not too bad and we will have the full eighteen to choose from on Tuesday. Heath said.
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV right now as well as interviews with Michael Duckworth and Shaun Tuton.
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